New Mountain's private equity funds seek to acquire the highest quality leaders in carefully selected growth industries.
New Mountain Vantage Advisers, LLC ("Vantage") holds non-control positions in the U.S. public equity market.
New Mountain’s credit strategies apply the firm’s “defensive growth” industry approach to the debt portion of the capital structure.
Michael B. Ajouz
Senior Advisor

Michael Ajouz, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2000 where he was a Managing Director leading private equity transactions until 2016. Mr. Ajouz was previously with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. where he was an investment professional in the New York office. Prior to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co, he was an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Goldman Sachs & Co., where he evaluated and executed a number of strategic transactions. From 1995 to 1996, he was an executive at the economic consulting firm, Cornerstone Research.

He received his B.S., summa cum laude, in Economics from The Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Mr. Ajouz serves or has served in the past as a Board Director of Avantor, Apptis, Camber, Deltek, Connextions, Inmar, Intermarine, Oakleaf, National Medical, Surgis, Western Dental and Medical Specialties Distributors.

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