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BharCap Partners, LLC (“BharCap”), a private investment company that invests in financial services-related companies, officially declared the decentralization of its team from Pine Brook Road Partners (“Pine Brook”), creating an independent private investment firm. This venture would focus on the financial services industry.  BharCap was founded by enthusiasts, namely Bharath Srikrishnan, Ethan Wang, and Jim Rutherfurd with Kevin Becker and Ryan Gean.  All five of these BharCap founders previously worked together at Pine Brook.

BharCap is a minority-owned and regulated company and is one of the industry’s largest start-up minority-owned and controlled private investment firms. BharCap has access to available client capital of $1.8 billion, of which $352 million is funded assets under management, of which $318 million in unfunded contributions to current portfolio companies and $1.1 billion is available for fresh investments.

Bharath Srikrishnan, founder and Managing Partner of BharCap, expressed that they are honored and excited to have the opportunity to launch BharCap. He added that they thank Pine Brook for their support and all of their investors. He looks forward to continuing to help great executives looking to build on the financial services industry’s strong industry trends. Also, he is proud that a sizable, new minority-owned investment company will represent BharCap.

Howard Newman, CEO of Pine Brook, remarked that for several years, including during the pandemic over the past year, the BharCap team has done an excellent job for Pine Brook. They will remain engrossed with their Pine Brook portfolio companies, which will allow Pine Brook to manage its portfolio without interruption and give these talented investors continued access to our portfolio companies.

BharCap targets investments ranging from $50 million to $350 million and focuses on the following sub-sectors of financial services: specialty finance; asset and wealth management; insurance and insurance services; financial technology and tech-enabled business services. From senior secured debt to common equity, BharCap can invest through the capital structure and has the skills to invest in existing businesses or launch new companies. Furthermore, to pick specialty finance companies and other asset drivers, BharCap may have long-term commitments (e.g., 7 to 10 years).

About BharCap

BharCap Partners, LLC (‘BharCap’) ( is a private investment company that invests in financial services-related companies. Members of the BharCap team have been active in various financial services firms dating back to 2004, with investments totaling over $1.0 billion.

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