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Ben R. Slater

Chief Operating Officer and Partner


| Ben serves as Chief Operating Officer and Partner in Highlander’s private equity practice and is based in Dallas. In this capacity he oversees investment operations and focuses on leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and growth financings across a variety of industries. He is responsible for sourcing and assessing potential investment opportunities, managing the transaction process and working closely with portfolio company management teams. Additionally, Ben also serves as Head of Highlander’s Romania private equity practice based in Bucharest and is a member of the firm’s management and investment committees.


| Ben joined Highlander Partners in 2016. Prior to joining Highlander, Ben was a member of Tipp Hill Capital Management, a hedge fund based in New York. He previously worked at AlpInvest Partners, a global private equity group and a subsidiary of The Carlyle Group. Ben started his career with Banc of America Securities in consumer and retail investment banking.


| M.B.A., with distinction, Columbia Business School (Value Investing Program)
B.S. in Commerce, University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce

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