Highview Promotes and Expands Team

Middle-market private equity firm Highview Capital has promoted P.J. Gilbert to principal and Kapish Haldia to senior associate and has added Kelly Cash to its investment team as an associate.

“We are pleased to recognize both P.J. and Kapish with these promotions, and we are thrilled to add Kelly to the team,” said Ryan McCarthy, co-founder of Highview. “P.J.’s leadership was instrumental in the execution of two of our first three platform deals – American Plastics and Frontier Fire – and Kapish has distinguished himself as a key leader in our diligence and monitoring efforts on those transactions as well. P.J. and Kapish are vital parts of Highview’s long-term vision and we’re excited to welcome Kelly to the Highview team.”

Mr. Gilbert is active with all aspects of the firm’s investment process, including the sourcing, diligence and execution of new investments. He joined Highview in 2016 from JLL Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, where he was a vice president and earlier in his career, he was an associate at New York-based Lightyear Capital. Mr. Gilbert has a BS in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Haldia is responsible for conducting due diligence of new investments, in addition to providing operational support to management teams across the firm’s portfolio.  He join the firm in 2016 from Citigroup where he was an investment banking analyst in the firm’s industrials group. Mr. Haldia has a BS in Finance and Economics from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University

As a new associate, Ms. Cash will focus on conducting due diligence of new investments and providing operational support to Highview’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Highview, Ms. Cash worked at Goldman Sachs for four years, most recently as an investment banking analyst in the firm’s global industrials group. Ms. Cash has a BS in Accounting and a Master’s in Accounting from Auburn University.

Highview Capital, headquartered in Los Angeles, invests from $10 million to $125 million of equity in companies with revenues of $50 million to $500 million and EBITDA of $5 million to $50 million. Highview invests in many sectors and is effectively industry agnostic. The firm sources its capital from a $500 million evergreen fund and is backed by Karlin Asset Management, a Los Angeles-based investment company (www.highviewcp.com).

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