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Frank RoccoGrande

Founding Partner

Deutsche Finance International

London, UK

Frank RoccoGrande


Frank RoccoGrande is a Founding Partner, Head of Capital Markets and Member of the Investment Committee of Deutsche Finance International or DFI, a London based pan-European private equity investment firm with €2.5bn AUM, which specialises in operational real estate. Frank is also on the Global Investment Committee of the Deutsche Finance Group, a global real estate investment firm with €6.5bn AUM and 120 employees headquartered in Munich, Germany. Frank has 20 years of industry experience having been involved in more than €6 billion of real estate transactions.

Prior to establishing DFI, Frank was a Senior Managing Partner of BLG Capital from 2010 until 2016, Turkey’s leading private equity real estate investment and development firm with €1.5bn AUM. Frank also worked for ten years in New York City for a family office and middle-market private equity firm Newtek Business Services focused on investments in business and financial services companies.

Frank also serves as a Board Member of Olympia London, central London’s iconic Olympia exhibition centre, which is being transformed into a newly revitalized arts, entertainment and creative business quarter in excess of two million square feet in West London.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University in New York City.

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Deutsche Finance closes inaugural fund at EUR436m

Frank RoccoGrande, Co-founder and Co-Managing Partner, says: “The level of support we have received for our first fund is a thorough endorsement of our differentiated strategy, the quality of our team and our ability to source high quality investments off market. We have strong ambitions for the platform we are building and, having only launched in 2017, set a clear and deliberate strategy for our maiden fund to be more measured in size and with a higher proportion of co-investment. 

Frank RoccoGrande’s Background

Deutsche Finance International
Founding Partner
Oct 2016 - Present
London, UK
Deutsche Finance International is a London-based private equity real estate platform that is privately owned by its Managing Partners and Deutsche Finance Group. DFI’s focus is on European real estate and real estate related businesses. The strategy is to invest in assets and businesses that are under-valued and managed inadequately but that have potential for progress.
BLG Capital logo BLG Capital logo
BLG Capital
Nov 2010 - Sep 2016
İstanbul, TR
BLG is an independently-owned real estate private equity firm that focuses on investments in Turkey as well as major cities around the world. Team members of BLG Capital have successful track records and knowledge of finance, development and asset management. BLG is defined by its focus on high-end and lifestyle related projects that are set into action both creatively and effectively.
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Frank RoccoGrande’s Education

Columbia University
Master of Public Health
1997 - 2000