Second Alpha Partners Named 2014 Secondary Investment Firm of the Year by ACQ Magazine

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Private Equity Secondaries Firm Second Alpha Partners takes home its second “best secondaries firm award of the year,” this time winning ACQ Magazine’s ACQ Global Award for U.S. Secondary Investment Firm of the Year.

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“The award further validates Second Alpha’s growing reputation in the private equity secondary marketplace.”

Second Alpha Partners (, a private equity firm focused on secondary investments in mature venture-stage, growth equity and middle market tech companies, is pleased to announce that is has been recognized as U.S. Secondary Investment Firm of the Year for 2014 by ACQ Magazine. The award was presented as part of ACQ Magazine’s annual ACQ Global Awards, which have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in the financial services sector since 2008.

The ACQ Global Awards are determined based on an extensive, independent nomination process chosen by the financial industry’s participants, themselves. This year, the total number of nominations stood at an amazing 28,246. All category winners in the ACQ Global Awards for 2014 represent the best in their respective industry focus areas, as identified by their industry peers.

“We are delighted by ACQ’s recognition of Second Alpha, said Jim Sanger, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Second Alpha, “the award further validates Second Alpha’s growing reputation in the private equity secondary marketplace.” Richard Brekka, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, added “Second Alpha has been fortunate enough to invest in several leading technology companies by providing liquidity to existing investors. Our portfolio companies have welcomed, and in some cases been surprised by, our genuine commitment to an energetic, value-add approach, which is still uncommon in the secondary direct space.”

This is Second Alpha’s second major recognition this year, having already been named Best in U.S Secondary Investments for 2014 by Wealth and Finance International. Award winners for the Wealth & Finance International Alternative Investment Awards were determined on merit using a combination of votes gathered from Wealth & Finance’s network of industry partners and the magazine’s own in-house research.

About Second Alpha Partners
Second Alpha Partners is a specialized private equity firm focused on direct secondary investments. The firm crafts innovative capital solutions that allow founders, managers and investors in private companies to achieve liquidity prior to company sales or IPOs. Second Alpha buys shares and convertible securities in mature venture-stage, growth-equity and middle-market companies on a secondary basis and also invests capital directly into growth companies. For more information visit

About ACQ Magazine
ACQ (Acquisition Finance) is the leading M&A magazine read exclusively by senior executives holding power and authority at major organizations. The magazine is intended for CEOs & CFOs as well as other corporate finance and private equity executives from all corners of the globe who select and authorize the purchase of products and services.

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