Whitehorse Liquidity Partners Rebrands as Dawson
Whitehorse Liquidity Partners Rebrands as Dawson

Dawson Partners and Large U.S.-based Asset Manager Complete Over $900 Million Transaction

June 10 2024

TORONTO, June 10, 2024 – Dawson Partners (“Dawson”), a global alternative asset manager focused on providing innovative structured solutions to the private markets, today announced the closing of a more than $900 million transaction with a large U.S.-based asset manager.

The transaction, a structured liquidity solution and alternative to a traditional secondary sale, closed on May 29, 2024. The counterparty was seeking to generate near-term liquidity on an existing portfolio of 13 buyout fund interests and participate in potential future upside.

“We are particularly proud of this transaction, one of our largest since our inception, where we were able to act nimbly to provide a full portfolio solution and execution certainty to the counterparty at scale,” said Giorgio Riva, Partner at Dawson. “Our focus is to provide bespoke solutions to investors seeking liquidity of all kinds with their private equity portfolios, while also being thoughtful partners.”

“This transaction highlights our ability to move at scale and with certainty,” said Yann Robard, Managing Partner at Dawson. “At Dawson, we believe scale matters. We believe scale has enabled us.  As we have grown, we believe we have become bigger, better, faster and stronger as a firm. Transactions like this one help showcase this. Big is beautiful and growth is good.”

Goodwin Procter LLP advised Dawson on the transaction.

About Dawson Partners

Dawson is a leading global alternative asset manager focused on providing innovative structured solutions to the private markets. Founded in 2015 as Whitehorse Liquidity Partners, Dawson provides tailored portfolio financing and liquidity solutions to LPs and GPs. Dawson takes a differentiated approach to selecting, curating, structuring, and managing bespoke portfolios to serve the demands of a growing market and seeks to provide its investors unique product offerings. The Firm has raised over US$18 billion in commitments and has deployed over US$22 billion across more than 225 transactions. Dawson has 175 employees and primary offices in Toronto, Canada and London, UK. For more information visit: https://www.dawsonpartners.com.

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