Naveen Bhatia is a Senior Director in the Tactical Opportunities Group. Mr. Bhatia is involved with sourcing, evaluating, and executing investment opportunities. He has been involved in the execution of the group’s investments in Trimaran, PMI Group, RG Barry Corporation, Caesars Acquisition Company, JDA Software, BTIG, NCR Corp, and Natural Resource Partners.
Before joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Bhatia was a Managing Director at 40 North Industries LLC, a private investment firm where he focused on special situations debt and equity investments, both public and private. Prior to 40 North, Mr. Bhatia was a Principal at Keffi Group, Ltd., a family office in New York. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Bhatia was a Co-Founder and Partner at Eagle Lake Capital LLC, a private investment partnership focused on fundamental, value investing across the capital structure. He started his career as a member of the Restructuring Group at Rothschild.
Mr. Bhatia received a BA in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Bhatia has served on various creditor committees, equity committees and boards, currently serving as a Director of JDA Software, RG Barry, PMI Group and the Chairman of the Board of Cotton Holdings, Inc. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and teaches Applied Security Analysis I & II.