Atlantic-Pacific’s Hewett joins Terra Firma

Fund placement specialist Hewett has been appointed director of European investor relations at Terra Firma Capital Partners.

Michael Hewett, currently a principal in the London office of international placement agent Atlantic-Pacific Capital, has agreed to join Terra Firma Capital Partners.

Hewett will move to Terra Firma in November to fill the newly created position of investor relations director, Europe. He will work alongside incumbent investor relations director Bill Miles.

Hewett joined Atlantic-Pacific in July 1999 after holding a number of investment banking and asset management roles at Morgan Stanley in London and Tokyo.

According to a Terra Firma press release, his most recent fundraising assignments include Deutsche Beteiligungs' Fund IV, the $2.2 billion Matlin Patterson Asset Management's Global Opportunities Partners and the 2002 $1.5 billion Resolute Fund managed by The Jordan Company.

Hewett is the latest executive to depart from Atlantic-Pacific, an independent fund placement franchise headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Earlier this year Kevin Newman, a US-based placement veteran, left the firm to launch Kevin P. Newman associates, a new fund placement and marketing business. Newman will continue to work with Atlantic-Pacific, which he joined in April 2003 in a senior role, as an advisor.

Also departed from Atlantic-Pacific has Dan Prendergast, who was based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Atlantic-Pacific has additional offices in Chicago, Dallas and Hong Kong and over 20 professionals.

The firm is run by founder James Manley, who established Atlantic-Pacific in 1995.