Advanced Capital, the European alternative investment specialist founded by financier Robert Tomei, has appointed Robert Berlé as its new chief executive officer. For the past 15 years Tomei has focused on mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals, managing transactions across Europe, the United States and the Asia-Pacific region.
Advanced Capital, the European alternative investment specialist founded by financier Robert Tomei, today announced the appointment of Robert Berlé as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Robert has over 30 years’ investment and corporate banking experience alongside considerable experience in private equity gained at some of the leading names in the industry. For the past 15 years he has focused on mergers and acquisitions and private equity deals, managing transactions across Europe, the United States and the Asia-Pacific region.
Over the course of an impressive global career he has held roles including Managing Director of Rothschild, Barclays de Zoete Wedd and Kidder Peabody & Co as well as a senior banking position at JP Morgan. Prior to joining Advanced Capital, Robert was Vice-Chairman of DVR Capital, a merchant banking boutique based in Milan; it is the only independent merchant bank ranked amongst the ten leading financial advisors to private equity funds in Italy.
Robert Tomei, Chairman of Advanced Capital, said: “The private equity industry is more competitive than ever with funds fiercely competing to find value and opportunities in all markets. We have demonstrated, across our fund-of-funds model, that we have the talent, knowledge and expertise to deliver consistently high returns for our investors. It’s great to have Robert as CEO of Advanced Capital at a time when we are expanding into new sectors and geographies and continuing our transformation from innovative Italian fund of funds to global niche investor. His broad range of experience combined with his proven executive track record makes him the ideal choice for AC to consolidate its leadership.”
Robert Berlé, the new Chief Executive of Advanced Capital said: “Advanced Capital has repeatedly demonstrated the validity and attractiveness of the fund-of-fund model and is now expanding its investment outlook. I look forward to using my experience to lead the evolution of Advanced Capital into a global niche investor. I want to build upon the structures in place so that we can continue to exceed expectations and set new benchmarks for investor returns.”
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Advanced Capital (http://www.advancedcapital.com) is an independent group within the alternative asset management industry focused on corporate investments worldwide through a series of specialized private equity funds. Established in 2005 by Robert J. Tomei, AC has circa 1 billion Euro assets under management and offices in Milan, London, Lugano and Luxembourg. Advanced Capital currently manages five funds. These include the three highly diversified “top-quartile” international fund of private equity funds ACI, ACII and ACIII. Advanced Capital also manages two unique and specialized niche funds: AC Private Equity Real Estate and AC Global Energy Opportunities Fund. Advanced Capital was ranked second globally in Preqin’s April 2011 private equity funds performance analysis.
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