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Sami Mnaymneh

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Sami Mnaymneh
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
🏫 EducationColumbia College
Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
💼 Occupation
Founder and Co-CEO of HIG Capital
🤑 Net worth$4 billion (May 2020)

Sami Mnaymneh is an American business executive and founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. The Forbes magazine ranked him the No. 451 richest man in the world, with a net worth of $4 billion.[1][2]


Sami Mnaymneh earned a B.A. Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia College where he graduated as valedictorian in the class of 1981.[3] He subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.[4][5]


Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami served as a managing director with The Blackstone Group in New York[6]. Earlier in his career, he was a vice president in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he focused on leveraged buyouts and served as a senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms.[7]

In 1993, Sami Mnaymneh co-founded H.I.G. Capital with former Bain & Company partner Tony Tamer. Together, Mnaymneh and Tamer developed H.I.G. into a global private equity firm with $34 billion of equity capital under management.[1][8][9] Based in Miami, and with offices across the United States, Europe, and South America, H.I.G. Capital specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and medium sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused, value-added approach.[10].

Personal life[edit]

Sami Mnaymneh is married to Hala Elhabashi.[11][12]

Mnaymneh served on the Board of Columbia College and the Dean's Council of the Harvard Law School.[5][13] He supports several cultural and medical institutions, including the Tate Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.[14][15][16][17][18] In 2009, he established the Sami Mnaymneh Chair at the Economics Department of Columbia University, a position currently held by Canadian-American economist W. Bentley MacLeod.[19]


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  7. Leleux, Benoît; Swaay, Hans van; Megally, Esmeralda (2015-01-15). Private Equity 4.0: Reinventing Value Creation. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-93983-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. "Atlanta's 20 Largest Private Equity Firms". Atlanta Business Chronicle. Mar 20, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. Lim, Dawn (2016-05-05). "H.I.G.'s Growth Tests Firm's Quest to Stay True to Its Roots". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
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  11. "YoungArts Hosts Intimate Brunch and Performance in Aspen". Whitewall. 2019-08-07. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  12. "Psychology News" (PDF). University of Miami Department of Psychology. 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. "Barry, Fergang Recognized for Service as Alumni Leaders". Columbia College Today. Summer 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. "Committees | TATE AMERICAS FOUNDATION". tateamericas.org. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  15. "Whitney Acquires Norman Lewis Painting, and Trump's Wedding Cake Sells at Auction". Hyperallergic. 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  16. "Julie Mehretu, Exhibition, Mixed media, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United-States". Art Limited. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  17. "Member News (September) | TATE AMERICAS FOUNDATION". tateamericas.org. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  18. "Memorial Sloan Kettering Center 2018 Annual Report" (PDF). Memorial Sloan Kettering Center. Retrieved May 23, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. "W. Bentley MacLeod". Columbia University Department of Economics. Retrieved May 23, 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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