Insight Equity has added four new Associates to its team with the addition of Neal Jain, Garrett Greer, Luke Bateman and Fraser Desmond. “We are delighted that Neal, Garrett, Luke and Fraser have elected to join Insight Equity,” said Ted Beneski, CEO & Managing Partner. “We are looking forward to working with them and believe their strong capabilities will contribute to the success of Insight Equity and our portfolio company investments. In addition to our new hires, Insight Equity intends to continue growing our team to meet the increasing opportunity set we are seeing.”
Prior to joining Insight Equity, Mr. Jain was an Analyst in the investment banking division at Lazard Frères & Co. While at Lazard, he advised clients in the upstream, midstream, oilfield services and transportation sectors on mergers, acquisitions and capital structure and worked closely with company management teams. Mr. Jain has a BA in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Statistics from Rice University.
Mr. Greer joins Insight Equity from American Capital. While at American Capital, he focused on executing middle market private equity and private debt transactions across a variety of industries. He also provided support in managing American Capital’s portfolio companies, regularly interacting with senior management teams. Prior to American Capital, Mr. Greer worked as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking division of Imperial Capital. He has a BBA in Accounting and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas.
Prior to joining Insight Equity, Mr. Bateman was an Associate with Lone Star Investment Advisors. While at Lone Star, he executed middle market private equity transactions across a variety of industries and was also responsible for monitoring two of Lone Star’s portfolio companies in the oilfield services and distribution industries. Prior to joining Lone Star, Mr. Bateman was employed as a Financial Analyst with Cogent Partners, a Dallas based investment bank focused on the private equity secondary market. He graduated from Harvard University with an AB in Philosophy and a secondary concentration in Government.
Mr. Desmond joins the Insight Equity team from Macquarie Capital, where he was a member of the Restructuring and Special Situations Group. His prior transaction experience includes in- and out-of-court restructurings, refinancings and debt-for-equity exchanges, as well as distressed asset sales across the media, bank, insurance, and transportation industries. Mr. Desmond has a BBA in Finance and a second major in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.
Insight Equity makes control investments in middle market, asset intensive companies across a range of industries and specializes in partnering with companies experiencing some level of underperformance. Insight Equity also seeks complex and challenging situations, including public to private transactions, corporate divestitures, bankruptcies, restructurings and private family ownership. The firm is based in Dallas, TX and also has an office in New York, NY (www.insightequity.com).