Nickel Capital Partners seeks to acquire ONE single business and lead it for the long term
We enable founders to secure their legacy and move on to their next adventure while fulfilling their long-term goals.
We are excited about companies with the following characteristics:
SOLVING A CRITICAL PAIN-POINT
FAST-GROWING END MARKET
HISTORY OF SOLID PERFORMANCE
MULTIPLE AVENUES FOR GROWTH
Mehdi Lazrak is the Managing Partner of Nickel Capital Partners. Prior to founding Nickel, Mehdi was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company where he has primarily supported investors of all sizes through a variety of strategic decisions. He has performed due diligence on many healthcare and life sciences assets, including CROs, SMOs, clinical trial site networks, providers, distributors, SaaS assets as well as other service-oriented companies. He has also led value-creation efforts for PE-owned portfolio companies and advised investors on the sale of assets. In addition to his work with investors, Mehdi has also coached top executives at Fortune 500 companies through digital transformations, development of five-year strategic roadmaps and complex procurement decisions.
Prior to McKinsey, Mehdi spent 5 years at Expedia, a travel e-commerce company, across various functions such as strategy, CX, product management and operations. In his last role at Expedia, Mehdi led customer operations for Orbitz and Travelocity, two Expedia-owned brands and oversaw a $50M P&L. He implemented process changes and worked in tandem with engineers to build products to reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction.
Mehdi holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in Chemical Engineering and Economics, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with specializations in Finance and Strategic Management. While in business school, Mehdi was the recipient of the Chicago Booth Alumni Association Scholarship, and a dean’s list nominee.
Mehdi grew up in Casablanca, Morocco and now lives in NYC. As a proud immigrant who moved to the US at age 18, Mehdi has been grateful for the opportunity to build a professional career in this country where hard work is deeply valued. As much as Mehdi values grit and perseverance, he values humility, integrity, and the importance of giving back even more. Mehdi founded Dinners for Humanity, an initiative that pairs Chicago residents with homeless and other people down on their luck for sit-down dinners at local restaurants. Mehdi’s outlook has been shaped by these experiences and he strives to always lead with integrity and empower others to be successful.
Given Mehdi’s deep-rooted passion for entrepreneurship (all members of his family are business owners) and his desire to have a positive impact and create value for all stakeholders, Mehdi is excited to acquire, run a business and preserve your legacy.
Mindful of all stakeholders (you, your employees, customers, & suppliers, and the community)
Target strong alignment with you & your employees, getting to know your story & future company goals
Full-time committed to your company post-investment. Moving to your company's location
Success linked to only one business/industry, not a diversified portfolio
Emphasis on long-term profitability, employee job stability, & sustainable customer relationships (not tied to a 3-5 year period)
Accountable to the local community and prioritizing job creation