Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Before founding Blantyre in 2016, Mubashir was Head of KKR’s European Special Situations business. At KKR he successfully built and scaled the business in Europe, from hiring and training a team of 10, sourcing public and private investment opportunities amounting to approximately USD3.5 billion invested, and innovating and developing a successful investment track record for the business in Europe. He also founded and scaled Pillarstone, a European turnaround platform that launched with approximately EUR1 billion in 2015. Prior to KKR, Mubashir was a Managing Director at York Capital, where he helped establish the group’s European credit business, growing it to approximately USD2 billion at the time of his departure. Prior to York, Mubashir worked for Deutsche Bank. Mubashir started his career in 1996 at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank. Mubashir has a B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Administration from the University of Bath. He also holds an MBA with Honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mubashir is a guest speaker on European special situations investing in the MBA program at the London Business School.
Partner & Head of Portfolio Management
Before joining Blantyre in 2016, Barclay was a Director at Barclays Bank. Prior to Barclays, he was Head of Distressed Research for Europe at Goldman Sachs, and before that he was Head of Distressed Research for Europe at Deutsche Bank. In both of these roles Barclay led a team of analysts and advised on allocating proprietary risk capital. During his time at Deutsche Bank, Barclay spent several years in Singapore, where he helped set up their Asian distressed trading desk. Barclay began his career as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand from 1993 to 1998, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He holds a B.A. in Law from the University of Edinburgh.
Fernando de Santiago
Partner & Head of Investments
Prior to joining Blantyre, Fernando was a Principal in Special Situations at KKR Credit, focusing on transactions across various industries in Europe. He also held several board positions in portfolio companies in the consumer, building materials, capital goods and paper sectors. Previously, Fernando was an Associate in the Financial Restructuring Group at Houlihan Lokey. He started his career in Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank, focusing on the Industrials sector. Fernando has a double degree in Law and Business with a Major in Finance from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE). He speaks English and Spanish.
Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining Blantyre, Heloisa was a founding partner and COO of 400 Capital Management LLC, a structured credit asset management firm. She was responsible for developing and managing the firm’s trading and asset management operations, legal, compliance, accounting, tax, HR, and systems management, and also served as a member of the Investment and Operating Committees. Prior to joining 400 Capital, Heloisa was a principal at Paramax Capital Group, responsible for raising, investing and managing capital across three funds, which focused on structured finance transactions. Heloisa was responsible for developing and implementing valuation, risk management and surveillance systems, investment and valuation policies, operational activities, portfolio management processes, and quantitative analytics. Heloisa received a Masters in Financial Engineering at Columbia University, in which she focused on engineering methodologies and quantitative methods for pricing credit and equity derivatives, and options. Heloisa began her career at J.P. Morgan in the Investment Banking group, and later joined the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Heloisa received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 1998.