Jeffrey Armbrister

Head of Direct Equity Investments
Jeff is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Direct Equity Investments at Hamilton Lane, where he is responsible for direction and oversight of the firm’s direct equity investment platform. 

Jeff has more than 20 years of private equity and public market investing experience and has served on the board of directors of several portfolio companies and non-profit organizations. 

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2018, Jeff was a Managing Director at Versa Capital Management, where he focused on making control-oriented, special situations, debt and equity investments in middle market companies across a variety of industries. While at Versa, Jeff participated in all major investment functions, including origination, underwriting, transaction execution and portfolio company development. Previously, Jeff was an Equity Research analyst at Oppenheimer + Close. He also has held private equity, venture capital, corporate development and investment banking positions at Berwind Financial Group, Redleaf Group, ICG Commerce and Wheat First Butcher Singer respectively. 

Jeff received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Authored Content


Direct Equity Dashboard: 10 Things on My Mind

F 2020. You read that right. This year, our lives have been upended by this invisible monster, COVID-19. And COVID-19 isn’t even the only problem: Wildfires, civil unrest, social inequity. But in the corner of the world in which we operate, we have endeavored to get a handle on the events that have transpired, and the resulting impact on direct co-investments. Here’s a deeper look at where we stand today.

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Co-Investing: The Struggle is Real

Some are ardent proponents, others are vehement skeptics. Regardless, with growing public discourse, the level of interest in CI continues to grow. In this white paper, Managing Director Jeff Armbrister discusses the ins and outs of co-investing in the private markets.

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