Office Locations:

1950 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-321-4910
Fax: 650-321-4911



  • Late
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet



    Formerly knows as Huntsman Gay Global Capital, HGGC, is a $1.1 billion private equity fund focusing on leveraged buyout, recapitalizations and growth equity transactions in the middle market. The firm is industry agnostic and has a history of investing in the following sectors: Aerospace and Defense, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer Products, Electronics, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, IT Services, Manufacturing, Media, Multi-level Marketing, Oil & Gas, Retail, and Software. Huntsman Gay Global Capital typically invests $25 - $100 million in equity per transaction and seeks companies with $75 - $1 billion in revenues and $20 - $75 million EBITDA or cash flow. The firm primarily invests in North America, but will consider international opportunities.



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    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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    Bob Gay Co-Founder & Executive Director
    Farouk J. Hussein Principal
    Gary Crittenden Managing Director & Chairman
    Gregory M. Benson Managing Partner and Co-Founder
    Harv N. Barenz Business Development Officer


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