Peterson Partners said Wednesday that it has hired Nick Jean-Baptiste to be vice president of its investment team. In this newly created position, Jean-Baptiste will help identify investments and work with portfolio company executives to accelerate growth. Jean-Baptiste is a former vice president at Macquarie Capital. Peterson Partners is a private equity firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Peterson Partners today announced the appointment of Nick Jean-Baptiste, former vice president at Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., as vice president on its investment team. In this newly created position, Jean-Baptiste will play a key role in identifying sound investments that enhance the company’s portfolio, and work with portfolio company executives to accelerate growth.
“Nick is an amazing asset to add to our investment team,” said Dan Peterson, managing partner of Peterson Partners. “His unparalleled passion for and expertise in financial and capital investments spans several industries, and our entire organization will greatly benefit from his strategic leadership.”
At Macquarie Capital New York City’s office, Jean-Baptiste provided strategic advisory services and capital market solutions to mid-market and large cap private equity clients. He completed transactions in the industrial, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, business services and retail sectors.
Before joining Macquarie, Jean-Baptiste worked in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group with Citigroup. Prior to his career in investment banking, Jean-Baptiste spent five years as a consultant with Vision Chain, Inc. and Accenture, providing value-added services and solutions to Fortune 500 clients across manufacturing, consumer packaged goods and retail verticals.
“I am thrilled to join Peterson Partners in this capacity,” said Jean-Baptiste. “Throughout my career I have been drawn to growth opportunities combining capital investments and strong business execution. Peterson fits that description exactly, and I look forward to delivering tremendous growth for the firm’s client portfolio.”
Jean-Baptiste received a master’s degree in business administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University.
About Peterson Partners
Peterson Partners, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the Intermountain West’s most successful private equity firms. Specializing in small to mid-sized companies, Peterson Partners has a track record of successful investments including JetBlue, Vivint, EnergySolutions, 3form, Access CIG and Diamond Rental. Founded in 1995, Peterson Partners has managed over $500 million in committed capital through eight funds. For more information, visit www.petersonpartnerslp.com.