New Mountain's private equity strategy seeks 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 strategy applies the firm’s “defensive growth” industry approach to the debt portion of the capital structure.
Private Equity
New Mountain’s private equity strategy seeks to acquire the highest quality leaders in carefully selected "defensive growth" industries, and then to build those businesses. The firm generally seeks to acquire seven companies each year, typically in the $100 million to $1 billion enterprise value range, and generally invests $100 million to $500 million per transaction.

New Mountain’s past and present portfolio companies are described on this website and are generally characterized by:

  • Market leadership in sustainable and noncyclical growth niches
  • High barriers to competitive entry
  • Strong downside protection in all reasonable worst-case scenarios
  • The opportunity for substantial value creation due to rapid growth or to special factors existing at the time of the investment

New Mountain emphasizes growth and business building, rather than excessive risk and debt, as the best path to private equity returns. The firm generally uses debt moderately (and in some cases, has used no debt at all) and New Mountain has never had a private equity portfolio company bankruptcy or missed an interest payment. We have consistently identified industries top down and proactively before an auction process began.

Once an investment is made, New Mountain works to help management add value to these companies, in order to create much larger and more profitable "new mountains" in their own industries.

Chief executives of New Mountain portfolio companies have been strong references for our Firm, and the variety of ways that New Mountain has helped management teams add value include:

  • Providing growth capital
  • Increasing management ownership
  • Developing and supporting new growth strategies
  • Seeking out, supporting and executing add-on acquisitions
  • Recruiting high quality board members
  • Strengthening management teams
  • Supporting technology and infrastructure upgrades
  • Supporting increased research and development
  • Making high level sales contacts on the company's behalf
  • Establishing strong financial Wall Street coverage and support
  • Establishing improved financial systems and controls

Since inception, New Mountain Capital has raised over $17.0 billion of committed capital across five private equity funds. We are currently investing capital committed to our fifth fund, New Mountain Partners V. 

Pursuant to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law of Japan, a person who has submitted a notification regarding Specially Permitted Businesses for Qualified Institutional Investors, etc. is required to make available to the public certain information.  Information on the following entities can be obtained upon request:

New Mountain Investments V, L.L.C. and New Mountain Investments VI, L.L.C.

If you would like to obtain such information, please send an email to [email protected].

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