Paul Capital Expands its Emerging Markets Team and Grows Sourcing Agent Network by Retaining Anand Sunderji and Akshat Shukla as Sourcing Agents for India

By Paul Capital, PRNE
Monday, February 7, 2011

NEW YORK and MUMBAI, India, February 8, 2011 - Paul Capital, a leading global investment firm focused on the private
equity secondary market, today announced that it has retained Anand Sunderji
and Akshat Shukla as regional sourcing agents for India. Mr. Sunderji and Mr.
Shukla will be responsible for sourcing and evaluating secondary private
equity transactions in India.

"We continue to anticipate increasing activity in the global secondary
market and are excited to further deepen our geographical expertise within
Asia as we expand our commitment to emerging markets," said Lucian Wu,
Managing Director and Co-Head of Paul Capital's Asia team. "Anand and Akshat
have built an extensive network across the Indian private equity ecosystem
that will enhance our transaction sourcing efforts and we are excited to have
them as our representatives in India," added Bryon Sheets, a San
-based Partner at Paul Capital.

The Indian private equity market is one of the largest and most rapidly
growing in the emerging markets and the development of an active secondary
market for private equity in India is a sign of the market's sophistication.
Paul Capital is excited to be part of this growth through the development of
a local presence. "To succeed in providing customized liquidity solutions to
sellers and understanding the portfolios we look to buy, we believe that
local knowledge and expertise is absolutely critical," said Jason Sambanju,
Managing Director and Co-Head of Asia.

Previously, Mr. Sunderji was the co-head of the private equity fund of
funds operations at Guggenheim Capital Management (Asia) in Mumbai. Prior to
this he co-led the Asian fund of funds operation for Swiss-based Adveq
Management AG where he was responsible for private equity fund investments in
India, China, Japan and Australia. Prior to Adveq Mr. Sunderji served as Head
of the Investors at the World Economic Forum in Geneva and New York and was
responsible for projects in India and China. He started his career at INVESCO
where he spent nine years as an equity portfolio manager. Mr. Sunderji has a
bachelor of science with honours from the University of Bradford, UK.

Mr. Shukla, prior to joining Paul Capital, managed the Indian investment
strategy for Adveq Management AG where the two met. He previously worked in
leveraged finance at ING Bank in London and was a consultant at
PricewaterhouseCoopers in India. Mr. Shukla received his bachelor's degree in
electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and
received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mr. Shukla is a
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst charter holder and is currently a
faculty member at the Meridian International School of Business.

About Paul Capital

Founded in 1991, Paul Capital manages US $7.6 billion in capital
commitments for its three investment platforms that include private equity
secondaries, healthcare royalty and revenue interests, and venture capital
fund of funds. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris,
San Francisco, and São Paulo. The Paul Secondary funds have completed more
than 175 secondary market acquisitions of limited partnership interests and
portfolios of direct private equity investments. Through its secondary fund
program, Paul Capital is now a limited partner in over 350 partnerships and
700 funds. The secondary team provides customized liquidity solutions for
sellers of private equity and has become a trusted partner of sellers from
around the world seeking fair value, confidentiality and timely transactions.
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