Sheryl Schwartz Joins Caspian Private Equity

Sheryl Schwartz Joins Caspian Private Equity

Sheryl Schwartz has joined Caspian Private Equity as Managing Director, Investments. Ms. Schwartz has also been appointed to Caspian’s Investment and Executive Committees.

Prior to joining Caspian, Ms. Schwartz was a Managing Director at Perseus Finance from 2010 to April 2013, where she was one of the partners responsible for fundraising, sourcing, evaluating and making direct mezzanine and structured equity investments in connection with leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth financings in lower middle market companies.

As part of Caspian’s investment team, Ms. Schwartz will lead investments in both primary and secondary funds. “We are very excited and confident that, with her knowledge and experience, Sheryl will be a great addition to our team,” said Nader Motamedy, Partner and CEO of Caspian.

Before her tenure at Perseus Finance, Ms. Schwartz was with Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA-CREF) from 1988 to 2010, where she spent half of her career investing in alternative investments and half investing in fixed income investments. From 1997 to 2010, she was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of TIAA’s Alternative Investment team and established TIAA as a significant investor in alternative investments with over $13 billion of capital commitments.

Caspian Private Equity has $1.5 billion of capital under management and focuses on the US private equity markets and offers its investors opportunities to invest in both private equity funds and direct investments through separately managed accounts or fund vehicles. Caspian was spun-off in March 2008 from Caspian Capital Management and currently is an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, a large asset management firm based in Paris ( Caspian Private Equity is based in New York (click HERE to go to the Caspian website).

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