September 7, 2021

Peter Braxton Joins Akoya Capital as Managing Director, Investor Relations, Capital Partner Program

September 7, 2021 – Akoya Capital is pleased to announce that Peter Braxton has joined us as a Managing Director. Peter has been serving the financial needs for ultra-high net worth individuals and their families for more than 14 years, delivering holistic advice and creative solutions across the spectrum of private capital markets and will lead our Akoya Capital Partner Program.

Earlier in his career Peter was a US Air Force Instructor Pilot, with over 3000 Flight hours, including 1,000 Combat hours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his military service, Peter joined Credit Suisse, Chicago, as a Private Banker. From there he was the COO/Chief of Staff for DOM Capital Group, a single-family office and private investment group of the Dominick’s Grocery Store Family, and most recently worked with Envoi, a management owned private family office dedicated to servicing high net worth clients and Blue Marlin Partners, a Private Equity Firm.

Peter is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Distinguished Graduate of Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, and holds an MBA from Washington University in St Louis. He currently serves on the board of the Tuskegee Next Foundation.

Max DeZara, Founder and Managing Partner of Akoya Capital, said, “We are excited to bring Peter on board to develop Akoya’s Capital Partner/General Partners’ program which will give Families greater flexibility and access to invest directly into private equity investments alongside a select group of like-minded co-investors in partnership with a committed team of experienced private equity professionals, sector leaders and advisors.”

Akoya Capital sources, structures, and manages private equity investments on behalf of a small and select group of UHNW Individuals, family offices, MFOs, RIAs and Operator/Entrepreneurs who together, invest in private deals without the friction, fees and other infrastructure associated with traditional private equity funds. Akoya and our investment partners have invested over $375 million of equity capital in 19 platform acquisitions, as well as another 20+ add-ons.

Akoya’s investment strategy is led by our Sector Leaders, who are all accomplished former senior operating executives with deep domain experience in the following verticals:

  • Industrial Chemicals, Products, Packaging, Distribution & Manufacturing
  • Consumer Foods & Home Services
  • Professional Information Services


  • Sales of $25 to $200 million
  • Minimum $3 million of EBITDA
  • Privately held, owner/operator run or corporate carve-outs
  • Innovative companies with niche specialties and/or unique service offerings
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