Cairngorm Capital Taps H.I.G's Thaper For Investment Role

Apr 24 2017 | 4:25pm ET

Cairngorm Capital has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of former H.I.G. Capital executive Dr. Amit Thaper as investment director.

The move comes following close of the company’s second buyout fund, which raised £107.5 million in early April for its Cairngorm Capital II vehicle.

In his new role, Dr. Thaper will help extend Cairngorm capacity for new investments, the company said in a statement, and broaden its investment activities in the services, distribution and manufacturing sectors. 

Before joining Cairngorm, he was a vice president in H.I.G.’s Boston office, where he was involved in acquiring and advising value-orientated, lower middle-market companies with high-return outlooks. Previously, he was a strategy consultant for Bain & Company in Boston and London, where he advised clients across a range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, as well as conducting due diligence studies for leading private equity and hedge funds. 

Dr. Thaper has an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a fully qualified medical doctor. 

“We are delighted to welcome Amit into our team, said Andrew Steel, managing partner of Cairngorm Capital, in the statement. “In addition to his sophisticated analytical and financial skills, he brings a deep knowledge of the orthopedic and assisted living industries, which aligns with one of our investment themes in products and services for the ageing population. His arrival complements and broadens the capabilities of our team as we explore the possibilities offered by our second fund.”

Based in London, Cairngorm Capital invests in well performing U.K. mid-market companies earning operating profit of £2 million – £20 million in manufacturing, distribution and services industries. With the close of its new fund, the company has committed equity capital in excess of £180 million.

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