MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leste Group, (“Leste” or “the Firm”), a global independent alternative investment manager, announced today its expansion into Spanish-speaking Latin America with a new office in Bogotá, Colombia.
Headed by Director Sebastian Merizalde, the Bogotá office will provide accredited and institutional investors throughout the region with access to Leste’s diverse range of strategies across real estate equity and credit, private equity and special situations, including investment opportunities in the US and Brazil. Expanding on Leste’s rapid global growth, the location will also enable the Firm to source, evaluate, and structure opportunistic investments with best-in-class partners in the region.
“Bogotá was a natural choice for our next expansion, as we have long sought to provide opportunities to a broadly untapped pool of investors in Latin America looking to deploy capital towards sophisticated and well-managed investments,” said Stephan de Sabrit, Managing Partner at Leste Group. “A foothold in Colombia will help expand our international presence by allowing us to build a more cohesive network with Spanish-speaking partners.”
Merizalde, who will lead Leste’s buildout throughout the region, has a wide range of experience in private alternative investment in Latin America, strong relationships with local and multinational organizations, and a deep network of global investors.
“Latin America is in short supply of institutional alternative asset managers who can meet investor expectations of transparency, governance, risk, and management,” said Merizalde. “We are expanding our capabilities to bring a unique and differentiating value proposition to the region, along with proprietary investment opportunities that aim to deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns. The new Bogotá office is a critical part of our much broader strategy, and we are very excited to enter this tremendously exciting and fast-moving market.”
About Leste Group
Founded in 2014, Leste Group is a global independent alternative investment manager guided by core values of respect, creativity, and teamwork. The firm offers investors a diverse range of strategies across real estate, credit, private equity, and special situations. Leste Group's investment teams leverage institutional-grade processes, a nimble, entrepreneurial approach, capital markets expertise, and exclusive networks to source unique opportunities and drive risk-adjusted returns. To learn more information on Leste Group, please visit leste.com.