Aequitas bolsters senior team

The US private debt and equity firm has hired Goldman Sachs veteran Thomas Goila as a senior managing director.

Alternative asset manager Aequitas Capital has bolstered its team with the appointment of Thomas Goila as senior managing director of private credit and private equity.

Goila will be responsible for finding deals.

Previously he was a senior investment professional for nine years at Goldman Sachs in the bank’s specialty lending group. There he specialised in mid-market investments ranging from $20 million to $200 million, focusing on originating, structuring, underwriting and syndicating debt and equity investments using Goldman’s balance sheet capital.

Goila also previously served as an associate for BNP Paribas' healthcare finance group and as an analyst for First Union Capital Markets Healthcare Finance.

At Aequitas, Goila will report to the firm’s chief executive, Robert Jesenik, and will work alongside senior managing director Jason MacRae. MacRae joined Aequitas earlier this year as part of the Aequitas acquisition of Maple Bay Asset Management, an investment company specialising in consumer and small business loans, where he was co-founder and chief executive.