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.
Team
Michael Cate
Chief Executive Officer

Mike Cate joined DFSI in 2012 as Chief Executive Office and member of the Board of Directors.  Prior to joining DFSI, Mr. Cate accumulated 14 years of executive leadership experience in the office products and printing industries with Corporate Express and Staples, Inc., including serving as Vice President and General Manager of Staples Print Solutions.  In addition, Mr. Cate served as COO of Global DocuGraphix, a privately owned company with private equity ownership.  Mr. Cate began his management career with PepsiCo. Progressing from Operations Manager to Division President within PepsiCo’s food service distribution division.  Mr. Cate graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and received his MBA from Wake Forest University.

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