Prasann Patel is an Executive Director of Core Investments Group. He qualified as Master of Commerce with Honours from University of Auckland and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand. He has extensive experience in various business sectors, including Financial and Treasury Management, Technology & Media, Telecommunications, and Manufacturing.
Since joining Core in 2003, Prasann has been involved with various investments and investment opportunities in Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. Prasann has been leading the Private Equity and Financial Markets Group for Core since 2007 and currently oversees monthly trading volume of over USD1.5 billion across all asset classes. He currently sits on the investment committee for Core.
Jayesh J Patel
Jayesh Patel is a Director of Core Investments Group and an Executive Director of one of Fiji’s largest publicly listed companies – RB Patel Group. He has significant marketing and retailing experience in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Jayesh is a Graduate of University of Auckland, New Zealand where he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
He is a Fellow Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Management and sits on the Board of the major companies within the JRP Group. He currently sits on the investment committee for Core. Jayesh has dedicated a significant proportion of his time on philanthropic activities and currently serves as a Trustee of Deepavali Charitable Trust which helps run three hospitals and a school for the under-provided in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Surenda K Patel
Surendra Patel is a highly successful businessman with significant experience in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He is Director of Core Investments Group and is a graduate of University of Auckland, New Zealand where he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
He has extensive experience in retail, import & export, distribution & logistics, and commercial property & development. Surendra is an Executive Director of RB Patel Group and sits on the major companies within the Group and its affiliates. Surendra has been instrumental in growing the real estate development and investments across all property types for Core and the RB Patel Group. He currently sits on the investment committee for Core.
Grant Dunn is Core’s Legal Counsel and a Partner in the corporate and commercial team at Buddle Findlay, New Zealand’s prominent legal firm. He previously spent 6 years with the London office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a leading US law firm internationally recognised for its mergers and acquisitions and private equity practice.
Grant has broad experience in leveraged cross-border mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, joint ventures and consortium arrangements, stock exchange compliance, corporate governance matters, management buyouts, restructurings and securities offerings. He has a particular focus on private equity and venture capital, having acted for some well known US and UK based VC and LBO funds such as HM Capital Partners (formerly Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst), CSFB Private Equity, GE Capital, PAI Management, Blackstone Group, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity and Capital Z Partners, on their limited partnership formation, fund raising, portfolio company acquisitions, financings, ongoing investment and exits in the TMT, biotechnology, food and beverage, healthcare, energy, real estate, forestry, infrastructure, insurance and financial services sectors.