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Lina Russo

Partner

Lina is a Partner at Acalyx Advisors, Inc. At Acalyx, Lina works across the spectrum of private equity fundraisings, including the identification of high conviction General Partners, the development of marketing strategies, and the successful execution of these fundraisings. Lina leads fundraising mandates to secure specific objectives, with a focus on quality, efficiency and a win-win outcome for all. Additionally, Lina works closely with a broad set of Limited Partners where she has imbedded institutional knowledge to facilitate their investment processes and decision-making. Lina has over twenty years of global experience in the financial services industry, including investment banking and advisory services, private equity principal investing and private equity fundraising and investor relations encompassing a number of strategies, including private equity, special situations and credit.

Prior to co-founding Acalyx, Lina was a Partner with MVision, where she ran multiple deal teams raising funds in North America and Latin America. Lina helped GPs spin out and establish new platforms, and build a blue chip institutional investor base to support the GPs. Lina worked closely with GPs in between fundraisings that were undergoing a transformation or at a point of inflection to develop an ongoing investor relations program and marketing strategy.

Prior to joining MVision, Lina was with Merrill Lynch’s private equity funds group, which focused on raising institutional capital for private funds. She also spent several years in Merrill Lynch’s principal investing group, which made direct investments into private companies, and in the investment banking group, providing M&A advisory and raising public debt and equity for telecommunication service providers.

Lina has a B.S. magna cum laude from New York University with a double major in Finance and Economics, and a minor in Political Science. Lina has an MBA from Columbia University as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.