Hycroft hires LP Capital Advisors executive Bratkovich

Specialty investment bank Hycroft has hired Tom Bratkovich as a managing director. Bratkovich will head Hycroft’s San Francisco office and provide coverage for the U.S. West Coast and some Asia-Pacific markets. Prior to Hycroft, Bratkovich was a director at LP Capital Advisors.

Press Release

Hycroft, LLC, a specialty investment bank focused exclusively on the alternative investments market, is pleased to announce that Tom Bratkovich has joined the firm as Managing Director. Tom will head Hycroft’s San Francisco office and provide coverage for the US West Coast and select Asia-Pacific markets.

Mr. Bratkovich brings to Hycroft unique alternative investments expertise, having advised many of the largest limited partners in the world and operated as a direct venture investor. He has depth of expertise in sourcing, diligencing, and monitoring fund investments, co-investments, and direct investments, and also in complex fund and general partner restructurings.

At Hycroft, Mr. Bratkovich will lead the Firm’s limited partner advisory and portions of the Firm’s transactional practice, have a strong role in the distribution of primary and secondary offerings, and play a key role in Hycroft’s anticipated principal investment practice supporting Hycroft’s general partner clients in their financing and restructuring needs.

Scott A. Myers, Managing Director of Hycroft, said, “Tom is an exceptional advisor with unique insights on best practices and leading-edge investment analytics, which he has provided for years to sophisticated private market investors. He is the ideal professional to build a market-leading limited partner advisory, transactional, and restructuring practice.”

Prior to joining Hycroft, Mr. Bratkovich was a Director at LP Capital Advisors, an alternative investment advisory firm where worked with a mix of large pension plans, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and funds-of-funds. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for a high-profile non-profit organization where he managed their real estate portfolio. Prior, he was a Vice President of Investments for a Fortune 100 family office where he developed a new direct venture capital platform and fund investment opportunities.

Mr. Bratkovich earned a Master of Business Administration (with Distinction) from Harvard Business School, a Master of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (cum laude) from the University of California Los Angeles.

About Hycroft

Hycroft is a specialty investment bank focused exclusively on the alternative investments market. We are dedicated to providing solutions to complex problems faced by general partners and institutional investors worldwide. The Firm provides services globally to a substantial and diverse client base, including private equity firms, hedge funds, institutional investment managers, sovereign wealth funds, corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions and high net worth individuals.

Hycroft devises strategies that enhance value for it private markets clients. Services include:

General Partner Advisory – addressing transitional issues requiring organizational, managerial, restructuring, and market making expertise
Limited Partner Advisory – focused on proactively developing strategy, quantitative and qualitative valuations, restructurings, sales
Capital Raising – equity and debt for funds, companies, and structured vehicles
Secondary Activities – market valuation and execution
Hycroft is led by seasoned private equity professionals who have previously worked at leading global advisory, secondary and investment banking firms, including: Bain & Co., Blackstone, Citigroup, Cogent Partners, Greenhill & Co., Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. These professionals have advised and completed capital-raising mandates totaling over $100 billion, as well as advised on secondary market transactions representing over $75 billion of interests. The Firm is based in New York.