Third Eye Capital is a leading special situations investor that provides innovative financing to promising companies that are often misunderstood or in out-of-favor industries. Through extensive due diligence and rigorous analysis, the firm has a long track record of successfully identifying companies with compelling stories and valuable assets that other investors ignore or lack the expertise or willingness to analyze. Third Eye Capital has committed more than $500 million to private financing transactions across a wide array of industries including energy, alternative energy, mining, technology, media, healthcare, construction services, and financials. The firm was founded in 2005 by renowned entrepreneurs and private investors Arif N. Bhalwani and Dr. David G. Alexander. Together with an expert team of investment and credit professionals, they have led Third Eye Capital to consistent investment outperformance. Third Eye Capital is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
Arif Bhalwani is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Third Eye Capital Management Inc., and a member of its Investment Committee. He is also a founder and President of Third Eye Capital Corporation (“TECC”), an affiliated originator, underwriter, servicer, and manager of senior, secured commercial loans. Prior to founding TECC, Arif co-founded Pinnacle Capital, an early-stage and specialty venture capital firm and registered limited market dealer. At Pinnacle Capital, he led the firm’s investments in both high-growth and out-of-favour sectors of several industries including telecommunications, media, technology, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, energy, and financial services. Prior to that, Arif was a major shareholder and director of a large Canadian construction contractor that he helped turn around and eventually sell. He has also founded, managed, and sold companies in the retail automotive and computer services industries.
Arif serves as a member of the CFA Institute, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is also a Director of the Commercial Finance Association.
Mr. Bhalwani received an MBA from the Queen’s School of Business, completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School, and holds his CFA designation.
Dev is responsible for deal origination, due diligence, structuring and closing, investment monitoring and servicing, workouts, harvests, and exits.
Prior to Third Eye Capital, Dev was a Managing Partner at Royal Bank Capital Partners’ where he focused on private equity investments in telecom. Prior to that he was Vice President in Royal Bank’s global TMT credit risk management group. Dev has held leadership positions at several boutique investment firms, and within the consulting practice of Deloitte. Early in his career, Dev worked as a project manager for turnkey engineering contracts in overseas markets.
Dev holds a B. Eng from University of Bombay and an MBA from University of Saskatchewan. He is a Professional Engineer and a Certified Management Consultant.
Mark is responsible for deal origination, due diligence, structuring and closing, investment monitoring and servicing, workouts, harvests, and exits.
Previously Mark was a Vice President at Catalyst Capital Group focused on event driven and special situations investing. Prior to that, Mark worked for BlueCrest Capital Management as a senior Analyst in their Special Situations Fund, focusing on growth and turnaround financing.
Mark holds a Masters in Business Administration from the London Business School.