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Mark Tagliaferri, W’85, PAR’20, PAR’22

Chairman & Managing Partner
London Strategic Land & GI Partners

Mark Tagliaferri, W’85 is Chairman, London Strategic Land and is also a Managing Partner of GI Partners, a private equity business founded in 2001 to invest in operationally intensive real estate platforms in the US and Europe.

Mr. Tagliaferri has sat on the investment committee of GI Partners Fund I, Fund II and Fund III which were collectively responsible for deploying $3.9bn into 39 investments. During this period, he has sat on the Board of 8 of its portfolio companies including Urban&Civic Plc, a company he co-founded and led GI Partners’ investment in. Urban&Civic Plc is a business specialising in land acquisition and planning gain. Since its inception in 2009 it has achieved planning consents for 33,250 residential homes and over 8 million sq ft of commercial space. The company is now listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market cap of £400m*.

Prior to joining GI Partners, he spent six years with Nomura, after which he served as a Senior Partner at Terra Firma Capital Partners. At Nomura/Terra Firma, Mark assisted in the investment and oversight of approximately $3 billion of equity capital invested in European businesses and properties. Previously, he was Founder and Chief Executive of Dawnay Day Corporate Finance, which was ranked in the top five U.K. mergers and acquisitions boutiques during his tenure. His early career was with Deloitte & Touche, where he finished as head of its London M&A Advisory Practice. He received a B.S, cum laud, in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.