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October 4 - 5, 2021
Boston Marriott Long WharfBoston

Paul Sanabria
Global Co-Head of Secondaries, Private Markets at Manulife Investment Management


Paul Sanabria is a Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Secondaries at Manulife Investment Management where he exclusively focuses on the GP-Led sector of the secondary market.  Mr. Sanabria has more than 19 years of experience in principal investing and investment banking, and nine years as a management consultant. He spent the past ten years as Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Illiquid Financial Assets practice, a unit he co-founded and built into the leading advisory group focused on customized transactions for holders of illiquid securities. Previously, Mr. Sanabria was Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co., where he acquired and led the Private Funds Group responsible for originating new third-party fundraising mandates, consistently raising over $1 billion annually for managers. In addition, he founded and co-led the private equity fund and secondary investing unit within Bear Stearns Asset Management with aggregate AUM over $2b. Earlier, Mr. Sanabria was co-founder of BDC Financial Inc., a firm that provided customized private equity investment management and advisory services to institutional and high-net-worth investors, which he sold to Bear Stearns.   

Mr. Sanabria received a B.S. from California State University at Sacramento and an MBA from Harvard University.

Agenda Sessions

  • GP led secondaries: From musical chairs to a game of thrones: the emergence of secondaries as a mainstream private equity investment category


Speakers at this event