Mr. Sangalis is Managing Director and Group Head of ORIX’s Private Equity Solutions group (OPES). Mr. Sangalis founded OPES in 2012 to focus on lower-mid to middle-market companies by offering standalone equity investments (control and non-control), flexible mezzanine capital, or a combination of the two strategies. OPES is a leader in providing capital to the Independent Sponsor community. Since its founding, OPES has invested in approximately 50 transactions, more than 35 of which have been equity investments with Independent Sponsors. Investments are also made with family offices, funded equity sponsors, entrepreneurs, and management teams.
Mr. Sangalis has extensive experience and success in sourcing, investing, and managing private equity and mezzanine investments in a wide variety of lower-middle and middle-market companies throughout the United States. He has invested in over 100 platform transactions totaling more than $1.75 billion in invested capital. Prior to joining ORIX USA, Mr. Sangalis was a founder and Managing Partner of two investment firms focusing on the lower middle market and managing approximately $1 billion in capital.
Mr. Sangalis has current or previous active involvement on more than 40 public and private company boards of directors. He is a long-time active board member of InterFaith Family Services, past board member of the ORIX Foundation, and 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.