John Campbell is the senior partner of Campbell Lutyens which he co-founded in 1988 with Richard Lutyens, formerly a director of SG Warburg and Merrill Lynch and Bill Dacombe, formerly a director of NM Rothschild, Williams & Glyn’s International and Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr. Campbell has been involved in corporate finance and private equity since joining N M Rothschild in 1969. He is a former executive director of Noble Grossart, the Edinburgh-headquartered financial adviser and private equity manager where he was their resident London director from 1876 to 1987. He also served from 1979 to 1982 as managing director of McLeod Russel plc, the international agri-business group with principal operations in Africa, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. He is a member of the Pacific Pension Institute’s Board of Directors. Mr. Campbell holds an M.A. in economics from Cambridge University, where he was an Exhibitioner of Sidney Sussex College.
Campbell Lutyens & Co. Ltd
Campbell Lutyens is a specialist adviser in the private equity and private infrastructure sectors and is focused on global fund placement and secondary transactions. Founded in 1988 and independent, the firm has longstanding experience and relationships which enable it to bring best quality advice and delivery for its clients. The Campbell Lutyens team comprises over 50 experienced international executives, advisory directors and staff who operate globally from offices in London, New York and Hong Kong.
In global fund placements the firm acts typically for European, Asian and Global private equity and infrastructure fund managers advising on and raising funds of between $200 million and $2 billion in size from institutional investors globally. In the private equity sector it has raised venture capital, development capital, buyout, distressed debt, special situation and mezzanine funds. In the infrastructure sector it has raised both greenfield and brownfield funds and helped develop appropriate fund structures which address in an aligned and, where appropriate, long-term way, the specific requirements of institutional investors and sponsors.
In secondary transactions Campbell Lutyens typically acts for vendors, advising on a wide range of transactions including the sale and restructuring of portfolios of both limited partnership fund interests and direct portfolios of private equity and infrastructure investments. These mandates typically range in size from $30 million to $3 billion.
Utilising its deep understanding of the detailed workings of the private equity and private infrastructure sectors, Campbell Lutyens also advises governments and other major investors on the strategic development of their portfolios in these two asset classes.