Middle market private equity firm Altus Capital Partners has added three new staff members to its investment team. Joining the firm are Senior Associate Scott Johnson, Associate Mike Barry, and Assistant Controller Joseph Melo.
“We will continue to invest in resources as we move ahead in investing Altus Capital Partners II and managing our portfolio. These three additions to our staff, at both our Connecticut and Illinois offices, bring additional depth to our investment and support teams,” said Russell Greenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Altus.
Mr. Johnson joined Altus Capital this month. He has over five years of combined private equity and M&A experience, and prior to joining Altus Capital worked for Parthenon Capital Partners and Performance Equity Management. At Performance Equity Management, he completed direct investments and fund investments across a variety of company sizes and industry sectors. Mr. Johnson began his career at Deloitte Consulting, where he focused on M&A transactions within Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations practice. He is a graduate of Boston University and holds an MBA from Dartmouth.
Mr. Barry started his career as an analyst in the Investment Banking Group of BB&T Capital Markets, where he worked on both buy-side and sell-side M&A, leveraged buyout, and equity capital markets transactions across a range of industries. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a dual degree in Corporate Finance and International Business. Mr. Barry will work in the firm’s Lincolnshire, IL office.
Mr. Melo joined Altus Capital in March and has over nine years of accounting, reporting, operations and client service experience in the private equity industry. He was most recently at the Morgan Stanley private equity administration arm, where he was a Fund Controller in New York. He has extensive knowledge of buyout, fund of funds, venture capital and private equity fund accounting and managing all aspects of financial operations. Mr. Melo is a graduate of Berkeley College, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Altus Capital Partners invests in corporate divestitures, management-led buyouts, and privately held or family-owned businesses with manufacturing operations based primarily in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States. Target companies will have at least $5 million of EBITDA and an enterprise value from $30 million to $100 million. The firm is headquartered in Wilton, CT with an additional office in Lincolnshire, IL (www.altuscapitalpartners.com).
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