David Basto is a Managing Director with the Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Basto was a Founding Partner of Broad Sky Partners, a middle-market private equity firm. Prior to co-founding Broad Sky Partners, Mr. Basto worked for MidOcean Partners from its inception, most recently as Managing Director and co-head of MidOcean’s consumer sector investing team. Prior to MidOcean, Mr. Basto worked for DB Capital Partners, the merchant banking division of Deutsche Bank, and its predecessor BT Capital Partners. Previously, Mr. Basto worked in investment banking with Juno Partners and Tucker Anthony Inc.
Mr. Basto received his B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Throughout the course of Mr. Basto’s investment career he has been a Director of numerous company boards.