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Catalyst Investors Promotes Kapil Desai to Principal

NEW YORK, January 3, 2020 – Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors announced the promotion of Kapil Desai to Principal. Desai joined Catalyst in 2014 as an analyst and focuses on evaluating and structuring new investment opportunities and managing the firm’s existing portfolio companies. He also supports deal origination through writing research reports, formulating investment strategies, and conducting company outreach.


“In the five years that Kapil has been with the firm, he has been an integral investment team member as well as partner to our portfolio company management teams, providing them with the strategic insights and tools to successfully scale,” said Managing Partner, Brian Rich. “We look forward to seeing his continued accomplishments in the years to come.”


Prior to joining Catalyst, Desai served as an investment banking analyst with the Global Technology Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco, where he provided M&A, capital raising, and advisory services. He graduated from Georgetown University, cum laude, with a B.S. in Business Administration.


About Catalyst Investors

Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm founded in 2000. Catalyst’s mission is to earn superior returns by helping entrepreneurs build great companies. Catalyst employs a rigorous top-down research focus that seeks to identify investment opportunities in companies and industries that will exhibit strong revenue growth. The firm works in true partnership with talented management teams to build long-term value. Past and present Catalyst portfolio companies include SaaS-based businesses (Weave, Fusion Risk Management, Jobvite, MessageLabs, MINDBODY), Business Services (Datavail, Envoy, Reputation Institute), Food Tech (BrightFarms, ChowNow), Healthcare IT (Clinicient, PresenceLearning), and Internet Infrastructure (InSite Wireless Group, Latisys, Xplornet). For more information, visit


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Effectual Acquires AWS Premier Consulting Partner JHC Technology with New Investment from Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital

Effectual, an innovative, cloud-first managed and professional services company, has acquired leading public sector managed services company, JHC Technology. A new investment by Catalyst Investors and a follow-on investment from Lumerity Capital enabled the acquisition. Catalyst Investors and Lumerity Capital have reserved $50 million to support acquisitions and organic growth initiatives.

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BrightFarms Featured in Forbes As a Safer Brand of Salad

Catalyst portfolio company BrightFarms, a leader in locally grown packaged salads, has been featured in Forbes as a safer brand of salad.

Paul Lightfoot, President at BrighFarms, explained to Forbes contributor Liz Engel that BrightFarms is “structurally better than the product we compete with, and consumers are really going for it.”

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