L Catterton, a global consumer-focused private equity firm, appointed Chinta Bhagat as Co-Managing Partner and Head of L Catterton’s Asia funds, effective August 30, 2019.
Mr. Bhagat will jointly lead the firm’s Asia platform with Co-Managing Partner, Ravi Thakran.
He will work closely with the management team in Asia to institutionalize the firm’s practices, identify investment opportunities, and improve its portfolio management capabilities.
Mr. Bhagat brings more than 25 years of global investment, operations and leadership experience across a range of sectors and functions. He joins from Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia, where he is Head of Private Markets for South Asia and concurrently head of the global healthcare portfolio.
Prior to his role at Khazanah, Mr. Bhagat spent 14 years at McKinsey & Company, including six years serving as Managing Partner of the Singapore office. He was a leader in the principal investor, healthcare and operations practices, working extensively with private equity and sovereign wealth funds to develop strategies, execute transactions, manage risk, and implement board governance initiatives.
Mr. Bhagat has a degree in Architecture from the University of Mumbai and an M.B.A. in International Business from INSEAD.
Led by Global Co-CEOs J. Michael Chu and Scott Dahnke, L Catterton is a consumer-focused private equity firm formed through the partnership of Catterton, LVMH and Groupe Arnault. Since 1989, the firm has made over 250 investments in leading consumer brands.
It has over $15 billion of equity capital across six fund strategies in 17 offices globally.