Mr. Sangalis is Managing Director of ORIX USA’s Private Debt and Equity Capital Business Group and leads the ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity group for ORIX USA. He is also a member of the ORIX USA Investment Committee. He has extensive experience in the mezzanine and private equity asset classes and focuses on providing capital for buyouts/acquisitions, expansion of successful businesses and recapitalizations. Throughout his career, Mr. Sangalis has invested in more than 100 initial and follow-on transactions totaling more than $1.25 billion in junior debt and equity capital.
Prior to joining ORIX USA, Mr. Sangalis was a founder and Managing Partner of Capital Point Partners, a middle-market mezzanine and private equity firm. Prior to forming Capital Point, Mr. Sangalis was a founder and Managing Partner of RSTW Partners and its predecessor entities. RSTW provided mezzanine and equity capital for middle-market companies. Mr. Sangalis was also previously with First Texas Merchant Banking Group, Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank), and Bank of America and its predecessors.
Mr. Sangalis has current or previous active involvement on more than 30 public and private boards/advisory boards of directors. He is past President and board member of the Association for Corporate Growth Houston and two-term President and board member of the Houston Private Equity Association. Mr. Sangalis received a BS from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.