Vice President of Highview Capital in Los Angeles, CA
Kapish Haldia is a successful investor. Raised by parents who immigrated from India, he was exposed to the ins and outs of business operations while working at his family's jewelry manufacturing and distribution company, Dignity Jewels. His summers and weekends were spent working with his parents in the office, learning firsthand about customer management, international gemstone procurement, and navigating the financial aspects of a rapidly growing small business.
At 16, Kapish moved to New York City to embark on his college journey at New York University's Stern School of Business, which served as a catalyst for his rapid growth and development.
Kapish Haldia joined the Global Industrial Group at Citigroup full-time upon graduating from NYU Stern at the age of 20. At Citigroup, he was involved in a wide range of significant financial transactions, including global mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, and debt financings for renowned American corporations.
In 2016, Kapish left Citigroup and joined the founding team of Highview Capital, a middle-market private equity fund based in Los Angeles, CA. Returning to his hometown, he played an integral role in establishing the foundations of the firm, contributing to various aspects such as developing systems and templates, conducting due diligence, and executing acquisitions ranging from $50 million to $500 million.
At Highview Capital, Kapish's initial investment involved the rescue acquisition of Katy Industries, a distressed corporation acquired through bankruptcy. Through strategic acquisitions and organic growth, Highview transformed Katy Industries into American Plastics, becoming one of the largest suppliers of home storage and commercial cleaning products in the United States. Kapish played a crucial role in various aspects of the business, including executive recruitment, financing rapid growth, and overseeing significant geographic expansion. Working alongside a world-class management team, he helped drive the company's sales from $160 million to over $450 million in just four years.
Throughout his tenure at Highview Capital, Kapish Haldia spearheaded numerous acquisitions of family- and founder-owned businesses. His collaborative approach allowed him to work closely with prominent American families, assisting them in selling and stewarding their companies under Highview's ownership.