Mr. McNeill joined Alatus as Partner and Investment Director in January 2008 and co-leads the investment team with Mr. Vogel. He has 18 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate banking and principal investing. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. McNeill worked at Terra Firma Capital Partners, an €6bn private equity fund based in London. During this time, he led and was involved in a number of transactions and investments in aircraft leasing, waste management, power and utilities. Prior to that, he was in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley, working for five years in New York and London. In this capacity, he advised on numerous transactions in general industrials, financial services and telecom. He also performed management duties and assumed staffing responsibilities for the European investment bank. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. McNeill worked in the Corporate Banking department of Paribas in Geneva, financing commercial shipping companies.
Mr. McNeill received an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and on the Dean’s list. He also holds a Master’s degree in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology with a special focus on semi-conductor lasers. Mr. McNeill is part of the adjunct faculty at University of Lausanne’s HEC, where he teaches a class in valuation and financial statement analysis.