Keval Patel Managing Director & Head of US Middle Market LBO Fund

StrategyPrivate Equity



EducationBachelors, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Prior ExperienceGraham Partners
Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup)

Keval is a Managing Director, the Head of the U.S. Middle Market LBO Fund and the Head of North American Chemicals. He is based in H.I.G. Capital's Miami office.  As head of U.S Middle Market, Keval oversees all of the day-to-day management, investment and portfolio management activities of H.I.G. Middle Market IV, LP and its active predecessor funds.

He has more than nineteen years of experience in middle market private equity and has led investments across a wide range of industries including chemicals, industrials, building products, technology, and business services. 

Keval currently serves on the boards of several H.I.G. portfolio companies including USAlco, Vantage Specialty Chemicals, Recochem, Riveron Consulting, Velocity Solutions, Symplicity Corporation and DCL.  Keval’s prior investments include Stream Global Services, TestAmerica, Infogix, Cornerstone Chemical Company, ACG Materials and Valtris Specialty Chemicals. 

Prior to joining H.I.G., Keval worked for Graham Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia focused on manufacturing, building products and packaging businesses. Prior to Graham, Keval worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup. 

Keval received his Bachelors of Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.