Steven Lipchin Head of Private Equity

Joined in 2012

Steven is responsible for IFM Investors’ Private Equity platform, including the firm’s Australian and international fund-of-funds programs and direct investment initiatives. Steven has invested in private companies since the mid 1980s and has extensive experience supporting mid-market companies with replacement, growth and buyout capital. He co-founded South African private equity manager Horizon Equity Partners, where he established a successful investment track record that spanned 18 years and four fund vehicles. Steven led a number of Horizon’s flagship investments, particularly, in business services, consumer brands, health care and information technology. Prior to joining IFM Investors, Steven spent two years at niche private investment and advisory firm The Wingate Group, where he was Head of Private Equity. Steven started his career at leading private equity firm Berkshire Partners, in Boston.