Costas Kalisperas

Managing Director, OpCapita

Costas is a Managing Director at OpCapita, a private equity firm focused on investments in retail, consumer and leisure businesses. He is responsible for transaction origination and execution.

Costas  has more than 25 years’ corporate finance experience across law, investment banking and early stage investing. He has worked in both New York and London and has advised retail, apparel, luxury, restaurant, consumer and digital businesses around M&A, debt financing and equity capital raising.

He was Co-Head of Barclays’ European Consumer and Retail franchise for a number of years, having also been a senior banker at Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Moelis & Company. More recently, Costas has become a private investor and advisor to a number of technology-based start-up businesses, often with a consumer-facing connection.

Costas holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honours society. He speaks Greek and basic French.