Catalyst Investors hires three and promotes two

Catalyst Investors has hired Samantha Lexton as senior associate of investor relations and Jackson Evans and Kirk Mahoney as associates. Also, the growth equity firm has promoted Mia Hegazy to vice president and Kapil Desai to senior associate.


NEW YORK, AUGUST 1, 2017 – Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors announced the expansion of its team with the addition of Samantha Lexton as Senior Associate, Investor Relations, and Jackson Evans and Kirk Mahoney as Associates. Catalyst also announced the promotions of Mia Hegazy to Vice President and Kapil Desai to Senior Associate.

Lexton is responsible for investor relations, portfolio analysis, deal team support and special projects. She was previously with Goldman Sachs where she served as an associate in the Alternative Capital Markets group. She earned a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Evans and Mahoney are responsible for deal origination through producing research reports, formulating investment strategies and conducting company outreach. In addition to deal sourcing, they support the deal team on target company due diligence, transaction execution and portfolio management. Evans was most recently an investment banking analyst with Stephens, Inc. in Boston. He earned a BA in Mathematics from Boston College. Prior to joining Catalyst, Mahoney was an investment banking analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, the technology specialists of Keybanc Capital Markets, in Boston. He earned a BS in Finance and Accounting from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Hegazy and Desai joined Catalyst as analysts in 2013 and 2014, respectively. They are responsible for deal origination, transaction execution and portfolio management.

“We have an extraordinary, cohesive team and these new hires further strengthen our capabilities. Samantha’s extensive capital markets experience will be an enormous asset to the firm. Jackson and Kirk’s entrepreneurial instincts, intellectual curiosity and deal sourcing experience make them excellent additions to our deal team,” said Brian Rich, managing partner of Catalyst Investors. “Mia and Kapil have made valuable contributions to the firm and their promotions are well-deserved.”

About Catalyst Investors
Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm founded in 2000. Catalyst’s mission is to earn superior returns by helping entrepreneurs build great growth companies. Catalyst employs a rigorous top-down research focus that seeks to identify investment opportunities in companies and industries that will exhibit strong revenue growth. The firm works in true partnership with talented management teams to build long-term value. Past and present Catalyst portfolio companies include SaaS-based businesses (Fusion Risk Management, Jobvite, MessageLabs, MINDBODY), Healthcare IT (Clinicient, PresenceLearning), AdTech/Marketing (Conductor, MediaMath, Videology, WeddingWire) and Internet Infrastructure (InSite Wireless Group, Latisys, Xplornet). For more information, visit