Bharat is the CEO and Founder of Bravia Capital. He serves on the Investment Committee and has leadership responsibility for Bravia’s investment and portfolio management strategies. He is an experienced global investor in transportation and logistics, having built the world’s 3rd largest aircraft leasing business and the world’s 2nd largest container leasing business. Prior to Bravia, Bharat served as the lead in a number of aviation companies advising on aircraft financing and freighter conversions. As President of C-S Aviation Services (“CS”), a Quantum Fund investee company, he built the world’s first system integration business and developed Aviation Investments Group for Soros-Chatterjee companies. In 1995, Bharat led CS’s investment into Hainan Airlines. After leaving CS in 2000, Bharat continued to work with numerous airlines and OEMs to grow their fleets, routes, and product lines. From 2008 onwards, Bharat, through Bravia, has led an outbound investments program focused on transportation finance and logistics. For the entire period of Bharat’s career in transportation and logistics, the primary focus has been in cargo aircraft, containers, inland freight and carriers. Bharat holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), from Delhi University, India, an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Adelphi University, New York, and an Advanced Professional Certificate in International Finance from New York University.
Robin has been a member of Bravia Capital since 2007, and is currently responsible for sourcing, developing, and managing BCAP’s global investment opportunities. Over the past 10 years, he has executed over US$ 8 billion of global transactions in the transportation, logistics, and financial services sectors. Robin has been a member of Bravia since the inception of the firm’s private equity strategy and has managed a number of Bravia’s transactions to date, most notably: (i) the US$ 2.5 billion acquisition of SeaCo Srl from General Electric, then the world’s 5th largest marine container leasing company in 2011, (ii) US$ 600 million acquisition of TIP Trailer Services, Europe’s largest trailer leasing company in 2013, and (iii) the acquisition of Bac Ky Investment JSC, a Vietnamese integrated logistics company in 2016. Robin serves on the Boards of Directors of Bac Ky Investment JSC and Rent Alpha Private Limited (a Mumbai, India headquartered equipment leasing business that Bravia invested into in 2016). Prior to Bravia, Robin was a consultant within the Oliver Wyman Group in New York. Robin holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.
Daglar has been an entrepreneur since graduating from Wharton School in 1997. His first business was involved in Nasdaq equity trading during the height of the dot.com boom and achieved nearly $5bn volume per month. He sold the business in New York in 2001 to E-Trade and went on to obtain a graduate degree in Logistics Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Soon after, together with U.S. and Middle Eastern investors, he set up an aviation company comprising of an air-cargo business (ACT Airlines) and an aircraft maintenance business (myTechnic) based in Istanbul, Turkey. After a decade of successful operations, he secured investments for both companies through strategic sales. Daglar has gained significant experience within financial services, as Head of Originations at Bravia Capital. In 2015, Daglar moved to London to set up an asset management platform which has been trading under the name of EH Global Capital since March 2017. He remains on the boards of his aviation businesses as an Executive Vice-Chairman. Daglar has a portfolio of personal investments in all of which he has an active business development role.
Donal has over 30 years of aerospace and defense industry experience, including at manufacturers, airlines, and equipment leasing companies, where he has held senior management, commercial, and engineering positions. Just prior to BCAP, Donal was Vice Chairman of publicly listed Bohai Capital Holdings, China’s largest independent equipment lessor, and CEO of its Hong Kong subsidiary that holds its international assets including global #3 aircraft lessor Avolon and global #2 sea container lessor SEACO. His responsibilities have also extended to sourcing additional equity and debt capital for Bohai and HNA Group companies, and developing additional equipment leasing in supporting of Bohai diversification and China’s One Belt One Road policy. For most of 2016, Donal held the post of CEO of CDB Aviation Lease Finance, part of the US$ 25 billion publicly listed CDB Leasing. Donal co-founded RBS Aviation Capital (currently SMBC Aviation Capital) in 2001, which grew to become a top 3 aircraft lessor within 5 years of inception, and through 2008 was Head of Aerospace and Defense, Structured Asset Finance at Royal Bank of Scotland in London - responsible for global financing of equipment, including corporate jets, super-yachts, helicopters, and various infrastructure projects.
Tony joined Bravia Capital in 2015, and is currently responsible for managing BCAP’s strategic relationships in Korea. Tony is involved in the origination, evaluation, and execution of the firm’s investment opportunities in Asia. Prior to Bravia, Tony was a Director at EMP Belstar, a New York based alternative asset manager, in their Seoul office where he participated in deal origination, structuring, and execution. Tony earned his B.A. In Economics from Cornell University as well as an M.B.A. From the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Kyeongha joined BCAP Partners Korea in 2018, and is responsible for sourcing and advising on investment opportunities for BCAP’s partners/clients in Korea. Prior to BCAP, Kyeongha worked as a freelance consultant for different SMEs and startups, after working at BCG Seoul and Samsung C&T Trading and Investment Group developing and executing strategies. She earned her B.A. in economics from Yonsei University and M.B.A in entrepreneurial management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel joined Bravia Capital in 2014, and is currently responsible for sourcing, analyzing, and conducting investment opportunities for BCAP. Over the past 4 years, he has gained extensive experience working with ASEAN businesses, helping Bravia build out its Pan-Asia strategy. Previously, he has worked as a management consultant on China/APAC FDI structuring for cross border trade & investment in various sectors. He earned his Bachelors in Economics in Germany/Japan (Ruhr University Bochum/Nihon University). Daniel is fluent in German and Japanese.
Ata joined Bravia Capital in 2017, and is currently responsible for sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities for BCAP. He has spent the past two years working in Bravia’s New York office focusing on managing Bravia’s investments in the container leasing, aircraft leasing, distribution and logistics sectors. Ata also oversees the management of Bravia’s private aircraft portfolio. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ozyegin University, Turkey and he pursued coursework at the European Business School (EBS) and the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, in connection with his studies.