Deepak Moorjani is a private equity investor. His private equity experience includes venture capital, leveraged buyouts and distressed value.
At The Lodestar Group and its successor entities, Deepak Moorjani primarily worked with Robert Pirie, Ken Miller, John Stevens Sheldon and Steve Baronoff. He played a key role in the monetization of The Lodestar Group’s leveraged buyout portfolio, including the restructuring and sale of David Dreman’s Dreman Value Management. He subsequently concentrated on technology M&A and venture capital, and he invested in Nortel Network’s spinout of Entrust Technologies (Nasdaq: ENTU).
Subsequently, Deepak Moorjani co-founded Fenix Investors I (formerly known as Upstart Capital) with former Apple CEO Michael Spindler. Deepak Moorjani and Michael Spindler served as co-managing partners for the duration of the 10-year partnership, and Aymerik Renard of France Telecom served as their venture partner. Their successful investments included LGC Wireless and OpenTable.
During the Fenix Investors I monetization phase, Deepak Moorjani created private equity roles at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank to specialize on distressed value. At Morgan Stanley, he worked in Institutional Securities with John Langlois where he concentrated on special situations, primarily take-privates of publicly-traded companies. At Morgan Stanley, he was primarily investing from Morgan Stanley Real Estate Special Situations Fund III and Morgan Stanley’s MSREF V International, a $4.790 billion real estate private equity fund. Subsequently, Deepak Moorjani created a role at Deutsche Bank within Michael Cohrs’ investment banking division as Head of Special Situations in Tokyo. He concentrated on take-privates of publicly-traded companies in conjunction with the CRE loan origination and CRE special situations team in London.
At Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, Deepak Moorjani confirmed his Lodestar Group proposition: “Primary Dealers Should Emulate Private Equity.” This compensation restructuring is the primary solution to (i) reduce capital losses in the manufacturing of credit and (ii) inoculate primary dealers’ against insolvency.
Deepak Moorjani graduated cum laude from Duke University with an AB degree in economics and philosophy, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder. He also holds an LLM degree in corporate law from the University of London.
- References: Selected References for Deepak Moorjani
- Track Record: Fenix Investors I (Aymerik Renard, Deepak Moorjani, Michael Spindler)