Real estate private equity specialist Kadens Capital has appointed Nikhil Gupta as chief financial and operating officer.
In this role, the 38-year-old executive will be responsible for all financing activities, structuring transactions as well as financial and operational aspects of Kadens.
He will work from the new Kadens office in Zug, using his local network to establish partnerships with Swiss investors.
Gupta has joined Kadens from Peakside Capital Advisors, where he most recently served as managing director with responsibilities spanning across acquisitions, asset management, fundraising, and day-to-day operations of Peakside’s fund businesses.
His prior professional career notably includes positions with Rothschild & Co in France and India. He holds a Master’s in Management from ESSEC Business School in Cergy, France, and speaks five languages.
Gupta is also a dedicated teacher of financial modelling, private equity and real estate private equity in leading European Universities such as ESSEC Business School, IMD Lausanne and University of Sankt Gallen – having taught and mentored over 500 students over the last five years.
'With Nikhil, we are gaining an internationally experienced, socially responsible and well-connected CFO,' said Derek Jacobson, founding partner of Kadens Capital.
'He knows the European real estate markets inside out and has already impressively demonstrated his skills in building a leading pan-European real estate platform.
'In addition, his entrepreneurial mindset and personality harmonize perfectly with our team. These are ideal qualities and abilities for driving Kadens’ continued strong growth and for opening up further European target markets.'
Said Gupta: 'Kadens invests not only in properties but also in real estate companies and platforms. This hybrid investment strategy creates better avenues for value creation and results in an attractive risk/return profile for our institutional and semi-institutional investors.
'We place great importance on improving the green and social footprint of our investments, building long-term partnerships and, via our platform, providing our clients with access to real estate investments in European growth regions with potential for value appreciation.'