Head of ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity
Mr. Sangalis is Managing Director of ORIX Corporation USA’s Private Debt and Equity Capital Business Group and leads the ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity group for ORIX Corporation USA (ORIX USA). He is also a past member of the ORIX USA Investment Committee. Mr. Sangalis has extensive experience in private equity and mezzanine asset classes and focuses predominantly on independent sponsor transactions and also works with funded equity sponsors, family offices, and directly with entrepreneurs and management teams. Throughout his career, Mr. Sangalis has invested in more than 100 initial and follow-on transactions totaling more than $1.5 billion in equity and junior 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 and was the largest mezzanine investment firm in the United States at the time.
Mr. Sangalis has current or previous active involvement on more than 40 public and private company 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.