Brian Gildea

Head of Investments
Brian is Head of Investments at Hamilton Lane, where he is a member of the Investment Committee and Operating Committee and is responsible for oversight and management of all of the firm’s investment activities. 

Brian has more than 20 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2009, Brian was a General Partner at Bear Stearns Merchant Banking. Previously, he was a General Partner at Freeman Spogli & Co. Brian began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Brothers Inc. 

Brian received a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Authored Content

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2018 Market Overview: Operating Partners

Watch a clip on operating partners in the private markets from our Market Overview presentation in New York City this past October with Head of Investments Brian Gildea and Vice Chairman Erik Hirsch.

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U.S.-China Trade War

In this episode, Head of Investments Brian Gildea discusses how we got to this point, and outlines six factors for private markets investors to consider.

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Podcast

Bloomberg Radio: Brian Gildea, Head of Investments

Head of Investments Brian Gildea discusses trade wars, why private markets investors are well-positioned in the face of increasing volatility, and shares his outlook for the asset class.

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U.S.-China Trade War: The topic du jour, but is it really consequential for private markets investors?

In this article, we provide our take on today's most hotly-debated topic and outline six factors for investors to consider during a trade war.

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Podcast

Here’s How Tax Reform Will Shape the Private Markets

Managing Director and Investment Committee member Brian Gildea breaks down the impact of the new tax bill on the private markets based on a model developed by our Research team, and explains why we think the reform is a net positive for the asset class.

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Here's How Tax Reform Will Shape the Private Markets

In this article, we analyze the impact of the new tax bill on the private markets based on a model developed by our Research team, and explain why we think the reform is a net positive for the asset class.

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Podcast

Co-Investing: It’s not as easy as it looks

What do investors need in order to be successful at co-investing? Managing Director and Global Head of Co-Investments, Brian Gildea, talks about the continued interest in the strategy despite the challenging dynamics that come along with it.

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The Co-Invest Phenomenon

The past several years have seen an incredible surge in LP interest for co-investments and the GP community, ever ready to heed the LP siren call, has been eager to comply.

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