Capital Dynamics Taps New Brazil Head

Jan 10 2012 | 10:12am ET

Swiss private equity firm Capital Dynamics has tapped Brazilian private equity veteran Marcelo Moraes to head its Brazilian operations.

Moraes, who joins as a managing director, will be based in São Paulo.

Moraes is a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and chairman of the VALE Fiscal Council (the second-largest mining company in the world). His decade of private equity experience includes his time as a partner and managing director at Brazil’s Stratus Group and a stint as an investment manager with the investment firm Bradespar, which was spun out of Banco Bradesco, one of the four largest Brazilian banks.

Capital Dynamics founder and CEO Thomas Kubr said in a statement: “We are delighted to have attracted someone of the caliber, reputation and breadth of investment experience of Marcelo. We are confident that with Marcelo leading our Brazilian activities, we will enjoy greater credibility with both domestic and international investors. Furthermore, we believe Marcelo joining us demonstrates clearly our determination and commitment to building a successful business in Brazil. We now need to get on with the job in hand: playing a valuable role in the development of the Brazilian private equity industry through raising a Brazilian focused product as well as exploring a number of other opportunities that are emerging.”

Capital Dynamics, with about $20 billion in assets, focuses on private assets, including private equity, clean energy and infrastructure, and real estate. In 2010, the firm was hired by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to oversee its $480 million Clean Energy and Technology fund. Headquartered in Switzerland, Capital Dynamics employs a staff of 160.


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