FI  Goradia Capital

     Office Locations:

16800 Imperial Valley Dr., Suite 499
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: 281-618-1300
Fax: 281-618-1398



  • Middle Market



  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    Goradia Capital is a private chemical industry investment group led by Vijay Goradia that seeks opportunities to enhance the value and assist in the growth of companies in the chemical industry. Goradia is a self-made success story. As an immigrant from India in the 1970s, he had a vision to develop an international chemical trading company. From a start-up, Mr. Goradia grew Vinmar International Ltd. into a prominent global distribution company with over $4 billion in sales and 25 offices worldwide. Mr. Goradia is Chairman of Vinmar International Ltd. and serves on the Board of Lion Copolymer Ltd., Ascend Performance Materials, and other petrochemical manufacturing companies. Goradia Capital combines substantial capital availability with the speed of an entrepreneurial company. With no outside investors or fund constraints, the principals of Goradia Capital can move quickly on transactions and take a long-term value creation perspective. Goradia operates exclusively in the chemical industry and brings decades of experience and relationships to its portfolio companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Gene Kenyon Managing Director
    Inder Sodhi
    Nitin Dalal Vice President
    Rich Furlin Vice President
    Tom Wells Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advanced Polypropylene

      Excel Polymers
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      Geismar Services

      Lion Copolymer

      Vinmar International


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