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 fund 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 SEC approved 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 30 years. He 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, Miguel Medina de Juanes and Bjarni Gudlaugsson at TopCap Partners (Europe) GmbH, share this philosophy and approach to placement services; this gives the firm its unique DNA and style.
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 successes 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.
$150 Million - Alta Partners NextGen Fund II
$130 Million - Alta Partners IX (NextGen Fund I)
IQ Capital Partners
£100 Million - IQ Capital Opportunity Fund
Top Tier Capital Partners
$580 Million - Top Tier Venture Capital VIII
$550 Million - Top Tier Venture Capital VII
$444 Million - Top Tier Venture Capital VI
$451 Million - Top Tier Venture Capital V
$283 Million - Top Tier Venture Velocity Fund 2
$190 Million - Top Tier Venture Velocity Fund
$ 60 Million - Top Tier Alpha 2
U.S. Venture Partners - USVP
$350 Million - U.S. Venture Partners XII
$300 Million - U.S. Venture Partners XI
$120 Million - Xfund 3
MPEP – Munich Private Equity Partners
€160 Million - MPEP III
$113 Million - 747 Stuyvesant VII
$115 Million - 747 Stuyvesant VI
$ 60 Million - 747 Hudson V
$ 41 Million - 747 Hudson IV
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners
$14 Billion - Stonepeak Infrastructure Fund IV
IKAV Energy ES
Permal Capital Management
$465 Million - Permal Private Equity Opportunities V
$403 Million - Permal Private Equity Opportunities IV
$568 Million - PineBridge Secondary Partners IV
SVB - Leerink Revelation Partners
$227 Million - Leerink Revelation Healthcare Fund II
$192 Million - Leerink Revelation Healthcare Fund I
$204 Million - Alothon Fund III
$ 82 Million-Alothon Fund II
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, originally under the name of Hedges Capital, when there were just 24 dedicated Secondaries GP buyers. The buyers' universe has grown substantially since then and today TopCap's Secondaries business is mainly concluded with Secondaries investors such as Family Offices, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds and other institutional 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 cornerstones 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 three 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 The European Smaller Companies 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 expandingand 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 currently partaking in 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.
Miguel is an Associate Partner of TopCap Partners, based in Madrid. Prior to joining TopCap, Miguel spent 18 years in different positions in capital markets with Citibank, originating and distributing risk-management and investment products for institutional and corporate clients. During his career with Citi, Miguel has been covering clients in derivatives, fixed income and foreign exchange, building long-lasting relationships and being a trusted advisor to banks, asset managers, insurance companies, family offices and corporations. Miguel has a legal and financial education: The combination of the BA Degree in Law (Complutense University of Madrid) and a Masters in Financial Markets (Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles, Madrid).
Bjarni is an Associate Partner with TopCap Partners, based in Reykjavik, and in that capacity is responsible for supporting the team with Icelandic and Scandinavian outreach. Bjarni has worked in the field of accounting and asset management over the past twenty-five years, inter alia with KPMG in New York, and with firms such as Stefnir Asset Management – Arion Bank, Kaupthing and Bunadarbank. He has managed and invested three fund of funds programs for the biggest asset management company in Iceland, all of which have been ranked in the top quartile by Preqin for their vintage years. Bjarni's experience and extensive knowledge of the Nordic private equity landscape has enabled him to forge excellent relationships with Icelandic and Nordic LPs and GPs alike. Bjarni received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Coastal Carolina University in the US.
Corinna is an Associate at TopCap Partners based in Munich. Mainly focused on business development, she is responsible for Due Diligence and Research as well as front office activities such as supporting the LP outreach of the firm and Key Account Management. Prior to joining TopCap Partners, Corinna has gained experience at Enterprise Project Management of Allianz Global Investors. Corinna has start-up experience herself, having founded a successful student-run consultancy in Cape Town. While being responsible for Corporate Relations, she developed her entrepreneurial skills. Corinna holds a degree in International Management, where she specialized in Strategic Management and Politics.
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.
Cara supports TopCap Partners as the Executive Assistant and Office Manager. In that respect, she is responsible for providing comprehensive support and efficient operational functions of the Southampton, New York office with her wide range of technical, business and communication skills obtained through a combination of education and work experience. Before joining the firm she provided 15+ years' of wide range support to C-level corporate executives, Managing Director and CCO as an Executive Assistant at a full service investment firm in New York. Cara holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from Stony Brook University. When she isn't working, Cara enjoys traveling, exploring and hiking from New York City to Montauk and spending time with her family on the west coast.
Christopher is TopCap's Summer intern who supports the team by assisting with projects, research, and database upkeep at TopCap Partners. He is a double major in Economics and Biology,as well as a member of the men's lacrosse team at Williams College ('23). Christopher graduated valedictorian from Westhampton Beach High School in 2019.
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