CHICAGO, January 8, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Delta Capital Partners Management LLC, a private equity and advisory firm specializing in litigation finance, today announced major milestones in its growth.
Christophe DeLise, Managing Director, CEO and CO-CIO of Delta, said: “Delta has achieved its key business goals for 2019 by hiring top professionals, strengthening our geographic footprint and partnering with a leading global financial partner plan. These developments have strengthened Delta’s assets under management and successful collections for claimants, Delta and the Company’s investors. We look forward to continuing to provide world class services to our investors and clients in 2020. “
Geographic reach and expansion of the Delta team
In 2019, Delta strengthened its presence in several geographic areas where it was historically present, by opening offices in Madrid, Prague, Warsaw and Hong Kong.
New members of the management team
Daniel Bond, Esq., General manager
Daniel Bond was hired to lead Delta’s admission, assessment, due diligence and monitoring efforts to support new investment opportunities. Mr. Bond was previously a partner at Kirkland Ellis LLP. Mr. Bond has had a career spanning over 10 years in a law firm with extensive experience in the planning and management of commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
Since 2015, Mr. Bond has been appointed by Leading Lawyers as an “Emerging Lawyer in Illinois“, an honor awarded to the 2% of the best lawyers who are 40 years old or less or who practice law 10 years or less, who have proven themselves professional, ethical and experienced at an early stage of their legal career.
Michael Makridakis, Esq., General manager – Asia, Australia and Offshore Jurisdictions
Michael makridakis was hired to lead Delta’s activities in Asia, Australia, and in Offshore Jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, BVI and the Channel Islands. Mr. Makridakis works within the firm Hong Kong Office.
Prior to joining Delta, Mr. Makridakis was Managing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution & Insolvency of the Hong Kong office of Carey olsen. Mr. Makridakis has extensive experience in investment funds, both offshore and domestic. Mr. Makridakis has worked extensively with distressed investment funds and has been a commercial litigation lawyer for over 15 years with extensive global litigation and arbitration expertise. Before launching the Hong Kong office of Carey olsen, Mr. Makridakis practiced law in the Cayman Islands, starting his career at Walkers Global in 2008.
Petr Malecek, Esq., Managing Director – Central & Eastern Europe
Petr malecek was hired to lead Delta’s activities in the center and Eastern Europe. Mr. Malecek works within the firm Warsaw and Prague desks. Mr. Malecek has over 20 years of experience advising corporations and sovereign entities on banking, financial and litigation matters in central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Delta, Mr. Malecek co-founded a multidisciplinary consulting practice where his areas of expertise included litigation management, dispute resolution, asset recovery, cross-border leveraged finance and advisor coordination. / practices of the company and of external subcontractors. Previously, Mr. Malecek was a partner at CMS Cameron Mckenna and led the banking and financial practices of Warsaw and Kiev during this time.
Joseph Drozd, Jr., Director – Strategic Initiatives and Investor Relations
Joseph drozd brings over ten years of investment management experience and specializes in fundraising and managing the entire investment process of a fund. Prior to joining Delta, Mr. Drozd was Director of Strategy and Marketing with a Chicagobased investment management company. Joe was previously a portfolio manager and research director for a multi-family office at Chicago and previously worked in the alternatives group at Mercer Investments.
Jennifer conley, Director – Marketing and Communications
Jennifer conley was hired to lead Delta’s marketing and communications efforts. Ms. Conley has worked in marketing and business development in the legal and financial services industries for over 13 years. Ms. Conley is responsible for the development of marketing and branding strategies, customer pitch and proposals, social media initiatives, competitive intelligence research, national conference sponsorships and client meetings. Prior to joining Delta, Ms. Conley was responsible for Global Practice Development at Winston & Strawn and focused on practice and client development initiatives for the firm.
In addition to the new members of the leadership team mentioned above, Delta also hired several support, finance, accounting and legal professionals in 2019, including: Daniel Noonan, Alon polischuk, and Erin Bishop, Esq.
Delta’s institutional financial partner in 2019
In May 2019, Delta has formed a joint venture with a Chicagoasset manager who has made more than 60 investments since 2007. The company has had commitments and deployments of more than $ 5 billion since its inception and has an AUM of $ 9 billion. The company manages funds with a variety of investment strategies, including private equity, venture capital, specialist finance, distressed bonds and credit alternatives, and has invested heavily in litigation finance in over the past decade.
About Delta Capital Partners Management LLC
Delta Capital Partners Management LLC is a United States-based private equity and advisory firm specializing in litigation finance, judgment enforcement, asset recovery and related strategies serving claimants, law firms lawyers and other professional services firms, as well as businesses around the world. The firm provides capital and expertise that enables its clients to reduce risk, focus on their core businesses and dramatically improve the likelihood of successful and timely resolution of their and / or their clients’ claims. .
SOURCE Delta Capital Partners