Formed Probitas Partners in 2001- a global investment bank specializing in placement advice to fund sponsors and raising private equity capital from institutional investors globally for top tier buyout, real estate, venture, infrastructure and special situation (energy, distressed, infrastructure, etc.) funds around the world and portfolio and investment management, and other alternative investment solutions and advice for institutional investors. The firm is has 40+ professionals in offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and San Francisco (its headquarters) with dedicated coverage of the MIddle East. Its reputation for highest quality service and integrity in the industry, representing the highest quality established and emerging find managers is enhanced by a dedicated research team best known for its White Papers and annual surveys and funds in or coming to market research reports that are available gratis to clients. Its team has been involved in raising over $250 billion for more than 150 private equity funds around the globe. Mike's personal experience includes principal investing over $2 billion equity in commercial and multi-family real estate on behalf of some of the largest institutional investors in the world across the US (senior positions with AMB (now ProLogis) and MetLife (now BlackRock)). His prior experience also includes practicing corporate/transactional law mostly in the structuring and negotiation of complex real estate and joint venture deals while an attorney with leading firms in Wisconsin, Texas and California. Specialties: Global capital markets advisory firm focused on capital raises for the following funds: buyouts (traditional, middle market funds, distressed, credit, venture, mezzanine, energy, etc.), special situations, infrastructure, real estate, hedge funds and other alternative assets.