Audax Strategic Capital Builds Out Team and Platform

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audax Strategic Capital (ASC), a provider of mid-hold capital solutions that enable private equity sponsors to continue investing in expanding middle market companies, today announced recent additions to its growing team that reflect ongoing momentum since the launch of ASC in December.

Brian Doherty will join ASC as a Vice President based in New York. Brian was previously a Vice President with DWS Private Equity, where he worked with Kumber Husain and Daniel Green, who joined Audax as Managing Directors last year to launch the ASC strategy. Kumber and Daniel were previously Head of Americas and Head of Europe, respectively, at DWS Private Equity.

At DWS, Brian played an integral role in helping to source, construct and monitor the firm’s secondaries investment portfolio. Before DWS, Brian was an investment banker at Jefferies, where he worked in the firm’s Specialty Finance and Market Structure & Technology verticals.

Grant Chryssicas has also joined ASC as an associate in its New York office. Grant was previously a technology and growth equity investment banker at AGC Partners.

Audax Group launched ASC in December to serve as a value-added partner to financial sponsors seeking flexible capital solutions for performing assets. Kumber Husain and Daniel Green were the first to join last year to oversee the platform’s mid-hold strategy, with a focus on supporting portfolio company acquisitions with new capital, leveraging the buy-and-build capabilities of Audax Private Equity. In addition to more traditional mid-hold and follow-on investments, the strategy will opportunistically consider continuation-capital transactions, or single-asset secondaries, when a meaningful component of the investment entails capital for acquisitions.

Unlike more traditional secondaries strategies that invest in the fund stakes of limited partners, ASC is targeting mid-hold assets that have reached an inflection point and require additional funding to pursue M&A or organic-growth initiatives. Investments can take the form of either equity or bespoke structured solutions and the deals are generally premised on a strong alignment with existing sponsors.

“We’re building a team with demonstrable structuring expertise, multi-asset class experience, and a track record delivering customized solutions to GPs and their portfolio companies,” noted Kumber Husain, Managing Director of ASC, based in New York.

“We’re already seeing considerable interest in this strategy from prospective deal partners,” added Daniel Green, Managing Director of ASC, based in London. “The build out of our team represents an exciting development as our vision for ASC begins to take shape.”

About Audax Strategic Capital

Audax Strategic Capital, based in New York and London, is a flexible partner to private equity sponsors, and provides a versatile of mix of mid-hold and follow-on investments, as well as select continuation-capital transactions, or single-asset secondaries, across North America and Europe. ASC’s capital solutions support add-on acquisitions and organic growth initiatives through customized structures that enable PE sponsors continued control and ownership of performing assets while ensuring interests remain aligned in pursuit of future growth.

About Audax Group

Audax Group is a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco and London. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $32 billion in capital across its Private Equity and Private Debt businesses. With more than 360 employees and over 150 investment professionals, the firm is a leading capital partner for North American middle market companies. For more information, visit the Audax Group website: www.audaxgroup.com.

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