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12th May 2022

17Capital promotes three to Partner

17Capital, the global go-to source of strategic financing for investors in private equity, today announced the promotions of Managing Directors David Wilson, Emad Shahin and Fokke Lucas to Partner.

Pierre-Antoine de Selancy, Managing Partner of 17Capital, said: “We are pleased to recognise David, Emad and Fokke for their valuable contributions to 17Capital as we celebrate another record year of growth and demand for NAV finance, and our recent achievement of one of the largest debut private credit funds in history. These promotions reflect the depth of talent across our organisation, and with their proven track records of executing key investments, 17Capital is well-positioned to continue pursuing growth opportunities that deliver investor value.”


About David Wilson
David Wilson is a Partner, Co-Head of Credit and member of the Investment Committee at 17Capital. He joined the firm in 2019 to develop 17Capital’s NAV lending offering and was key to the record fundraising of 17Capital’s Credit Fund. David brings more than 27 years of financial services experience to 17Capital, having previously held senior roles in J.P. Morgan’s Fund Financing team and at Lehman Brothers.

About Emad Shahin
Emad Shahin is a Partner and General Counsel at 17Capital. He is responsible for all legal matters across the firm and overseeing the execution of all investments across the firm. Since joining the firm in 2019, he has worked on every transaction, including 17Capital’s first NAV lending transaction, in which the firm partnered with a top-tier pan-European manager. Prior to joining 17Capital, Emad held senior roles at J.P. Morgan and Nomura.

About Fokke Lucas
Fokke Lucas is a Partner at 17Capital. He has been a key contributor across investments and fundraising to 17Capital’s rapid growth since joining the firm in 2012. He has completed 23 transactions of which 11 are fully realized. Prior to 17Capital, Fokke spent five years at Lehman Brothers’ European Mezzanine Group and its spin-out Neovara LLP.