Nick Jean-Baptiste

Co-Managing Partner
Jacmel Partners

Founded in 2015, Jacmel Partners is a private investment firm targeting family-operated, lower middle market companies, with a focus on combining traditional private equity best practices with low-cost, high-impact strategies that promote growth while also benefiting employees and their communities. Since inception, Jacmel and its managers have invested in 11 companies across five platforms, delivering robust investor returns while implementing a range of inclusive economy initiatives, including workforce development, increased Board representation of BIPOC leaders, and educational benefits for employees.

Nick developed the firm’s differentiated approach to value creation after nearly fifteen years of Wall Street and private equity experience, working to scale businesses and provide growth capital to companies. Prior to founding Jacmel, Nick was Principal at Peterson Partners, a $1.5 billion AUM growth private equity firm, where he sourced and led transactions across a wide range of industries. He also served as Vice President with Macquarie Capital, where he provided strategic advice and capital market solutions to private equity clients. Nick began his career in Citigroup’s Investment Banking Division as a member of the banks’ Healthcare Coverage Group. Over the course of this career, Nick has taken part in providing over $10 billion of debt financing to private equity-sponsored recapitalizations and several published equity offerings.

Nick earned a B.A. from Duke University and an MBA from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.