About Bravia Capital


The company’s major shareholder is Bravia Capital, a privately held, single-family office focused on investment opportunities in transportation and logistics businesses, and companies with environmental, social and governance mandates. Its primary focus is on origination, structuring and managing debt & equity investments in transportation, logistics, infrastructure and financial services worldwide, thus connecting the global supply chain from origin to destination. The firm was established in 2000 by Bharat Bhise and is headquartered in New York, with offices in Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, and Hanoi. It has evolved from a structured finance entity to a diversified private equity and special opportunities investment firm with an experienced and qualified team of professionals.

It has its roots in the commercial aircraft financing business in which most of its key senior management has spent several decades. A partnership with Bravia Capital will help Rent Alpha expand into even more asset classes. This will also help us accelerate our growth plans and expanding our reach. The senior management of the company owns the balance of the equity.


Bharat Bhise

Bharat is the CEO and Founder of Bravia Capital. He serves on the Investment Committee and has leadership responsibility for Bravia’s investment and portfolio management strategies. He is an experienced global investor in transportation and logistics, having built the world’s 3rd largest aircraft leasing business and the world’s 2nd largest container leasing business. Prior to Bravia, Bharat served as the lead in a number of aviation companies advising on aircraft financing and freighter conversions. As President of C-S Aviation Services (“CS”), a Quantum fund investee company, he built the world’s first system integration business and developed Aviation Investments Group for Soros-Chatterjee companies. In 1995, Bharat led CS’s investment into Hainan Airlines. After leaving CS in 2000, Bharat continued to work with numerous airlines and OEMs to grow their fleets/routes and product lines. From 2008 onwards, Bharat through Bravia has led an outbound investments program focused on transportation finance and logistics.

For the entire period of Bharat’s career in transportation and logistics the primary focus has been in cargo aircraft, containers, inland freight and carriers, etc. Bharat holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), from Delhi University, India, an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Adelphi University, New York and an Advanced Professional Certificate in International Finance from New York University.


Tony Chang

Mr. Chang joined Bravia in 2015 and is currently responsible for managing the firms strategic relationships. Prior to Bravia, Mr. Chang was a Director at EMP Belstar, a New York based alternative asset manager in their Seoul office where he participated in deal origination, structuring, and execution. Mr. Chang earned his B.A. In Economics from Cornell University as well as an M.B.A. From the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.


Robin Yan

Robin manages various investments for Bravia and is responsible for sourcing, developing, assessing and valuating investment opportunities in the Asia Pacific transportation and logistics sector.

Robin is an investment professional with more than 9 years’ experience in global acquisitions in excess of US$5 billion in the transportation and logistics industries. Robin has been a member of Bravia since the inception of Bravia’s private equity strategy in 2008 and has managed a number of Bravia’s investments to date, most notably, (i) the acquisition of Bac Ky Investment Joint Stock Company, a Vietnamese logistic company in 2016, (ii) US$600 million acquisition of TIP Trailer Services, Europe’s largest trailer leasing company in 2013, and (iii) US$2.5 billion acquisition of SeaCo Srl from General Electric, then the world’s 5th largest marine container leasing company in 2011. Prior to Bravia, Robin was a consultant at Oliver Wyman Group in New York.

Robin holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University.


Sharon Coorlawala

Ms. Coorlawala joined Bravia in 2014. She is primarily involved in all aspects of deal making such as originating, analysing, structuring and closure of investment opportunities in india office.

Prior to Bravia, She worked with the Bennett Coleman Group in thier private equity team where she was responsible for business development, analysing & negotiations and deal closure of several investment opportunities across multiple sectors.

Ms. Coorlawala holds an MBA degree from the Indian School Of Business (ISB), Hyderabad and is a qualified CFA. She is also fluent in Hindi and Gujrati.

Bravia Capital : Transaction timeline

In addition to Bravia Capital, we also have various banking partners including IDFC, BNP Paribas, Aditya Birla Finance, IndusInd, L&T Finance, etc. to support deal transactions.