A successful investment firm requires expert navigation throughout its lifecycle — from raising initial capital and firm-building, through executing successive fund campaigns, to expanding core expertise into extensions and new products, and ultimately to finding strategies which optimize value for all stakeholders. Knowledge, relationships, and, most importantly, experience are the necessary tools to pilot a smooth course. Since the skies are not always calm, managers need a skilled team alongside them — one who has raised capital through a variety of cycles and overcome the many challenges of building and growing an alternative investment platform.

At Brooklands, we have distinct experiences informed by many years at a preeminent general partner, an investment firm with a reputation for pioneering new ground and embracing complexity. That is our DNA. The 65+ collective years of experience of our senior partners, combined with our unique “insider” perspective, ensure that we can help chart an efficient course to reach your goals — a path that is distinctly your own.

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From June 2014 to present, Brooklands has advised and helped its clients raise over $3B for transactions and funds including:








Brooklands Capital Strategies is a global capital raising and strategic advisory partner for alternative asset managers and companies at all stages of growth. With deep roots within TPG, our senior team has assisted in raising over $100 billion across 45 funds, ranging in size from $100 million to $20 billion. We help develop, seed, and launch over a dozen new investing businesses around the world. Whether our clients are expanding existing platforms or building new ones, Brooklands brings a unique perspective to what is rarely a linear process. Our experience and relationships can provide the answers even before you ask the questions.

Brooklands offers comprehensive, customized advisory solutions to address the broad range of challenges that asset managers face throughout their lifecycle: fundraising timing, market positioning, asset class expansion, and fund operations, to name only a few. By leveraging the insights, experiences, and relationships of our founders, we help our clients overcome these challenges and achieve their most important goals.

Brooklands partners with asset managers across the spectrum of alternatives, including private equity, agriculture, growth equity, hedge funds, credit, other real assets, special situations, biotech, and venture. By providing premier strategic advisory and capital raising services, we build strong relationships throughout the fundraising cycle – whether the goal is obtaining seed capital for an emerging manager or launching a sequential raise for a seasoned general partner.

Carefully managed investor relations are critical to an asset manager's longevity and differentiation, and when developed strategically, provide significant leverage throughout a firm's lifecycle. Brooklands helps asset managers implement best-in-class processes to improve and create additional value from their ongoing dialogue with Limited Partners.

Brooklands harnesses deep relationships with sophisticated institutional investors prepared to make direct investments. We understand these players, their objectives, and how best to source deals and to execute a successful process.

In cases in which asset managers wish to pursue full or partial dispositions of their portfolios, Brooklands works closely with institutional investors to evaluate their portfolios, identify prospective buyers, and deliver speed and certainty in achieving a successful outcome.

Brooklands works closely with general partners who require co-investment funding for sizable, complicated, limited, and/or short-dated opportunities. In cases in which time is of the essence, Brooklands delivers the investors with the experience and appetite to get the deal done.

Brooklands partners with operating companies or managers seeking creative capital to navigate inflection points in their lifecycles. Brooklands has the ability to identify and facilitate direct partnerships with institutional investors capable of supporting companies through growth initiatives, shareholder liquidity needs, and a myriad of situations that require innovative capital solutions.


Our name takes its origin from the Brooklands racetrack and airfield in Surrey, England. During its heyday from 1907 to 1939, Brooklands was the epicenter of motorcar and aircraft development — a place where pioneers and inventors outwitted gravity and set new world records. It was a community devoted to collaboration and creativity in bringing outrageous ideas to life and making machines go faster, farther, and higher. Brooklands lives on as a symbolic reminder for us to keep exploring new frontiers where risk is an essential element to achieving real progress and growth.



Peter McMillan is a Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Brooklands Capital Strategies. Mr. McMillan’s expertise in fundraising and platform development stems from his 14 years of experience in capital formation across all asset classes and geographies for TPG, as well as being closely involved with most of the firm’s new business initiatives.

Prior to forming Brooklands, Mr. McMillan was a Partner with TPG Capital based in San Francisco. He joined the firm in 1999, and was then based in the firm’s London office from 2008-2012 and also spent significant time in Asia leading the firm’s capital raisings in the region. From 1993-1998, Mr. McMillan worked as a writer and project manager on two feature stories for National Geographic magazine. In collaboration with NG, these projects became the subject of other media, including a TV documentary and two illustrated books. He began his career working for Montgomery Securities in San Francisco. Mr. McMillan is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and serves on the board of UNC Global.



Dan Carroll is a Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Brooklands Capital Strategies and an acknowledged pioneer in the Asian private equity industry.

Prior to forming Brooklands, Mr. Carroll was a Partner of TPG Capital, joining the firm in 1995 when he co-founded TPG’s Asian investing business, formerly Newbridge Capital. Over 15 years, Mr. Carroll built the firm’s Asia-based investment team to 40 professionals in seven offices and was responsible for raising five investment funds with $7 billion in committed capital. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Carroll spent nine years with Hambrecht & Quist Asia Pacific, a pioneer in the Asian private equity industry. Mr. Carroll holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.



Kirk Syme is a Partner at Brooklands Capital Strategies. Mr. Syme focuses on project management and advisory services across a wide variety of asset classes.

Prior to joining Brooklands Capital Strategies in 2014, Mr. Syme was a Principal at Weston Presidio, where he worked closely with numerous portfolio companies and evaluated new investments across the consumer, business services, and industrial sectors. Mr. Syme began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on technology mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Syme earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jinny Choi

Jinny Choi is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Pacific Bridge Asset Management, an affiliate of Brooklands.

Prior to joining Brooklands in 2016, Ms. Choi spent 8 years at Bridgewater Associates as the Chief Administrative Officer in Client Service and Marketing and the Director of Strategic Planning and Reporting in the Office of the CEOs. Prior to Bridgewater, Ms. Choi spent several years at UBS Investment Bank where she focused on Leveraged Finance and Credit Research covering industrial, housing and auto industries, as well as GE where she was certified as a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt. Ms. Choi began her career in Asia working for Morgan Stanley Investment Bank as an analyst. Ms. Choi received a B.A. in Economics from the Smith College.

Max Del Vento

Senior Managing Director

Max Del Vento is a Managing Director at Brooklands Capital Strategies where he is focused primarily on distribution and investor engagement in the United States and Latin America.

Prior to joining Brooklands in 2018, Mr. Del Vento was a Principal at Centerbridge Partners in New York, primarily focused on fundraising and investor relations activities in North and Latin America. Previously Mr. Del Vento was a Vice President at Partners Group in New York, where he was responsible for LP relationships in the Southeastern U.S. and Latin America. He has held various positions at Bank of America / Merrill Lynch in New York and London. Mr. Del Vento received a Masters in Corporate Finance from the University of Barcelona, Spain, and an LL.M. degree in Law & Economics from the University of Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina. He holds a J.D., cum laude equivalent, from the University of Belgrano, Argentina.

Max Williamson

Vice President

Max Williamson is a Vice President at Brooklands Capital Strategies focused on strategic advisory and campaign execution across a wide variety of asset classes.

Prior to joining Brooklands Capital Strategies in 2020, Mr. Williamson was a Business Development Lead at Hive AI and began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Williamson received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Science in Sustainability Science and Practice from Stanford University.

Trey Parra


Trey Parra is an Associate at Brooklands Capital Strategies focused on strategic advisory and campaign execution across a wide variety of asset classes.

Prior to joining Brooklands Capital Strategies in 2021, Mr. Parra served in Analyst roles at Direct Access Capital and PlainsCapital Bank. Mr. Parra received a Master of Science in Finance at the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Finance at Oklahoma State University.

Molly Underwood

Chief Administrative Officer

Molly Underwood is the Chief Administrative Officer of Brooklands Capital Strategies.

Prior to joining Brooklands, Molly served as the CFO/COO for two alternative investment managers building infrastructure for internal operations and providing advisory services to new ventures and affiliate companies. She also spent 11 years at TPG where she held a variety of global roles in accounting, human resources, information management, and operations. Molly began her career in public accounting with Ernst & Young in their audit practice. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received her B.B.A. and M.S. in Accounting from Texas A&M University.

Jill DeMayo

Chief Compliance Officer

Jill DeMayo is the Chief Compliance Officer at Brooklands Capital Strategies and a Director at IQ-EQ.

Prior to IQ-EQ, Jill was a SVP at Greyline Partners and also a Compliance Consultant at Vista Compliance — both compliance consulting firms servicing broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and private funds. Prior to that Jill worked at FINRA in the NY District Office.

Jeff Ekberg

Senior Advisor

Jeff Ekberg is a Senior Advisor to Brooklands Capital Strategies.

Prior to his work with Brooklands, Mr. Ekberg was a Principal at TPG Capital, L.P. and Chief Financial Officer at TPG's affiliate, Newbridge Capital, LLC. Before TPG, Mr. Ekberg was a Vice President at Colony Advisors, LLC and a Tax Manager at KPMG LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.S. in Business and Accounting from California State University, Long Beach.


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