FIRST AVENUE HIRES PATRICIA CHALIAN TO NORTH AMERICAN TEAM

March 2015

LONDON/NEW YORK – First Avenue Partners, a leading global private placement agent and investment
advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Patricia Chalian to the firm’s New York office. She
joins the firm as a Principal and will be responsible for project management in North America.

Ms. Chalian has over 15 years of alternative assets and capital markets experience. She has led
mandates for a number of leading emerging and established private fund managers across private
equity, private credit, real assets and real estate. Prior to joining First Avenue, Ms. Chalian was a Senior
Managing Director at Forbes Private Capital Group and its predecessor group within Guggenheim
Securities, where she globally led the Due Diligence/Project Management team. Prior to that, she was a
member of the Marketing and Investor Relations team at Apollo Management and a Vice President in
the Alternative Investments Group at JPMorgan Private Bank. Ms. Chalian also worked at Evercore
Partners and Lehman Brothers.

“I am excited at the opportunity to join the First Avenue team and work with a group of senior
professionals who have diverse backgrounds. The firm has become a leading global alternative asset
fundraising platform and is completing a number of highly successful fundraisings, most notably in the
areas of private credit, private equity, real assets and real estate. I hope to add to First Avenue’s
continued growth, using my experience to successfully diligence managers and advise them on their
fundraising strategies,” commented Ms. Chalian.

“We are delighted to have Patricia on board. She brings with her a wealth of senior project management
experience across asset classes, complimenting our broad product platform. Notably, Patricia has built
strong GP relationships throughout her career, and we look forward to her continuing this with First
Avenue,” commented Tavneet Bakshi, Global Head of Project Management and Due Diligence.