Private Investments

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENTS

Our principal investment strategy is to  invest in companies in which we obtain control or substantial influence. We are flexible and  opportunistic in our approach, benefiting from unique access to deal flow. We make investments of $1 to $35 million, at all levels of the capital structure. 

DISTRESSED DEBT

Our team has a record of successfully investing in financially distressed companies. Our approach manages risk  by buying claims on assets at a significant discount to value and  achieves substantial gains by returning companies to financial viability through the restructuring process. Investments are primarily senior and  secured debt of operationally sound companies which are leveraged too  highly and thus become financially distressed. We generally take an  active role in the restructuring of both the company's balance sheet and  operations. 

LEVERAGED TRANSACTIONS

We provide capital for traditional management buyouts and recapitalizations of mature companies that have  substantial cash flow and sound, sustainable business fundamentals. 

SPECIAL SITUATIONS FINANCING

We provide capital for publicly-traded  companies to facilitate financial restructurings as well as other unique  investment situations. Special Situation financing can come in the form of Debtor-In-Possession loans, Bridge Facilities or other short-term  instruments. 

VENTURE CAPITAL

We provide equity capital used to fund  growth requirements or used to facilitate strategic acquisitions in more  established companies. Our partners are experienced venture capitalists  who began their careers as entrepreneurs, learning how to build successful companies from the ground up. We've turned that experience  into a successful venture capital practice.