Sixpoint Partners has promoted Matthew Thornton and Bobby Farina to partners, effective immediately, Private Equity International has learned.
Thornton was most recently a managing director at Sixpoint. His new responsibilities include managing the mid-market investment bank’s Chicago office and overseeing its distribution in the Midwest and the Northeast, the firm said.
Thornton was previously a director in Barclays Capital’s institutional client group, managing the mid-market equity business in the Midwest. He had also been a senior vice president at Lehman Brothers‘ equities division.
Farina, who leads the San Francisco office at Sixpoint, was most recently a director at the firm. He is responsible for distributions in the West Coast and in Texas. Before he came to Sixpoint, Farina was a vice president in the mergers and acquisitions group at Evercore Partners and an associate in the technology, media, telecommunications group at Banc of America Securities. He had also been a captain in the US Air Force, specialising in computer security within the Defense Intelligence Agency of the US Intelligence Community.
“Their commitment to our client-centric ethos and to the firm itself has made their election a natural and obvious progression,” Sixpoint founder and partner Eric Zoller said. “As Sixpoint continues to expand its service capabilities and global footprint it is critical that we align our senior leadership accordingly.”
Sixpoint, a mid-market alternative industry bank, focuses on primary fund placement, secondaries advisory and co-investment in various industries, strategies and geographies. It is headquartered in New York and has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi and Singapore.