HCI Equity Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm, has added Justin Boyles as an associate within the firm’s investment team.

In his new role, Boyles will be responsible for evaluating, analyzing and monitoring investments made by the firm. Previously, Boyles served as an investment banking analyst at Fidus Partners, where he led middle-market mergers and acquisitions transactions for industrial manufacturing companies. He began his career at Grant Thornton in the strategy and transactions group, also focusing on middle-market transactions.

“We are very pleased to welcome Justin to our investment team,” comments Doug McCormick, managing partner at HCI. “HCI takes pride in building great teams inside the firm and at our portfolio companies, and Justin’s financial and transaction expertise will be a great addition to our talented team.”