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Lexington Partners (“Lexington”), a leading global alternative investment manager, today announced the appointment of Cassio Casseb as a Senior Advisor focusing on Brazil. Mr. Casseb is the former Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Pão de Açúcar, and previously was president of Banco do Brasil, one of the country’s largest banks, and Credicard.

Lexington established a presence in Latin America more than a decade ago and recently expanded its regional footprint with the opening of its São Paulo office in January in order to engage further with Brazilian investors and private equity sponsors. Lexington has raised significant capital in Latin America from public pensions, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, and family offices. Mr. Casseb’s appointment as a Senior Advisor is expected to deepen Lexington’s relationships in Brazil as the region’s private equity industry continues to develop.

Commenting on Mr. Casseb’s appointment, Jose Sosa del Valle, Partner of Lexington and Head of Latin America, said, “We are excited to have Cassio join Lexington as a Senior Advisor. He brings to his role significant experience and a network that extends across the Brazilian business community, and we expect that he will make a valuable contribution to Lexington’s relationships in the country’s expanding private equity market.”

Mr. Casseb is a current member of the boards of directors of Mobly and the BBCE, and previously served on the boards of institutions including Netshoes, Lojas Marisa, Smiles Fidelidade, Coca-Cola Retail Latin America, Visa Latin America and Cetip. A native of São Paulo, he received an MS in engineering from the Escola Politécnica at the Universidade de São Paulo.

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Lexington Partners is one of the world’s largest and most successful managers of secondary private equity and co-investment funds. Lexington helped pioneer the development of the institutional secondary market over 30 years ago and created one of the first independent, discretionary co-investment programs 26 years ago. Lexington has total capital in excess of $76 billion and has acquired over 5,000 interests through more than 1,000 transactions. Lexington’s global team is strategically located in major centers for private equity and alternative asset investing across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Lexington is the global secondary private equity and co-investments specialist investment manager of Franklin Templeton.

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