Jaguar Growth Partners Appoints Two Senior Executives To Legal And Compliance Team
Bruce Wolfson named General Counsel and Eva Lo named Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Compliance Officer
New York, NY; February 26, 2015 – Jaguar Growth Partners (Jaguar), a privately-held investment management and advisory firm, is pleased to announce it has named Bruce Wolfson as the firm’s General Counsel and Eva Lo as Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Compliance Officer.
“We are excited to bring such high-caliber professionals as Bruce and Eva onto our growing team,” said Gary Garrabrant, Jaguar Founder and Managing Partner. “As Jaguar grows, we are committed to maintaining an institutional-quality infrastructure and compliance program that best serves our investors and these two appointments speak to that commitment.”
“Eva and Bruce’s experience and knowledge in a variety of areas including real estate, private equity and emerging markets made them a perfect fit for Jaguar and we are thrilled to be working with them,” added Thomas McDonald, Managing Partner at Jaguar Growth Partners.
Mr. Wolfson has been involved with structuring, placing and divesting public and private equity on behalf of both issuers and fund investors, as well as financing and restructuring emerging market debts, for over 30 years. Prior to joining Jaguar, he was a member of the Corporate and Latin America Practice Groups of the global law firm, Bingham McCutchen (now known as Morgan Lewis & Bockius). Prior to Bingham, Mr. Wolfson was a partner and general counsel at The Rohatyn Group, an asset management firm specializing in emerging markets. Prior to that, he served as senior managing director in the legal department at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., where he was responsible for all legal work relating to trading, sales, capital markets and investment banking activities in the developing world. Mr. Wolfson served as Bank of America’s resident counsel in Mexico from 1982 to 1986, with primary responsibility for restructuring the bank’s Mexican loan portfolio.
Mr. Wolfson has advised regulators in Latin America and Asia concerning their foreign investment rules and has served on the board of directors of EMTA, the association of the emerging market trade and investment community, from 1994 to 2015. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Ms. Lo joins Jaguar from Rockwell Partners LLC, an asset and property management company in Chicago, where she was responsible for the turnover of newly acquired properties, legal oversight, recruiting, underwriting and special projects. She was previously a corporate real estate attorney, most recently with Kirkland & Ellis where she represented private equity investors in high-profile corporate acquisitions, financing and restructuring, involving up to $7.5 billion in assets.
Ms. Lo holds a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.
About Jaguar Growth Partners
Jaguar Growth Partners is a privately-held investment management and advisory firm specializing in real estate private equity in growth markets globally. Founded in 2013 by Gary Garrabrant and Thomas McDonald, Jaguar invests in and develops scalable real estate-related operating platforms and companies poised to grow in markets characterized by an expanding middle class, aspirational youth, urbanization and other secular trends found in emerging global economies.
Commencing their investment activities in the 1990’s, Jaguar’s founders are regarded as pioneers in real estate investing and company-building in emerging markets through growth capital investments, working in active collaboration with local operating partners. The Firm capitalizes on a broad array of equity and debt investment opportunities and is at the vanguard of institutionalizing the most compelling growth markets. Jaguar is distinguished by its global insights, partner orientation and proven approach to optimizing value and liquidity.