Ex-BlueBay partner Das to head private debt at Golding Capital Partners

The former BlueBay partner brings years of experience in private debt to the LP-focused business.

Golding Capital Partners (GCP) has hired former BlueBay partner Abhik Das to head up its private debt business.

Das, who joins after spending seven years in the private debt group at Bluebay Asset Management, will take overall responsibility for GCP’s private debt activity, including primaries, secondaries and co-investment for both institutional investment programmes and managed accounts.

He has spent more than 11 years making direct private debt investments and was responsible for selecting and executing new primary financings of companies across Europe at BlueBay. During his time at BlueBay he executed transactions worth around €1 billion.

Before joining BlueBay, Das worked in the principal finance division of Macquarie and has also held roles at Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura.

Alongside Das’s appointment, GCP has hired Florian Hofer as an investment manager. Hofer joins GCP from EQT Credit where he gained experience in private debt transactions internationally.

Jeremy Golding, founder and managing partner of GCP, said his firm has built a strong track record in private debt with €2.7 billion in assets under management.

We intend to build on this position, and are therefore very pleased to have attracted such experienced investment professionals to GCP,” he explained.

The firm said expanding its private debt team will enable it to offer more high-quality investment opportunities to GCP’s investors.

Private Debt Investor caught up with Abhik Das to discuss his approach to investing for LPs in our May edition.