Any Info on Star Mountain Capital?

Anyone heard of these guys? Not to be confused with New Mountain Capital or BlueMountain Capital Management. Nothing found on WSO beyond a short mention , but their team is full of ex-banker MDs, all the way up to John Mack listed as a "senior advisor." Maybe @Frank Quattrone" has an idea of what his old boss is up to?

Anyway from what I can gather they're both a lower MM PE as well as a fund of funds. There is somehow only one associate (marketing/comms) listed on their team online, though there are a few analysts on LinkedIn. I'm curious how they have such a big roster of MDs and advisors with one VP and a couple analysts.

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May 2, 2017

Sorry, no idea about these guys. But then again, I get confused between the names of "mountains" of PE firms.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

May 4, 2017
<span itemprop=name>Frank Quattrone</span>:

I get confused between the names of "mountains" of PE firms.

No kidding. I only made up one of these:

New Mountain Capital
BlueMountain Capital
Cold Mountain Capital
Grey Mountain Partners
Star Mountain Capital
Mountain Capital
Mountain Partners
Red Mountain Capital
Sun Mountain Capital
Sloot Mountin' Equity

...betcha can't guess which one!

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May 4, 2017

http://www.hedgefundnamegenerator.com/
Could have used this and saved some brain power.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

May 4, 2017

I'm sure that suffices for most run-of-the-mill investment professionals, but it just doesn't capture the gravitas and integrity that we stand for here at Sloot Mountin'.

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May 4, 2017
<span itemprop=name>dmw86</span>:

**doesn't capture the gravitas and integrity that we stand for here.**

LOL'ed

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

May 6, 2017

Any actual info though?

May 7, 2017

Lmaoo didn't that guy from Wall Street Warriors start Star Mountain Cap?? Maybe they'll put you on a finance reality TV show

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May 7, 2017

I have interacted with them on a deal. I ended up proceeding with a different firm, but I appreciated my interactions with their team. They weren't the quickest to pick up on the minutia or nuances, but it was admittedly pretty off-model for their strategy.

It's a series of funds, vehicles, SPVs, and guys who in aggregate comprise an umbrella focusing solely on the middle-middle market or lower middle market. They love direct lending, and they've got a lot of institutional knowledge on how to capitalize on government programs like SBIC, BDC, etc.

They invest both out of funds they are the GP of, through co-investment vehicles they can set up (tapping a family office, another fund friendly to the firm, or a bigger institution that would otherwise be too slow or unfamiliar with direct lending but trusts the firm to present smart opportunities), and through funds they have made primary commitments to themselves through their fund-of-funds business.

It's really top-heavy. The sense I got was that each of the senior guys has the ability to go hire an analyst or associate to help with deal work, but ultimately, these aren't incredibly complex deals, so it's a bunch of senior guys tapping their network for easy-bake loan issuance. It's primarily term loans to healthy middle market companies where the sourcing mechanism is a strong relationship between someone on the management team and one of the guys at the fund.

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May 7, 2017
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