Aksia has hired Chris Thorne as a Managing Director for Private Equity & Real Assets Research in its London office, where he will be involved in all phases of the investment process including sourcing, due diligence, monitoring and assisting the Portfolio Advisory team.Thorne brings over fifteen years of experience investing capital across the European and US private equity markets, and twenty-three years of private equity experience in total including his advisory roles. Most recently, Thorne was a Managing Director and day to day responsible for European Primary Private Equity Funds and syndicated Co-investments at Temasek in London for seven years. Before that, he was a Senior Investment Professional covering Europe at BlackRock PEP (f/k/a Merrill Lynch Investment Management PEP) for eight years. Prior to that, Chris was on the Corporate Finance PE advisory team at PwC in London, with secondments to Brussels and Frankfurt.
With Thorne joining the Investment Research team, Aksia continues to expand its private equity and real assets investment research coverage. Thorne’s expertise will add new perspectives and bandwidth for Aksia’s clients globally.