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Eric Barton

Managing Director

Eric joined Hancock Capital Management, now operating as Manulife Investment Management, in 2017. He is responsible for originating and evaluating investment opportunities in support of the acquisition and growth capital needs of the firm’s private equity clients.

Eric has spent over 20 years evaluating and structuring investment opportunities across a variety of asset classes (senior, mezzanine and equity). Prior to joining the firm, Eric served in the origination and underwriting functions at Crescent Capital and NewStar Leveraged Finance. Prior to NewStar, Eric was the Head of Portfolio Management & Research for Mesirow Investment Management Partners where he helped lead the formation of a joint venture between Mesirow Financial and Mubadala Development Company in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to Mesirow, Eric held investment positions at CapX Partners and Deutsche Bank Asset Management.

  • Illinois State University, BA, Mathematics
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA