Jeff Hammer

Global Co-Head of Secondaries


Jeff leads the global secondaries business, focused on GP-led and special situation transactions, and partners with private equity, private credit, and secondary fund sponsors. Prior to joining the firm, he was co-head of Houlihan Lokey’s illiquid financial assets practice, a unit he co-founded and built into the leading investment banking group focused on customized transactions for holders of illiquid securities, and before that, he was a senior managing director at Bear Stearns & Co., where he founded, built, and co-led, the private equity fund-of-funds and secondary investing unit of Bear Stearns Asset Management. Earlier in his career, Jeff co-founded BDC Financial, a firm that provided customized private equity investment management and advisory services to institutional and high-net-worth investors. He also held investment banking positions at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

  • Education: A.B., Politics, Princeton University; M.B.A., Harvard University
  • Joined the company: 2019
  • Began career: 1985



New York

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