Star Mountain’s proprietary “Collaborative Ecosystem” differentiates its platform. Star Mountain participates in the lower middle-market through its three-channel approach of:
- Making direct credit-focused investments in mainly U.S. lower middle-market businesses
- Investing as a strategic limited partner in niche credit-oriented fund managers focused primarily on U.S. lower middle-market businesses, often with preferred economics so Star Mountain investors do not pay traditional fund-of-fund layered management fees and receive additional protective rights
- Purchasing limited partnership interests from other investors, in smaller private funds generally focused on U.S. lower middle-market businesses, including SBIC funds
Star Mountain believes that the three-channel approach provides it with competitive advantages in knowledge and relationships to assist with sourcing, underwriting and managing investments.
Star Mountain also benefits from:
- A national origination platform with local investment professional presence in 20 U.S. cities to directly source deals
- Specialized industry expertise across most verticals
- Network of over 25 strategically aligned Senior Advisors and Operating Partners who provide expertise with regard to specific investments/industries and with regard to best practices in operations, technology, human capital management, and other topics
- Ongoing operational support and relationships to assist business owners and fund managers with strategic initiatives, capital raising, risk management and other major business decisions
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