LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that Mr. Pradeep Ramamurthy has joined as Co-Head of Investor Relations. Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, he will be working with OpenGate’s Founder & CEO, Andrew Nikou as well as Alanna Chaffin, OpenGate’s Co-Head of Investor Relations and Communications, to grow and deepen the firm’s partnerships with institutional investors.
Ramamurthy has nearly a decade of private equity experience with a background in brand-building, product development, and full-cycle investor relations. Prior to joining OpenGate, he advised clients in the US, Asia, and Africa on product development and capital strategy as the Managing Director of Cauvery, a San Francisco-based consulting firm. He was also a Managing Director at The Abraaj Group, a private equity firm that invested across emerging markets. Prior to his private equity career, Ramamurthy served in senior operational and management positions at the White House, US Agency for International Development, and US Intelligence Community.
“I am thrilled to welcome Pradeep into our firm and excited to have him join our team,” said Nikou. “Given his strategic approach, global network, and diverse background, I am confident Pradeep will help OpenGate strengthen and grow its relationships with investors – especially as the current dislocation in global markets both validates and creates opportunity for our investment approach.”
Ramamurthy stated, “The opportunity to join OpenGate at this point in the firm’s evolution is truly exciting. The firm’s one team mindset, global perspective, and track record of finding and creating value in operationally complex situations is compelling and timely. I am looking forward to working with Andrew, Alanna and the entire OpenGate team to share and grow that value proposition with the LP community.”
Ramamurthy has an M.A., Social Science from the University of Chicago, and a B. Sc, International Politics from Georgetown University.
OpenGate Capital’s global team across the US and Europe execute on the firm’s integrated value creation strategy of sourcing, execution and operations which is applied throughout an investment’s life cycle.
About OpenGate Capital
OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation and growth. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a European office in Paris, France. OpenGate’s professionals possess the critical skills needed to acquire, transition, operate, build and scale successful businesses. To date, OpenGate Capital, through its legacy and fund investments, has executed more than 30 acquisitions including corporate carve-outs, management buy-outs, special situations and transactions with private sellers across North America and Europe. To learn more about OpenGate, please visit www.opengatecapital.com.