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Robert de Corainville
Partner & Investment Committee Member at 17Capital


Robert joined 17Capital in 2010 and became Partner in 2014. He leads the New York office, where he is now based, having established our presence there in 2016. He was previously at Merrill Lynch, Lloyds Banking Group and Ashurst Morris Crisp. He studied at HEC Paris and The University of Edinburgh.

17Capital is the global go-to source of strategic finance for investors in private equity. Providing non-dilutive capital to high-quality private equity management companies, funds, and institutional investors for a range of purposes, from generating liquidity to capturing new opportunities.

17Capital invests across the private equity capital structure via one dedicated strategy, delivered in the form of two complementary products, preferred equity and NAV-based credit, that provide a broad range of financing options. 17Capital structures its financings to meet its clients’ objectives while maintaining an alignment of interests.

Founded in 2008, 17Capital operates from London and New York and has completed 61 portfolio financing transactions, investing more than $4bn since inception, with 30 successful exits. The firm has raised $5bn across five successive funds and mandates.

Agenda Sessions

  • The evolving private equity capital structure: what’s pref got to do with it?