Jaime Bergel Managing Director, Head of Madrid Office

StrategyPrivate Equity


EducationB.S., University of Texas
M.B.A., Northwestern University

Prior ExperienceGala Capital
Merrill Lynch
Goldman Sachs

Prior to joining H.I.G., Jaime was the Founder and Chairman of Gala Capital, a private equity firm named as a "top three Private Equity house in Spain" by Private Equity Investor Magazine.

Prior to founding Gala Capital in 2004, Jaime was Country Chairman of Merrill Lynch for Spain and Portugal and headed the largest investment banking operation and broker-dealer in the Iberian Peninsula with over 300 professionals. Before Merrill Lynch, he was a Managing Director in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs. Jaime has served on several Boards of public and non-public companies, including the Madrid Stock Exchange, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited.

Jaime received an M.B.A from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas.