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November 2022

Laura Shen
Partner & Co-Founder at Headway Capital Partners LLP


Laura Shen is a partner and co-founder of Headway Capital Partners, a London based investment firm with advised funds of over €900 million. Headway provides bespoke liquidity and capital solutions to private equity GPs and managers, investing globally in a full range of secondary and co-investment transactions, with a focus on small to mid-size secondary direct, GP-led and independent sponsor transactions in Europe and North America.

Laura and her two partners co-founded Headway in 2004, after leaving Coller Capital together. Prior to Coller, Laura worked in leveraged buyouts at Bain Capital and leveraged finance at Goldman Sachs. Laura has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA magna cum laude from Amherst College.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Secondary alpha: extracting premium value from secondary investments