Naeem Arastu

Managing Director & COO, Skyview Capital

Naeem Arastu is COO and Managing Director at Skyview Capital where he leads M&A and is responsible for negotiating and executing acquisitions and divestitures. Naeem is a member of Skyview’s Investment and Executive Committees. Naeem has 20 years of experience evaluating and executing special situations private equity and distressed for control investments spanning a variety of sectors including consumer, technology, industrials, healthcare and business services. Prior to Skyview, Naeem was a Managing Director at Solace Capital, a Los Angeles based special situations private equity firm and Vice President at Oaktree Capital Management where he evaluated and executed a variety of special situations private equity and distressed for control transactions. Earlier in his career, Naeem worked in the Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse focusing on leveraged finance.  Naeem has always been very passionate about education, having served on the Board of Directors of Developments in Literacy, a non-profit focused on providing high-quality education to over 29,000 students across 138 schools in Pakistan, and as a Founding Board Member of Valiente College Preparatory, a public charter school serving grades 5-8 in Southeast Los Angeles.  Naeem received his MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Naeem serves on the Finance Committee and Real Estate Committee.