HKW Hires Partner to Expand Technology Focus

Daniel Kim, former partner of Bregal Sagemount, has extensive experience investing in high-growth technology companies

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – July 8, 2020 – HKW, a middle-market private equity firm, today announced Daniel Kim has joined the firm as Partner. Mr. Kim, was co-founder and former partner at Bregal Sagemount, a New York-based growth capital investment firm. He will join Jeff Bistrong, hired by HKW in April, to spearhead HKW’s expanding focus in the technology sector. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kim has built an extensive track record investing in high-growth technology companies.

“The technology sector is a new but complementary area of focus within HKW’s Four Pillar structure,” said Ted Kramer, President & CEO of HKW. “Daniel will play a key role in helping us expand our reach, including sourcing opportunities in various verticals such as fintech, compliance software, government technology, and healthcare IT. We are delighted to welcome him to HKW.”

Prior to Bregal Sagemount, Mr. Kim held roles within Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Americas Special Situations Group, where he led investments in the technology sector. He also previously worked as an investment professional at JMI Equity, sourcing and executing investments in the software, internet, and business services sectors.

“Daniel’s background and experience are perfectly aligned with our vision to enhance HKW’s technology sector activities,” said Jeff Bistrong, Partner, HKW. His understanding of how to structure a deal that aligns what owners and entrepreneurs are looking for with HKW’s culture and values brings immediate benefits to everyone at the table. We’re excited he’s here, and by the opportunities to expand our scope.”

“HKW’s collaborative, thoughtful approach is well suited for the opportunities that exist both in the short-term, as we manage through current market volatility and longer-term as the economy recovers,” said Mr. Kim. “HKW’s strong sourcing effort translates to an active deal pipeline, and I’m looking forward to helping to lead this growing team.”

Mr. Kim, based in HKW’s New York office, received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Biological Sciences and a BA in Music, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University.

About HKW

HKW is a middle-market private equity firm investing in companies with talented management teams in the US and Canada. HKW targets companies in the Business Services, Health & Wellness, and Technology sectors. Since 1982, HKW has sponsored 63 platform transactions of lower middle-market companies throughout North America, as well as 69 add-on acquisitions. For more information on HKW, please visit

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