Our Team

Mistral’s team consists of distinguished investment professionals equipped with a high degree of business acumen to generate, structure, execute, and manage private equity investments. Our combined skill set allows us to navigate complex financial, operational, and legal business challenges to assist our management teams in building world class organizations and industry leaders.

Investment Professionals

Andrew R. Heyer
Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Partner

Mr. Heyer is the Chief Executive Officer and a Managing Director of Mistral Equity Partners. Prior to founding Mistral, Mr. Heyer served as a Founding Managing Partner of Trimaran Capital Partners. Mr. Heyer was formerly a Vice Chairman of CIBC World Markets Corp. and a Co-Head of the CIBC Argosy Merchant Banking Funds. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets Corp. in 1995, Mr. Heyer was a Founder and Managing Director of The Argosy Group L.P. Before Argosy, Mr. Heyer was a Managing Director at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and, previous to that, he worked at Shearson/American Express.

Mr. Heyer currently serves on the Board of Directors of OnSpaWorld Holdings Ltd., Arko Corp., Worldwise and Lovesac. Mr. Heyer also serves as the President and Director of Haymaker Acquisition Corp. III, having served as the President and as a Director of both Haymaker Acquisition Corp. I and II.  He also serves as a Director of Tastemaker Acquisition Corp.

Mr. Heyer received his B.Sc. and M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude. Mr. Heyer currently serves as a Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Christopher Bradley
Managing Director

Mr. Bradley is a Managing Director at Mistral Equity Partners. Prior to joining Mistral, Mr. Bradley was with the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Banc of America Securities, and a Manager in the Strategy Group at Burger King, where he worked on the successful turn-around of that company.  He was also a strategy consultant in the Consumer and Retail Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Bradley has served on the Board of Directors of Lovesac, Jamba Juice, Worldwise, Country Pure Foods, and Creminelli Fine Meats, amongst others.  Mr. Bradley serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Haymaker Acquisition Corp III and Tastemaker Acquisition Corp, having held the CFO position previously at Haymaker Acquisition Corp. I and II.  Mr. Bradley received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his BA from the University of Chicago.

Ryan Pitt
Vice President

Mr. Pitt is a Vice President at Mistral Equity Partners. He also serves as a Vice President at Haymaker Acquisition Corp. III and works alongside AF Acquisition Corp. and Tastemaker Acquisition Corp. Prior to joining Mistral, Mr. Pitt was at Goode Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on consumer and retail investments. Prior to joining Goode, Mr. Pitt worked in the Consumer Products Investment Banking Group at Citi, where he focused on mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and various debt and equity financings.

Mr. Pitt graduated from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

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