Clarion Capital Partners Names Jeff Sipos as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

NEW YORK, NY, May 13, 2024 – Clarion Capital Partners, LLC (“Clarion” or the “Firm”) today announced that Jeff Sipos has returned to the Firm as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Jeff previously worked at Clarion from 2011 to 2015 and brings more than two decades of experience across the insurance, finance, and legal industries.

Most recently, Jeff served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of North America at Ascot Group, a global specialty insurance business, and Associate General Counsel at Coaction Specialty Insurance, formerly ProSight Specialty Insurance. In these roles, Jeff oversaw the legal functions in various high-impact areas, including acquisitions, divestitures, litigation, governance, investor relations, regulatory compliance, human resources, and equity compensation.

“Our firm is excited to welcome Jeff back to the team to play these significant roles, helping Clarion further strengthen our processes and capabilities to deliver lasting results,” Managing Partner Marc Utay said. “Jeff understands the legal functions of the private equity industry inside and out, and his experience in administrative operations will provide significant value.”

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Clarion, especially at such an exciting inflection point for the firm with its successful fourth fund that closed above target,” said Jeff. “I’m excited to play a part at this pivotal time and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued success.”

Jeff began his career at Locke Lord LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he specialized in general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and acquisition finance, all with a focus on insurance or private equity. Following his law firm experience, Jeff served as a Vice President at KBC Financial Products.

Jeff earned his B.A. in Political Science and Journalism at the University of Maryland and his J.D. at the Emory University School of Law.

About Clarion
Founded in 1999, Clarion is a New York-based investment manager operating two primary business segments: Private Equity (launched in 2000) and Structured Credit (launched in 2018). Clarion’s private equity business seeks to make primarily control investments in a diversified portfolio of lower middle-market companies generating $7.5-30.0 million of EBITDA. Clarion focuses on growth companies in industries such as: Media, Entertainment & Technology; Financial Technology & Services; Business, Healthcare & Industrial Services; and Consumer. Clarion’s structured credit business focuses mostly on CLO equity and mezzanine investments, sourced both in the primary and secondary markets. The structured credit team manages traditional private funds and an insurance-dedicated fund. Additional information on Clarion can be found at

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