Sixpoint Partners Promotes Two; Announces Election of Matthew Thornton and Bobby Farina to Partner

New York, May 3, 2016 – Sixpoint Partners (“Sixpoint”), a leading global investment bank serving the middle market alternatives industry, today announced the promotions of Matthew Thornton and Bobby Farina to Partner. Their promotions are effective immediately.

Each of Messers. Thornton and Farina has demonstrated the highest level of client loyalty, teamwork and thought leadership; key tenets of Sixpoint’s partnership and approach to client service.

“Matt and Bobby embody Sixpoint’s core values and are a welcome addition to the executive management of the firm. Their commitment to our client-centric ethos and to the firm itself has made their election a natural and obvious progression. As Sixpoint continues to expand its service capabilities and global footprint it is critical that we align our senior leadership accordingly,” said Eric Zoller, Founder & Partner of Sixpoint Partners. “We are confident that, as partners, they will continue to make significant contributions to serving our clients, to mentoring our team and to the success of Sixpoint Partners.”

“We are pleased to welcome Matt and Bobby to the partnership,” added Larry Smith, Partner of Sixpoint Partners.  “Their Sales and management acumen are a tremendous asset to the firm and its clients and their level of client service encompasses the best of what we ask of our partners here at the firm. Matt and Bobby are another example of the partnership culture cultivated at Sixpoint over nearly a decade of service to the alternatives industry.”

New Partner Profiles

Mr. Thornton manages Sixpoint’s Chicago office and has overall responsibility for Midwest distribution as well as select accounts in the Northeast. He also manages Sixpoint’s distribution practice in North America. Prior to joining Sixpoint, Mr. Thornton was a Director at Barclays Capital in the Institutional Client Group where he managed the middle market equity business for the Midwest region. Mr. Thornton began his career at Lehman Brothers, ultimately serving as a Senior Vice President in the Equities division. Mr. Thornton graduated from Denison University with a BS in economics and received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mr. Farina heads Sixpoint’s San Francisco office and has overall responsibility for West Cost distribution and Texas. Prior to joining Sixpoint, Mr. Farina was a Vice President in the M&A advisory group at Evercore Partners. Prior to joining Evercore, he was an Associate in the TMT group at Banc of America Securities. Before Banc of America Securities, Mr. Farina was a Captain in the United States Air Force where he was a computer security specialist for the Defense Intelligence Agency within the U.S. Intelligence Community. He earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Master of Science degree in Information Security from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy.

About Sixpoint Partners

Sixpoint Partners is a leading global investment bank focused on a diversified set of services and solutions for the middle-market private equity industry. The firm’s core areas of focus include (i) primary fund placement, (ii) secondaries advisory and (iii) co-investment placement across a wide range of industries, strategies and geographies. Sixpoint Partners is known for its direct, results-driven style and works together with its clients to deliver solutions that prove valuable in the long run. Sixpoint is headquartered in New York with additional offices in Chicago and San Francisco as well as Abu Dhabi and Singapore. For more information, please visit

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