History

Graycliff Partners is an independent investment firm focusing on middle market private equity and mezzanine investments in the United States and middle market private equity investments in Latin America. In December of 2011, the former HSBC Capital team spun out to form Graycliff. The core Graycliff team has been working together for approximately two decades, first operating as Midland Montagu Private Equity and then as HSBC Capital. Headquartered in New York city, the firm’s predecessor opened an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2009 to take advantage of expanding opportunities in the Latin American markets.

The Graycliff name is inspired by the image of a promontory, a point of transition and dramatic meeting of land and sea. An enduring landmark and a familiar point of reference to embark on and return from a journey, the location also provides a vantage point for a far-reaching and strategic perspective.