Direct private investments

Citi Direct Private Investments offers curated institutional-quality investments exclusively to our sophisticated clients.

Direct, co-investment and joint venture opportunities can provide an additional source of returns and diversification in core and opportunistic portfolios.

They also enable you to invest alongside like-minded financial institutions and family offices.

Our dedicated direct private investment team sources these opportunities from Citi’s institutional network globally and from third-party sponsors.

We then connect you directly to the financial sponsor or corporate issuer, so that you can conduct your own extensive due diligence of each transaction.

Direct private investments could help to empower visionary founders and companies not only with strategic capital, but also with insights and expertise from their own businesses and other investments.

Our direct private investments are reserved for clients that meet the regulatory, liquidity, and net worth requirements of the DPI program.

Citi’s extensive global network and institutional resources enable us to identify direct private equity opportunities to offer to our qualified clients.

Itay Blasenheim
Global Head – Citi Direct Private Investments

How we serve you

Our direct private investments are reserved for Citi Private Bank clients who meet the regulatory, liquidity, and net worth requirements of the DPI program.

The contacts that are cultivated with sponsors and issuers could help enable qualified clients to build relationships with like-minded institutional investors and family offices from around the world.

The direct private investment strategies that are made available include DPI venture capital, growth equity, real estate, buyout, private credit and distressed opportunities.

They also cover a variety of structures, sectors and regions.

Control the due diligence process
Direct private investments allow investors to develop direct relationships with financial sponsors and companies without intermediation.

To guide investor decision making, issuers provide direct access to their data room.

This enables independent evaluation of confidential transaction information.

Meet our people

Global Head

Itay Blasenheim

Global Head of Direct Private Investments
Citi Global Wealth Investments

Itay has overall responsibility for curating direct and co-investment deals to our institutional-like private clients. He serves as the global nexus of all private transaction sourcing, management and distribution.

Before joining Citi, Itay worked for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where he was responsible for building and managing Morgan Private Ventures, its direct deals and co-investments platform. He was also a partner in J.P. Morgan’s Junius Real Estate Partners, and a key contributor in building the Highbridge and Gavea funds.

Previously, Itay was an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis and Debevoise & Plimpton.

He is an advisory board member of Sakara Life and a member of Caravan Wellness.


Mid-Year Wealth Outlook 2023

While our asset allocation strategy remains defensive, investors should consider staying invested and modify portfolios over time.

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To help put you in touch with the right Private Bank team, please answer the following questions.

To qualify, you must meet certain requirements as an institutional and/or professional investor.

Prospects who do not have a relationship with Citi Private Bank are not eligible.