Nov 12, 2021
As an entrepreneur and business owner, I am often asked to invest in a product or service for a stake in the company. It’s hard to decipher what may be a good investment or a bad one. Everyone is always looking for the next best thing to be a part of so how do investors find opportunities that will suit them well? And in turn, how can private business owners increase their valuations and grow their businesses? What are the key investment strategies for business owners today?
In this episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary speaks with Brett Hickey, Founder and CEO of Star Mountain Capital– a multi-billion dollar specialized private investment firm, making loans, private equity investments, and secondary fund purchases across its Collaborative Ecosystem® in the lower middle-market. Brett sheds light on what investment strategies business owners need to know and understand. He also tells listeners more about his unique background, his firm, and the services they provide.
Brett has over 20 years of private investing and investment banking experience. He has completed over 125 private equity, private credit, and secondary fund investments.
He is the Founder & CEO of Star Mountain Capital, LLC, a multi-billion dollar specialized private investment firm, making loans, private equity investments, and secondary fund purchases across its Collaborative Ecosystem® in the lower middle-market. Driven by culture and stakeholder alignment, Star Mountain has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Crain’s and Pensions & Investments in both 2020 and 2019.
Previously worked as an Investment Banker at Citigroup Global Markets in New York City (formerly known as Salomon Smith Barney) where he completed over $24 billion in transactions for financial institutions.
Graduated with Distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and Accounting. An alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Owner, President / Manager executive training and management program.
Board positions include Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Help for Children, YMCA of Greenwich, and Star Mountain Charitable Foundation, focused on job creation (including for veterans, women, and athletes), economic development, and health & wellness. Member of YPO and former Canadian national gold medalist in speed skating.
Star Mountain Capital is a $2 billion AUM specialized private investment firm focused on investing exclusively within the U.S. lower middle-market through two complementary investment strategies: (i) direct debt and equity investing and (ii) secondaries (acquiring LP interests and direct assets). For more information about Star Mountain Capital visit www.starmountaincapital.com.