Canadian private-markets investor Northleaf Capital Partners has hired Michael Morris and Kaushik (Kash) Ramki as director and vice president, respectively. Morris, who joins from HIG Capital, where he served as a principal, will support North American private credit investments from Northleaf’s office in Chicago. Ramki, who joins from British Columbia Investment Management Corp (bcIMC), where he served as a senior principal, will operate from Toronto as part of the firm’s infrastructure asset management team. Northleaf, which manages more than US$9 billion in commitments, said it now has 100 professionals across its global office network.
Photo: Michael Morris, director, Northleaf Capital Partners.
Northleaf Capital Partners continues to add talent to support the ongoing growth of the firm
Northleaf now numbers 100 professionals across its global office network
Northleaf Capital Partners is pleased to announce that we added two senior level professionals to the firm today, complementing the existing talent across our private credit and infrastructure teams. Michael Morris and Kaushik (Kash) Ramki have joined our firm as a Director and a Vice President, respectively. Michael is based in the Chicago office and will be responsible for the origination, evaluation and monitoring of private credit investments in North America. Kash is based in Toronto and will focus on Northleaf’s infrastructure asset management activities.
Prior to joining Northleaf, Michael was a Principal at H.I.G. Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing, analyzing and executing private debt and equity investments in middle market companies, including direct lending, secondary loans, financial restructurings and asset purchases across industries and geographies. Previously, Michael was an Investment Banking Associate at Moelis & Company. Michael began his career at Macquarie Capital in the Restructuring and Special Situations Group. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Kash was previously a Senior Principal, Infrastructure & Renewable Resources, at British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, where he was responsible for transaction origination, due diligence and execution, as well as managing the performance of infrastructure investments through portfolio company asset management, budgeting, valuation and strategic reviews. Kash began his career as an Associate at Macquarie Group in New York. Kash received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honours) from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration from Ivey Business School, Western University, and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
The addition of Michael and Kash supports Northleaf’s ongoing overall growth, following the successful establishment of Northleaf’s global private credit program in 2016, the closing of its second OECD-focused infrastructure fund at its hard cap of $950 million earlier this year, and the launch of the next generation of its global private equity funds, Northleaf Private Equity VII (NPE VII) and Northleaf Secondary Partners II (NSP II). Northleaf’s team now numbers 100 professionals in offices in Toronto, Montreal, London, Chicago and Menlo Park.
About Northleaf Capital Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners is an independent global private markets fund manager with more than US$9 billion in private equity, infrastructure and private credit commitments under management on behalf of public, corporate and multi-employer pension plans, university endowments, financial institutions and family offices.
Northleaf’s 100-person team, located in Toronto, Montreal, London, Chicago, and Menlo Park, is focused exclusively on sourcing, evaluating and managing private markets investments globally. Northleaf currently manages seven global private equity funds, two specialist global private equity secondary funds, two direct OECD-focused infrastructure funds, a global private credit fund and a series of customized investment mandates tailored to meet the specific needs of institutional investors and family offices. For more information on Northleaf, please visit www.northleafcapital.com.
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