Capital Dynamics hires Goldman exec for strategy expansion – exclusive

Bryn Gostin, a former attorney, has joined the firm as head of product development and strategic initiatives.

Capital Dynamics has hired a Goldman Sachs Asset Management executive to help it launch new products and strategies globally.

Bryn Gostin becomes head of product development and strategic initiatives at the Zug, Switzerland-headquartered firm.

Gostin joins as a senior director based in New York and will be responsible for leading the go-to-market plans for Capital Dynamics’s portfolio of equity and debt vehicles, region-specific offerings and new products in areas such as private equity, renewable energy, private credit among others, chief executive Martin Hahn, told Private Equity International.

“We’ve seen strong interest from clients to provide innovative offerings,” Hahn said. “Bryn will lead many of those efforts across product initiatives and will work closely with clients and prospective clients in designing very tailored and unique offerings for them.”

Gostin spent eight years at Goldman where he most recently focused on deal sourcing, business development and capital raising in the bank’s alternative investment and manager selection unit. He was previously an attorney, having worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Jones Day, according to his LinkedIn profile.

The firm has no immediate plans to launch a GP interest fund, Hahn said.

Capital Dynamics has launched several region-specific strategies, including funds for the UK and Japan as well as for German-speaking investors, Hahn added. The firm has 10 offices globally including one in Dubai which opened in May and is led by Laith Khaleq, an investment banking and fundraising professional.

The firm invests across primaries, secondaries, co-investments, private credit and energy infrastructure through commingled funds and separately managed accounts. It also offers structured products and has securitised diversified private equity portfolios, according to its website.

Last summer, the firm launched a private credit business and hired two former Credit Suisse co-chief investment officers for the strategy. It was aiming to close its debut debt fund, which has a $500 million target, in the second quarter of this year, sister publication Private Debt Investor reported in December.