TopCap Partners is an Alternative Asset firm specializing in Capital Introductions as well as Private Equity Secondaries. We provide consulting and fund placement services to private equity and hedge fund managers across the asset class. TopCap Partners is highly specialized and focused on institutional quality managers, spin-outs and growth funds with excellent management teams. We raise capital from institutional investors globally for these outstanding funds managers.
TopCap Partners has built a strong business, primarily in Europe, backed by its longstanding partnerships with Family Offices, Private Banks, Insurances, Pension Funds and other Institutional Investors.
TopCap Partners is a Broker Dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC in the US; Invest Europe, and BVK, the German Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. In Europe, we operate with TopCap Partners (Europe) GmbH under the umbrella of SMC Investmentbank AG under regulations of the German BaFin and AIFMD. In Switzerland TopCap Partners is accredited under Art. 19.1bis CISA in conjunction with Art. 30a.1 CISO by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.
Dr. Olaf Neubert has dedicated himself to the private equity industry over the last 25 years, and brings to the table a substantial understanding of the inner workings of the global investor community. With his European heritage and professional experience, he has developed a well-recognized investor access especially in Europe. This has enabled him to successfully conclude diverse mandates even during the most difficult periods. Olaf has introduced his top flight fund manager clients to institutional investors under his umbrella of trust. Over time he has initiated and helped build many successful LP-GP relationships. He is highly respected and recognized by investors and fund managers alike.
The whole TopCap team and Olaf's partners, Alexander Mettenheimer, Konstantin Seliverstov and Christian Stoiber at TopCap Partners (Europe) GmbH, share this philosophy and approach to placement services.
Fund Raising is much more than a one-time fund raising event. It is a sequence of carefully planned steps that lead to a successful partnership between an investor and a fund manager. Bringing these two parties together is our primary goal at TopCap Partners. On one end, we are proud of our deep investor relationships, cultivated and developed over many years. These investors share with us their insights and knowledge and identify their needs. We seek to assist them in finding the right managers thanks to our expansive GP network built over the years as a leading Secondaries Buy-side Agent. Thus, TopCap Partners is aptly positioned to identify and select top level institutional quality management teams.
Bringing both sides together with trust and integrity in an efficient process is the hallmark of our success for both investors and fund managers. We are building a deep and trusted relationship with our fund manager clients, expanding over various fund cycles. This allows us to build ties between the fund managers and the investor community, truly representing and accompanying a fund manager and its investors on their voyage over a longer period of time. The knowledge and respect earned in this way is not only rewarding, it creates the base for successful relationships, trust and repeat investments.
$130 Million - Alta Partners IX (NextGen Fund I)
$150 Million - Alta Partners NextGen Fund II
Top Tier Capital Partners
$451 Million - Top Tier Venture Capital V
$444 Million - Top Tier Venture Capital VI
$550 Million - Top Tier Venture Capital VII
$580 Million - Top Tier Venture Capital VIII
$190 Million - Top Tier Venture Velocity Fund
$283 Million - Top Tier Venture Velocity Fund 2
$ 60 Million - Top Tier Alpha 2
U.S. Venture Partners - USVP
$300 Million - U.S. Venture Partners XI
$350 Million - U.S. Venture Partners XII
$ 82 Million - Alothon Fund II
$204 Million - Alothon Fund III
MPEP – Munich Private Equity Partners
€125 Million - MPEP III
$115 Million - 747 Stuyvesant VI
$ 41 Million - 747 Hudson IV
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
Permal Capital Management
$403 Million - Permal Private Equity Opportunities IV
$465 Million - Permal Private Equity Opportunities V
$568 Million - PineBridge Secondary Partners IV
Leerink Revelation Partners
$192 Million - Leerink Revelation Healthcare Fund I
$227 Million - Leerink Revelation Healthcare Fund II
G Squared Capital
Dolomite Capital – Ashmore Group
Select clients' offerings listed are fully funded and closed for future investment unless otherwise indicated.
TopCap Partners is a leading Buy-side Agent for Private Equity Secondaries, working as agent and advisor with the principal dedicated Secondaries investors = Secondaries GPs, as well as institutional and private investors in Secondaries. Olaf Neubert pioneered the Secondaries Buy-side Agency concept back in 2002 when there were just 24 dedicated Secondaries GP buyers. The buyers' universe has grown substantially since then and today more than 80% of TopCap's Secondaries business is concluded with Secondaries investors such as Family Offices, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and other investors in Secondaries. Working with the capital side allowed him insights and understanding of their needs and requirements. He built the firm's reputation on this unique positioning and a track record of delivering attractive transactions and consistent deal flow to Secondaries investors.
Discretion, integrity and trust are the cornerstone of this successful approach.
Olaf is the Founder and Managing Director of TopCap Partners. He is responsible for the management and development of the firm and its clients' product offerings. Olaf has been involved with Private Equity, Venture Capital and Secondaries since the 1990's and has seen our industry expand and mature over the last two and a half decades. He gained deep insights into the industry building the leading Secondaries Buy-side Agency – originally known under the name Hedges Capital. That afforded him in-depth knowledge of the Alternative Asset industry and a deep network and access to its salient players, be it Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Venture, Secondaries or Real Estate fund managers.
Olaf combines this in a unique blend with a wealth of experience in international relationships and investor contacts acquired over the years in his successful business career in international banking. It is this unique network and his expertise that position him to be one of the more sought after and successful placement agents in the Alternative Asset universe.
Prior to founding his own firms and dedicating himself to Alternative Assets, Olaf spent 16 years as Managing Director with Citibank in international postings. He served in senior executive positions in New York, Buenos Aires, Brussels, Dublin, as Chairman of Citibank AG in Vienna, Austria, and as Managing Director of Citibank Germany in Frankfurt. Olaf is a German and US citizen. He graduated from the University of Hamburg, Germany, with undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Economics and a Masters in Business Administration with Honors. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel.
Alex is Managing Director and Co-founder of TopCap Partners (Europe) GmbH. He has more than 30 years of experience in banks, 18 years of them as general manager in diverse tasks in senior positions. He worked at Citibank, London where he gained experience in commodity trade financing and in the derivatives and securities markets. Alex worked in various capacities for Citibank Privatkunden AG, today's Targo Bank, including as spokesman of the Board. While working at Citibank Group, he faced new challenges in two posts which gave him regional responsibility first in Mexico and then in Latin America. He served as CEO of Merck Finck & Co., a leading German Private Bank from 2001 to 2010. Alex currently serves as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SMC Investmentbank. He has been Non-Executive Director of TR European Growth Trust PLC since 2011. He was Interim CEO of BHF Bank in Frankfurt from 2015-2016 and has served on ODDO BHF Supervisory Board from 2016-2019. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Bayerische Landesbank from 2010 to 2013. He is a fully-qualified lawyer and studied in Frankfurt, Bonn and Modena.
Konstantin is Managing Director of TopCap Partners (Europe) GmbH. In that capacity he is responsible, respectively supporting, the European origination and fundraising activities of the firm. Konstantin has built long standing relationships with European LPs since the beginning of his career. He is expanding and developing these now with strategic advice regarding positioning and marketing. Previously he was a Managing Director at Moravia Capital, where he advised multiple international funds in fund structuring, documentation and placement. Konstantin holds a M.A. in Politics & Economics from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, a M.Sc. in Finance & Accounting from University for Applied Sciences for Economics and Management in Munich, and is admitted into the Executive M.Sc. Finance Program at HEC Paris. He has completed the Private Equity and Venture Capital Program at Harvard Business School, is a certified Private Equity Advisor (EBS/BAI) from the European Business School and a certified Financial Investment Professional from the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Christian has been active in international financial markets for over 25 years and has an extensive background in capital markets investment banking and alternative investments in Europe and Asia. He previously served as Managing Director at the Aquila Group based in Hong Kong, where he headed the Asian business development for M&A, capital raising and fund origination. From 1999 to 2011, Christian served in a variety of senior roles at Barclays Capital, including as Head of Asia Financial Institution Structuring, based in Hong Kong, and Global Head of Funds Product Management based in London. These roles were dedicated to developing investment solutions in cooperation with premier alternative asset management companies and raising capital from institutional investors globally. Prior to Barclays Capital, Christian worked at Bankers Trust and Bank of America in London. Christian started his career at Citibank in 1989 where he worked for 7 years in the Institutional Investor Group across various offices in Europe. Christian received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master degree in Economics from the University for Economics and Business Administration in Vienna.
Marcel supports TopCap's activities in Switzerland in particular. Marcel Kaufmann is responsible for private markets investments of a multi-family office and advises a Credit Suisse multi manager product on private real estate fund investments. Before, Marcel was a co-founder of Advanta Capital, a private equity investment firm focusing on fund and select direct/co-investments. He successfully sold the firm to Brazilian VIS Investimentos in 2014. His career started in 2003 at the Alternative Investments Center of Swiss Re. He subsequently joined Dubai based Evolvence Capital, where he invested predominantly in emerging markets on behalf of leading families and institutional investors from across the Gulf region. Before co-founding Advanta Capital, he invested significant amounts of institutional capital in numerous buyout, venture capital, real estate, and infrastructure partnerships at Mercer Private Markets (then SCM Strategic Capital Management), an alternative asset management firm. Marcel graduated from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) with a Master's degree in business administration (M.A. HSG) and studied in the MBA program at SNU Seoul National University.
Ryan is the research and database manager and is responsible for database upkeep and research at TopCap Partners. He is also responsible for the office management and daily operational tasks. In that capacity, he is supporting the team with research for the firm's outreach and due diligence activities. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Marketing.
Ken is the CFO and provides financial and FinOp services to TopCap Partners. Ken has been a licensed FinOp since 1996 and founded FinOp Services, LLC in 2003. He and four staff members provide FinOp and compliance services to broker-dealers throughout the United States. He has been FinOp for many types of broker-dealer including but not limited to: self-clearing firms, exchange member firms, municipal, research, introducing and investment banking broker-dealers. Prior to 1996, Ken worked at Creelman & Smith, CPA, a Boston-based accounting firm that specialized in consulting and auditing broker-dealers throughout New England. From 1987 to 1991, Ken was a Compliance Examiner at the Boston District of the National Association of Securities Dealers, the predecessor of FINRA, where he conducted examinations of self-clearing, market maker, municipal securities and general securities firms throughout the Northeast. Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and is a licensed CPA.
TopCap Partners, Inc.
63 Main Street, Suite 202
New York 11968
United States of America
TopCap Partners (Europe) GmbH
Barer Strasse 7
Tel.: +49-89-5454 38827