Company Overview

GMI Capital is a private capital firm serving the needs of institutions, high net worth individuals, and international families with our investment opportunities in private equity, private credit, real assets, and hedge funds.

We aim to deliver tailor-made financial solutions, unparalleled service, and confidentiality.

Founder & Managing Partner

Managing Director / Chief Compliance Officer

Investor Relations

Investor Relations

Committed to Sustainability

In today’s rapidly evolving landscape, sustainability concerns have become increasingly integral to investment decision-making. At GMI Capital, we recognize the critical importance of investing in a manner that not only generates financial returns but also contributes positively to society and the environment.

We prioritize sustainability in our investment approach, carefully evaluating the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors of potential opportunities. By aligning our investments with sustainable practices and values, we aim to create long-term value for our clients while fostering a more equitable and resilient future for generations to come.

“We combine the agility and autonomy of our infrastructure and investment resources of a large diversified multi-asset manager to deliver alpha for our partners.”

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Otis Ukpai

Otis Ukpai, Founder and Managing Partner of GMI Capital Partners, leads a top private credit firm catering to the global market. With a sharp investment acumen, he has made GMI a trusted name for private credit. Under his guidance, GMI launched a private credit-focused private equity fund with $450 million initial capital. This fund aims to meet the rising demand for private credit solutions, leveraging GMI’s expertise. With over two decades of financial industry experience, Otis excels in private equity, credit investing, and asset management across Africa and Europe. He holds a BSc in Geology and Geophysics, OMP18 from LBS and Strathmore Business School, and Harvard Business School’s Advanced Managers Program, specializing in Alternative Investments. Otis is dedicated to delivering value with integrity and transparency, actively engaging in philanthropic initiatives.

Dr. Garcia

Dr. Ed Garcia (PhD) joined GMI Capital Partners in August of 2023 to serve as Managing Director. As Managing Director, Dr. Garcia is the Head of Strategy and Operations and leads both efforts for GMI.

Prior to GMI, Dr. Garcia served in multiple global leadership roles at companies such as Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Hewlett Packard where he gained expertise over more than 20 years leading strategy and operations impacting clients across industries and regions. His proven business effectiveness and financial performance across industries was recognized and exceeded $1.4 billion of sourced, valuation, and direct structured revenue.

Recognized as a strategic visionary, Dr. Garcia additionally implemented global client alignments at scale, utilizing big data and AI platforms, to capture over $1 billion in annual digital/direct sales revenue. Directing back office operations, his project due diligence eliminated $1.8 million from operational expenditures across Technology & Energy sectors.

Dr. Garcia served as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Project Management Institute – Houston and received industry recognition in Technology, Strategy, and AI. As a mentor, Leadership publisher, and keynote speaker, Dr. Garcia was privileged to speak at Project Management and Big Data analytics events.

Dr. Garcia earned his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration, and PhD in Leadership Studies/Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Bettina Kurz

Bettina Kurz serves as International Investor Relations for GMI Capital Partners. An internationally established and multilingual entrepreneur, Bettina is the owner of Viva Business in Europe, headquartered in Germany, and has principal relations with many investors, family offices, wealthy families, and celebrities.
Originally from the automotive and technology industry, she advises and supports both buyers and sellers across investment ventures, including international wineries and spirit companies. She is active in various business clubs and member of supervisory boards of investment companies.

Anna Kovacs

Anna has served as Investor Relations and Executive Administrative Assistant for GMI Capital Partners since August of 2023. She is responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of GMI by supporting executives and office administration.

With her 10 years of administrative experience, Anna excels in crafting strategic communications, fostering strong relationships, and ensuring accurate reporting and transparency. Furthermore, her continuing financial education provides GMI with valuable insights.

Anthony Bucek

Anthony Bucek is an Associate who has served in various roles since joining GMI Capital Partners in December of 2023. Anthony’s roles have included potential deal sourcing, potential buy-side deal analysis and evaluation, sell-side capital raise analysis, and fund modeling.

Prior to joining GMI Capital, Anthony served as a Venture Associate at Houston Angel Network, an Analyst for the Rice University Endowment’s M.A. Wright Fund, and a rotational Finance/Treasury Intern at Energy Transfer where he rotated through FP&A, treasury, and investor relations roles during the summer of his MBA program.

In May of 2024, Anthony will complete his STEM-designated Master of Business Administration with a Finance Concentration from Rice University where he served as President of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and graduated summa cum laude from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with minors in Spanish and International Business.