Mr. Merchant is a Senior Advisor to OpenGate Capital relating to Technology and/or Industrial investment opportunities. He is an operationally-oriented, private equity investor who has been investing in the industrial sector in North America for more than 17 years.
Mr. Merchant was most recently the Sector Leader of the U.S. Industrials and Industrial Services teams at TowerBrook Capital Partners. Prior to TowerBrook, he was a senior team member of the New York-based private equity team at Brookfield Asset Management. Mr. Merchant previously spent 10 years with Graham Partners, an operationally focused PE firm investing in industrial technologies and advanced manufacturing businesses, and he was also an investment professional at Blackstone Group.
Mr. Merchant has significant experience across the industrial market including aerospace, packaging, building products, industrial services, downstream energy services, and aspects of industrial technology/industry 4.0.
Mr. Merchant earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College.