Probitas Partners

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Probitas Partners
Private Ownership
Industry Private Equity, Infrastructure, Real estate, Hedge funds
Founded 2001
Founder Greg Hausler, Michael Hoffmann, Craig Marmer
Headquarters San Francisco, California, United States
Products Fund Raising, Portfolio Management, Secondary Advisory, Research

Probitas Partners is a global investment bank focused on raising capital as a placement agent for private equity fund sponsors as well as providing portfolio management and liquidity solutions, through the private equity secondary market, for investors in private equity. The firm operates through three primary businesses: fund placement, portfolio management and secondary advisory.

The firm was founded in 2001 by three former members of the Private Funds Group of Credit Suisse First Boston (formerly Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette): Greg Hausler, Michael Hoffmann, and Craig Marmer.[1] In 2002, the firm established a European placement business.[2] Probitas currently has approximately 50 employees.

Business Lines[edit]

Probitas operates through three lines of business:

Probitas is also well known for publishing surveys and white papers related to the private equity asset class and investors in private equity.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ New firm focuses on private equity investments. San Francisco Business Times, September 21, 2001
  2. ^ Probitas to Step Up European Private Placement Business. Dow Jones Financial News, Feb 19, 2002
  3. ^ Only includes firms covered in Wikipedia. Source: Probitas Fund Closings and Events (Company website)
  4. ^ Boeing Auctioning Off Venture Holdings. Private Equity Insider, March 4, 2005
  5. ^ Scale Venture Partners closes $400M fund, BofA exits. San Francisco Business Times, March 7, 2007.
  6. ^ Shine Is Off Mega-Firms, LPs Say In Survey. Reuters Buyouts, March 17, 2008
  7. ^ LPs Doubtful About Buyouts, Survey Says, Reuters Buyouts, April 2, 2007
  8. ^ Lack of access to top funds is No. 1 LP concern, Reuters Venture Capital Journal, May 1, 2007

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