General Atlantic promotes three to principal


Growth equity firm General Atlantic (GA) has promoted a trio of employees to principal across its US, Latin American and Asian operations.

Nick Nash helped launch the firm’s Singapore office, Eduardo Samara makes Latin American investments from the Brazil office and Graves Tompkins is responsible for global capital raising and government relations.

Nash joined GA in 2002 and has played a leadership role in the firm’s business services sector investment efforts. He was previously with global consultancy McKinsey & Co.

Samara joined the firm in 2010 having worked on buyout deals at Brazilian private equity firm GP Investmentos, and was previously an investment banker at JPMorgan.

Prior to joining GA in 2007, Tompkins also worked at McKinsey & Co and in the merchant banking division at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on principal investments across a broad range of sectors.

He is also a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Earlier today it emerged GA had agreed a BRL420m ($200m) deal for a 31 per cent stake in XP Investimentos, Brazil’s largest independent brokerage.

XP deals with more than BRL20bn of trades each month and has more than 70,000 retail investors.

Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis part-exited its investment in XP by selling half its original stake to GA as part of the deal.

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