Barings adds Aldea investment professionals to staff

Aldea Capital Partners‘ five-member investment team has joined Barings Alternative Investments group. The Aldea team has merged with BAI’s funds and co-investments platform. Mina Pacheco Nazemi and Patrick O’Hara, co-founders of Aldea, will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 12, 2018) – Barings, a leading global financial services firm with over $300 billion in assets under management, announced today that the five member investment team from Aldea Capital Partners has joined Barings Alternative Investments (BAI) group. The Aldea team, a provider of customized private equity solutions, has integrated with BAI’s Funds & Co-Investments (FCI) platform, a team consisting of 25 investment professionals across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Mina Pacheco Nazemi and Patrick O’Hara, the co-founders of Aldea, will be located in Charlotte, N.C. and Nazemi will assume a position on FCI’s leadership team and Investment Committee.

“As investor demand for more customized private equity solutions increases, we recognize the need to deepen our capabilities,” said Anthony Sciacca, Global Head of Barings Alternative Investments. “Mina, Patrick, and the Aldea team will add this complementary dimension to our existing fund and co-investment platform.”

Barings Alternative Investments manages over $53 billion of client assets and consists of over ­­­450 professionals across Real Estate Debt and Equity, Private Equity and Real Assets, and Funds and Co-Investments. The group seeks to find differentiated sources of return in global real estate, private equity and real assets through; a Private Equity / Real Assets group that focuses on control investments within real assets and asset-based businesses; a Real Estate group that offers a diverse range of opportunities across the four quadrants in both public and private real estate equity and debt markets; and a Funds and Co-Investments group that makes minority investments in unaffiliated, third-party private equity funds, as well as related equity co-investments, and transactions in the private equity secondary market. Learn more at / strategies.

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