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Gatewood Capital Partners Announces Promotions
[April 01, 2024]

Gatewood Capital Partners Announces Promotions

Gatewood Capital Partners LLC ("Gatewood"), a premier private equity firm focused on seeding and anchoring emerging managers, today announced promotions and expanded roles of its team.

Robert Zassman has been promoted to Principal. Mr. Zassman focuses on investment origination, due diligence and portfolio management at Gatewood. Before joining Gatewood in 2021, Mr. Zassman held several positions at Blackstone Inc., most recently as a member of the Blackstone Strategic Capital Group's investment team, focused on GP stakes investments. Before Blackstone, Mr. Zassman was in the asset management group at EY. Mr. Zassman graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Andrew Coren has been appointed to Gatewood's Investment Committee. Mr. Coren is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, leading the firm's operations, finance and compliance. Prior to joining Gatewood in 2018, Mr. Coren was a Director at Duff & Phelps (now Kroll) in their Alternative Asset Advisory practice. Previously, he was a Vice President at CCMP Capital Advisors, a middle-market buyout and growth equity investor, and began his career as an Analyst at JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Coren graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Economics and Computing and Information Science.

Michelle Jacobi's role has been expanded to include leading business development for Gatewood. Ms. Jacobi is a Managing Director focused onorigination, marketing and fundraising, in addition to her new responsibilities. Prior to joining Gatewood in 2020, she led Cebile Capital's North American distribution and fundraising for lower mid-market and emerging managers. Before Cebile, Ms. Jacobi held roles at VCP Securities, Jeffries and Mizuho Bank. Ms. Jacobi graduated from the London School of Economics with an LLB in Law and a MSc in Comparative Political Science.

"We are pleased to announce Robert's promotion and the expanded roles of Andrew and Michelle. Our team is the key to the firm's success, and their dedication to our culture and supporting our emerging manager partners exemplifies our core values as a firm," said Oren Monhite Yahav, Managing Partner of Gatewood.

Amir Aviv, Managing Partner of Gatewood, added, "These promotions and increased responsibilities reflect their contributions and positive impact at the firm and with our portfolio investments. We are excited for Gatewood's continued growth and proud of our team's success."

About Gatewood Capital Partners LLC

Gatewood Capital Partners is a premier private equity firm dedicated to making strategic seed and anchor investments in high-quality new and existing emerging managers. The firm targets small- to medium-sized (<$2 billion AUM) fund managers in private equity, including buyout, private credit, growth equity, real estate, distressed and special situations as well as other alternative asset classes, typically pursuing opportunities in North America and Western Europe. Gatewood also considers acquiring interests in more established alternative investment managers with strong growth potential. The firm's Partners have been structuring, executing, and monitoring seed and anchor investments in private fund managers in the U.S. and globally since 2007.

Gatewood seeks to act as a long-term, value-added strategic partner to emerging managers, accelerating their fund raises as a first close institutional investor, and providing ongoing strategic and operational guidance as they scale. Gatewood is currently investing out of its second fund, launched in December 2020. For more information, please visit

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