Sami Mnaymneh Founder and Co-CEO

StrategyPrivate Equity, Growth Equity, BioHealth, Direct Lending, Special Situations, Real Estate, Infrastructure


EducationB.A., Columbia University
J.D., Harvard Law School
M.B.A., Harvard Business School

Prior ExperienceBlackstone Group
Morgan Stanley

Sami Mnaymneh is a Founder and Co-CEO of H.I.G. Capital. He has directed the firm's development since its founding in 1993 and approves all capital commitments made by H.I.G.

Prior to founding H.I.G., Sami was a Managing Director with The Blackstone Group in New York. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he devoted a significant amount of his time to leveraged buyouts, serving as senior advisor to a number of prominent private equity firms. Sami has at various times served on a number of academic boards including the Board of Columbia College and the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Law School.

Sami earned a B.A. degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University where he graduated first in his class, and subsequently received a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree, with honors, from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, respectively.