Northleaf continues US expansion with addition of Sarah Silverman as a Managing Director in New York

TORONTO, CANADA (September 14, 2021) – Northleaf Capital Partners (“Northleaf”) today announced the appointment of Sarah Silverman as Managing Director, Business Development (US). In this new role, Sarah will lead Northleaf’s business development and investor relations activities from the firm’s New York office, further developing relationships with institutional investors, consultants and advisors in the United States.

“We are delighted to welcome Sarah to our growing business development team,” said Jeff Pentland, Managing Director and Head of Business Development at Northleaf. “Sarah brings extensive industry experience leading relationship-building and fundraising, which will be key to our ongoing growth in the US.”

Prior to joining Northleaf, Sarah was Managing Director, Head of US Alternatives within Global Consultant Relations at BlackRock where she led the coverage of relationships with alternatives consultants in the US and was responsible for generating new business across the platform. Previously, Sarah was Head of Investor Relations and Business Development at Kingdon Capital Management where she led a team responsible for global marketing and client relationship management. Sarah began her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in fundraising and investor relations for the fund of hedge funds business.

“I am thrilled to be joining Northleaf’s growing team and look forward to contributing to the firm’s client-focused approach,” said Sarah. “This is an exciting opportunity to help broaden Northleaf’s reach and mid-market offering in the US, as the firm has a unique value proposition to offer.”

Northleaf recently held the final closing for its third OECD-focused infrastructure fund at US$1.4 billion, exceeding its original target fund size. Northleaf also held the final closing for its second closed-end private credit fund and a separately managed account, raising more than US$900 million to invest in performing loans to global mid-market companies. With recent fundraising across its three core private markets strategies (infrastructure, private credit and private equity), Northleaf has raised more than US$17 billion in capital commitments and serves more than 150 institutional investors globally. Northleaf is currently raising capital for certain of its global private equity and private credit funds.

About Northleaf Capital Partners

Northleaf Capital Partners is a global private markets investment firm with more than US$17 billion in private equity, private credit and infrastructure commitments under management on behalf of public, corporate and multi-employer pension plans, endowments, foundations, financial institutions and family offices. Northleaf’s 150-person team, located in Toronto, Chicago, London, Melbourne, Menlo Park, Montreal and New York, is focused exclusively on sourcing, evaluating and managing private markets investments globally. Northleaf’s portfolio includes more than 400 active investments in 40 countries, with a focus on mid-market companies and assets. For more information on Northleaf, please visit



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