Nick Jean Baptiste

Nick Jean Baptiste

Nick has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur, working with growing businesses and providing financial service solutions to companies.

Prior to founding the HiGro Group in 2016, Nick was a Principal at Peterson Partners (a growth private equity investment firm based in Salt Lake City, UT). During Nick’s tenure at Peterson Partners, he sourced and led diligence efforts across a wide range of industries. Nick also led Peterson Partner’s investments in Si Senor (leading Tex Mex chain of restaurants in Brazil), DCI (leading voice and data service provider to luxury hotels) and PEC (leading safety service provider to the oil & gas industry).

Prior to joining Peterson Partners in 2013, Nick was a Vice President with Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc., in New York City, where he provided strategic advisory services and capital market solutions to private equity clients. Nick began his career on Wall Street with Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division in 2007, as a member of the bank’s Healthcare Coverage Group. During Nick’s tenure on Wall Street, he took part in providing debt financing for over $10B of capital to private equity sponsored recapitalizations and several public equity offerings.

Nick received his B.A. from Duke University in 2000 and his MBA in 2007 from the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Nick Jean Baptiste

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HiGro: Growing Businesses. Growing People. Growing Communities. Growing Profits

Investing in an often-overlooked business model—family-run businesses—can create jobs, strengthen communities, and support families. Nearly two years ago, my business partner and I founded the private equity firm, The HiGro Group. Part of our purpose was to positively impact families and local communities through business growth. We sought to do this by acquiring control positions in family run businesses that illustrate …

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