Highview Capital operates with a highly flexible investment mandate, including buyouts, corporate carve-outs, take-privates, recapitalizations, debt financings, restructurings/bankruptcies, and expedited sale processes.
Work Is Personal, a Passion for Kapish
His approach to work (and life) is what makes Kapish such a success in what he does. His work is personal to him, the people with whom he works are personal to him, and he loves what he does. Work is an opportunity for Kapish to learn about the lives of the individuals he meets, both personally and professionally. This serves him well in building genuine relationships to help get more things done and build trust, which is critical when working with people to transform companies or lives.
Some of his greatest learning experiences have come from listening to the unique perspectives of all types of leaders and employees at Highview Capital and in the innovative and new investments the firm undertakes. A voracious reader of history, biographies of entrepreneur icons, and founding stories of great companies and their experiences, Kapish’s taste in books also helps shape his thoughts and ideas.
One recent trend that inspires Kapish is the move by many individuals to leave their jobs to start their own businesses. Kapish sees a great opportunity for Baby Boomer-owned companies (65,000) to put perpetuation and transition plans in place in order to attract a whole new generation of entrepreneurs looking to go out on their own.
Kapish is also a strong believer in starting his days early and having his “to-do” list done before lunch. His daily beach walks, which he is fortunate to be afforded as a coastal Angeleno, provide clarity, inspiration, and regeneration.
Kapish serves on several boards including WattersonEFM, a leading national facility services company that provides a full suite of services, including facilities management, environmental services, and emergency and disaster response; Randall Foods, a provider of fresh poultry and meat solutions to grocery customers throughout the western United States; and National Fire & Safety, an end-to-end fire and life safety solutions platform with operations in seven states across the Western United States.
He is also board observer of Good Source Solutions, a family of leading specialized food service distribution companies; and American Plastics, the second-largest designer, manufacturer, and distributor of innovative, environmentally friendly home storage, home organization, and commercial cleaning products in the United States.
Prior to joining Highview Capital, Kapish was an investment banker at Citigroup’s Global Industrial Group, working with Fortune 100 clients in the Aerospace and Defense and Paper and Packaging industries. His focus was on M&A transactions, IPOs, and debt financing for leading businesses. Kapish also worked at PineBridge Investments, Do Something, and the U.S. House of Representative as a research analyst.
Academic History and Accolades
Kapish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics, with a minor in Public Policy & Management from NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. While attending school, Kapish was involved in NYU Stern’s Investment Analysis Group, where he and other students managed $25,000 donated by Justin Pollack and other alumni. In 2013, Kapish and his fellow students competed against 20 other schools in the Ross School of Business’ 6th Annual Stock Pitch Competition. Students come from across the country to showcase their ability to pick, analyze, and pitch stocks. Teams present their recommendations to a judging panel of industry experts from asset management firms and hedge funds over the course of two intense rounds. Kapish and his fellow students pitched McDermott International, a company that operates in the offshore EPCI space, and won the competition. Kapish is also the recipient of several honors and awards including Credit Suisse Investment Banking – Case Winner, Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, and the Dean’s List.
Charitable Donations, Volunteer Work
Kapish has donated to his alma mater since 2013 and was a Young Patron for the Frick Museum in New York from 2013 to 2016. He has volunteered for the Hollywood Food Coalition in Los Angeles and has been a member of its Finance Committee since 2020.
He grew up in Studio City, California and currently lives in Venice. Kapish speaks fluent Hindi and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian. He enjoys spending time with family and friends when he is not reading and taking his walks on the beach.