Coller partner to leave the firm

Luca Salvato, a partner who was at Coller for 16 years, plans to leave the secondaries firm shortly and take the rest of the summer off to consider his next move.

Luca Salvato, who has been a partner at Coller Capital for 16 years, is leaving the secondaries firm, Private Equity International has learned

A person familiar with the matter said that he has been at the firm for a long time and that he's looking to explore other options.

He hasn't left the firm yet and his last day is unknown, but the source noted that he is taking the summer off to think about where to take his career next.

The news was first reported by Fortune.

Coller Capital declined to comment. Salvato wasn't immediately available to comment

Salvato, who is based in the firm's New York office, joined Coller in 2000. He's currently a partner responsible for origination and execution

A slew of high-profile employees have left the firm since it closed on its seventh fund, Coller International Partners VII, with $7 billion, at the beginning of the year.

At the end of January, Coller chief executive Tim Jones, who also joined in 2000, resigned unexpectedly citing personal reasons. At the same time, Ashley Johansen, a partner responsible for fundraising, also left the firm. She's now at Irving Place as an external consultant.