Fund Supported by Leading Institutional and Strategic Investors Exceeds Targeted Size
New York, NY – February 25, 2015 – New MainStream Capital (“NMS”), a private investment firm specializing in strategic equity investments of lower middle market companies in selected growth industries, announced today that it has successfully completed the final closing for NMS Fund II, LP (“NMS II”) with $252 million of committed capital. Investors in NMS II consist of leading institutional investors, family offices, and public pension funds. NMS II follows the raise of NMS I which closed in December 2010 with $185 million of committed capital and is now substantially harvested.
NMS II will continue the investment strategy NMS has deployed since its inception. The firm will invest in and partner with management teams in growth industries in three broad domestic sectors including business services, healthcare services, and consumer products and services. NMS will continue to provide strategic insight and operational enhancement to outstanding companies to accelerate growth strategies. NMS II completed its first investment in 2014, partnering with management in a recapitalization of ettain group, inc. (“ettain”), a national IT staffing and IT talent solution company. NMS will provide additional capital to support ettain’s future growth through incremental resources, expanded service offerings, and strategic acquisitions.
Kevin Jordan and Martin Chavez, Co-Founders and Managing Partners of NMS, said, “We greatly appreciate the trust and confidence placed in NMS by our NMS II investment partners. The successful fundraising of NMS II was made possible by the invaluable contributions of our partners in NMS I, our Strategic Advisors and Operating Executives, and the outstanding management teams of our portfolio companies. We are very pleased to have met our NMS II objective of partnering with outstanding institutional investors, exceeding our targeted fund size.”
NMS was assisted in the formation of NMS II by Evercore as a placement agent and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP as legal counsel.
About NMS Capital
Founded in 2010, New MainStream Capital is a New York and Dallas-based private investment firm specializing in strategic equity investments and leveraged buyouts of lower middle market companies. The Firm was formed through the spin-out of a group of portfolio companies from the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division. NMS focuses on companies headquartered in the U.S. poised to benefit from sustainable growth trends. NMS invests in healthcare services, consumer products and services, and specialized business services industries. For additional information on NMS, visit the firm’s website at nms-capital.com.