About Us

DELIVERING CAPITAL TO MEET AND OVERCOME FINANCIAL HURDLES

High West Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on global distressed, special situations and structured finance in 20+ markets spanning from South America to Europe and the AsiaPacific. The firm’s primary objective is to provide immediate funding to Clients who need liquidity.

HWCP structures and provides liquidity solutions for private and public companies, shareholders, and individuals around the world. With a team of seasoned market veterans combined with a quantitative investment process, and top tier global service providers, HWCP delivers capital to meet and overcome corporate and individual financial hurdles.

Origins of High West

High West Capital Partners was founded in Hong Kong. The name High West or Sai Ko Shan is one of the mountain peaks on Hong Kong island which has views of central Hong Kong to the North, Western views of Victoria Harbour and the South China Sea. All integral trading points that have deep history in the success of Hong Kong as a financial global epicenter.

Our Team

 

High West’s team treats each other like we treat our clients: like family. Our teams around the globe work individually or as one to make sure every customer need is addressed.

John Hall

Managing Partner

Mr. Hall has over 18 years of experience in the capital markets and in all phases of hedge/commodity fund launch and growth, including quant modeling, trading, business plans, risk management, and capital raising. Mr. Hall has worked with many hedge funds and maintains close relationships with decision makers at several of them. In 2014, Mr. Hall launched a multi-strategy investment firm with a focus on Asia. The strategy encompassed equity arbitrage, global distressed, and securities-backed lending for concentrated shareholdings in public and private companies.

Previously, he was a managing director and head trader at a Canadian family office with AUM of USD 1B and responsible for managing the emerging markets trading desk. He started his career as an associate under a former Lehman Brother managing director in Chicago at AIR, an alternative investment firm specialized in esoteric products along with the placement of equity and debt for private and public companies.

Robert Dolan

Managing Director

Mr. Robert Dolan serves as Managing Partner and Head of Special Situations and Proprietary Trading at High West Capital Partners. Mr. Dolan has many years of experience in the capital markets; specifically in derivatives products.

Mr. Dolan joined Lehman Brothers in 1973 and was relocated to Chicago in 1975 where he was the senior broker and the head of Lehman Brothers CBOE operations. In 1979, Mr. Dolan responsibilities were increased to include all commodity floor operations outside of New York. He was Executive Vice President and Director of Chicago Markets and Operations. In 1989, Mr. Dolan was relocated to Tokyo where he was the Managing Director responsible for stock index arbitrage and the creation and selling of commodity funds and equity hedge funds. In 1992, he returned to Chicago where he was the head of proprietary trading. He later held the position of Chief Operation Officer of International Equity Trading. Mr. Dolan is Series 3, 7 and 63 licensed

Dave Kugler

Managing Director

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Daniel Giancola

Senior Associate

Daniel Giancola is currently a Senior Associate at HWCP covering APAC, Europe, LATAM and MENA regions with a focus on securities-back financing. Structuring over USD 500mm for micro, small and medium-sized publicly listed companies and specializing in cross border transactions providing liquidity to public corporations, concentrated shareholders and accredited investors across multiple sectors and marketplaces.

Before working in the capital markets, Daniel was a financial advisor with a fortune 100 company offering financial solutions to a mix of clients. Holding degrees in Economics and Finance, Daniel also has numerous financial accomplishments including a Series 7 license. Daniel has spent much time abroad and works in regions such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and across Southeast Asia.

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Stefan Banach

Associate

Stefan Banach joined HWCP in 2019 and is an associate with a focus on Special Situation and Structured Products. He is responsible for the design and execution of a variety of financing products that provide custom liquidity solutions for institutional investors, public listed companies, corporate officers and other high net worth individuals throughout Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining HWCP Stefan spent many years in private wealth management offering individual financial planning, pension consulting, estate planning, structured settlement planning, and providing financial education to employees of government agencies and municipalities. Stefan graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Accounting. He spent several years working in the accounting field before transitioning into a career in finance and the capital markets. Stefan worked in several positions as a tax consultant, business consultant, accounting director and CFO for small to medium size companies in the U.S. In his spare time Stefan enjoys nature, photography, traveling, exploring different cuisines around the world, and is an avid cyclist.

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Eric Disbrow

Associate

Eric Disbrow is an associate at High West Capital Partners, where he has focused primarily on Structured Finance. He has extensive experience in securities backed lending as well as structuring innovative financing deals. His recent activities include financing a major confectionery company and hotel group in south east Asia. He has 15 years of successfully completing transactions valued at over $100 million. This would include financial products, real estate, green tech, innovative equipment, renewable energy, and agriculture.

Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Eric focused on developing and Co-founding corporations in multiple industries. During this time, he structured a successful green tech project as well as raised capital for the corporations through private placement memorandums and membership investments. Eric also has successfully completed many real estate transactions. Eric graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is also a United States Marine Veteran and a Licensed Realtor.

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Our Investment Approach

What We Do

High West Capital Partners specializes in providing custom liquidity solutions to institutional investors, mutual funds, family offices and corporate officers and directors. We are able to provide innovative financing structures our competitors simply cannot provide due to our pool of long term capital.

We can structure a financing product in any market throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe. We understand the needs of our customers and pride ourselves on working as a team to make each customer completely happy.

Our Difference

The High West difference is clear, we do what we say we are going to do and we provide customers with clear and easy to understand financing options. Structured financial solutions do not need to be complicated as many of our competitors would have you believe.

We work with our customers to understand their needs and then we execute. Our goal is to have multiyear relationships versus one transaction and done.

Our Mission

Founded on the values of creating long term capital growth solutions for small to middle market clients by managing volatility in the markets to achieve the stable returns required to be a leader in the industry. High West specializes in esoteric capital structures with a diversified investment in private equity, corporate finance and asset backed lending which is lead by a strong management with expertise in the capital markets.

We understand the challenges clients face in the market place. Our investment team specializes in bespoke financing to achieve our clients objectives.

High West By the Numbers

 

The Financial Products Professionals at High West Capital Partners have over 35 years of experience in financial products and markets. All members of the firm are in good standing with various financial regulatory bodies of the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. Additional stats include:

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ESG Principles

 

At HWCP, we believe in pursuing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) principles to provide sustainable capital for clients and society at large.

Our Investing Responsibly standards are focused on two main objectives:

 

    • Integrate ESG criteria in our investment decisions to create long term value for investors and support the development of a sustainable economy as a responsible investor
    • Pursue an ESG engagement policy to create a constructive dialogue with our companies and help them improve