Dennis Scharf

Managing Director, Secondary Investments
Dennis is a Managing Director on Hamilton Lane’s Secondary Investment Team, where he is a member of the Investment Committee and is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence and execution of secondary investments.  

Dennis began his career at Hamilton Lane in 2004 on the Direct Equity Team, where he assisted in the diligence of direct investment opportunities on behalf of Hamilton Lane's co­ investment products.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Dennis served as an Associate in the Debt Capital Markets department at Bear Stearns, where he focused on structuring and marketing secondary debt transactions on behalf of high yield and emerging market issuers. Previously, he was an investment analyst at Met Life, Inc., supporting the management of more than $4 billion in fixed income assets.

Dennis received a B.S. in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University.

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GP-Led Transactions: What LPs Need to Know

It’s no secret to those in the private markets that the secondary market looks nothing like it did a year ago -- or at any point in its history, for that matter.

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