Leading Asset Manager

The Firm has a 20+ year investment track record across multiple vehicles & strategies that have produced consistent risk-adjusted returns in various market cycles.

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Leading Asset Manager

Black Diamond’s team of seasoned investment professionals has led restructurings (bankruptcies) and business turnarounds over a wide range of industries.

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Leading Asset Manager

The Firm’s investment approach prioritizes the alignment of Black Diamond with its investors and management teams by investing a substantial amount of its own capital in its funds. On a combined basis Black Diamond is the largest investor in its managed funds.

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Leading Asset Manager

The Firm uses its industry knowledge and investment flexibility to develop strategies tailored for specific situations and opportunities.

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Performance Driven

Proactive Leadership

Capital Alignment

Strategic Thinking

The Firm

20+

successful years

$8bn

aum

90+

employees
worldwide

4

complementary
platforms

Black Diamond is a privately held alternative asset management firm specializing in high yield credit, stressed and distressed credit, restructurings and business turnarounds.

Black Diamond has 90+ employees, including 30+ investment professionals, servicing all of its platforms from its 3 offices globally.

Greenwich, CT

Lake Forest, IL

London

St. Thomas

FOUNDED IN 1995 BY STEPHEN H. DECKOFF, THE FIRM MANAGES OVER $8 BILLION IN PERFORMING CREDIT, STRESSED AND DISTRESSED CREDIT AND PRIVATE EQUITY ACROSS FOUR INTEGRATED PLATFORMS: COLLATERALIZED LOAN OBLIGATIONS, NON-CONTROL DISTRESSED FUNDS, HEDGE FUNDS AND CONTROL DISTRESSED PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS.

For 20+ years and through multiple market cycles, Black Diamond’s investment professionals have produced consistent risk-adjusted returns to investors using our core investment approach.

Black Diamond tactically applies its disciplined investment process along with its expertise to identify opportunities that offer structural protection and a risk return profile consistent with its strategic mandates.

Black Diamond maintains a fundamental approach by applying bottoms up investment analysis designed to ensure that Black Diamond navigates the risks associated not only with individual investments but also the broader market. Black Diamond continuously monitors the investments, opportunities and markets to manage the portfolio risks.

BLACK DIAMOND BELIEVES ITS PLATFORM PROVIDES A DISTINCT COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE WHEN SOURCING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES DUE TO THE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE GARNERED BY TRACKING, ANALYZING AND INVESTING IN SECURITIES IN A WIDE ARRAY OF COMPANIES AND INDUSTRIES FOR 20+ YEARS.

 

Strategies & Platforms

Performing Credit
Distressed
Credit
Private Equity
Structured Products

Performing Credit

  • Syndicated Bank Loans
  • High Yield Bonds
  • Lease Financing
  • Commercial Real Estate Financings
  • Credit Derivatives

Private Equity

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Turnarounds
  • Carve Out Transactions
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Strategic Partnering
  • Management Buyouts

Structured Products

  • CLO Debt
  • CLO Equity
  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Credit Derivatives

Distressed Credit

  • DIP Facilities
  • Out-of-Court Restructuring
  • Article 9 Transactions
  • Chapter 7
  • Plans of Reorganization
  • 363 Sales
  • Rescue / Exit Financing
  • Litigation Claims
Performing Credits
  • Syndicated Bank Loans
  • High Yield Bonds
  • Lease Financing
  • Commercial Real Estate Financings
  • Credit Derivatives
  • New Issue
Distressed Credits
  • DIP Facilities
  • Out-of-Court Restructuring
  • Article 9 Transactions
  • Chapter 7
  • Plans of Reorganization
  • 363 Sales
  • Rescue / Exit Financing
  • Litigation Claims
Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Turnarounds
  • Carve Out Transactions
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Strategic Partnering
  • Management Buyouts
Structured Products
  • CLO Debt
  • CLO Equity
  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Credit Derivatives
HEDGE FUND
CONTROL
NON-CONTROL
CLO

Hedge Fund

Black Diamond’s hedge fund platform focuses on: (i) high yielding senior performing debt that is well-structured, collateralized and spread across multiple markets, (ii) structured products backed by various types of collateral, (iii) opportunistic stressed and distressed debt instruments and post reorganization equities and (iv) other credit-oriented opportunities and special situations that offer superior yields and/or value oriented opportunities commensurate with the accepted risk.

Control

Black Diamond’s control private equity platform executes a strategy with a focus on gaining control of sector leading middle market companies through the purchase and subsequent restructuring of senior secured debt securities, as well as selective non-debt related equity investments and acquisitions.

Non-Control

Black Diamond's non-control platform invests strategically in stressed and distressed situations. Our goal is to create exceptional returns investing in high yielding bonds, leveraged loans and reorganized equities of companies that are undergoing or have undergone restructurings.

CLO

Black Diamond’s Collateralized Loan Obligation (“CLO”) platform executes a strategy that invests primarily in a diversified pool of broadly syndicated performing senior secured loans.  Black Diamond was one of the earliest participants in the market, launching its first CLO in 1998.

Hedge Fund

Black Diamond’s hedge fund platform focuses on: (i) high yielding senior performing debt that is well-structured, collateralized and spread across multiple markets, (ii) structured products backed by various types of collateral, (iii) opportunistic stressed and distressed debt instruments and post reorganization equities and (iv) other credit-oriented opportunities and special situations that offer superior yields and/or value oriented opportunities commensurate with the accepted risk..

Control

Black Diamond’s private equity platform executes a control distressed strategy with a focus on gaining control of sector leading middle market companies through the purchase and subsequent restructuring of senior secured debt securities as well as selective non-debt related equity investments and acquisitions.

Target Company Characteristics:

  • Market leader
  • $100 - $500mm senior secured debt
  • $20 - $100mm normalized EBITDA
  • $100mm - $1bn pre-distress total enterprise value
  • High barriers to entry
  • Tangible assets
Non-Control

Black Diamond's non-control platform invests strategically in stressed and distressed situations. Our goal is to create exceptional returns investing in high yielding bonds, leveraged loans and reorganized equities of companies that are undergoing or have undergone restructurings.

CLO

Black Diamond’s Collateralized Loan Obligation (“CLO”) platform executes a strategy that invests primarily in a diversified pool of broadly syndicated performing senior secured loans.  Black Diamond was one of the earliest participants in the market, launching its first CLO in 1998.

Portfolio

Credit

Private Equity
(Past and Present
Portfolio Companies)

Investments

Companies

5,000+

credits
on record

300+

Us Credits
Currently held

800+

underwritten
deals per year

100+

european credits
currently held
Industries
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Air Transport
  • automotive
  • beverage and tobacco
  • broadcast radio and television
  • Brokers-Dealers-investment houses
  • building and development
  • building materials
  • business equipment & services
  • Cable television
  • chemical-plastics
  • clothing-textiles
  • Conglomerates
  • Container and Glass Products
  • Cosmetics-Toiletries
  • Drugs
  • Ecological Services and Equipment
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Equipment Leasing
  • Farming- Agriculture
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • Food Products
  • Food Service
  • Food-Drug Retailers
  • Forest Products
  • Healthcare
  • Home Furnishings
  • Hotels-Motels-Inns-Casinos
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Insurance
  • Leisure
  • Mining
  • Non-ferrous Metal-Minerals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Publishing
  • Steel
  • Retailer (non-food
    and drug)
  • Security Alarms
  • Shipping
  • Surface transport
  • Telecom-Cellular
    Communications
  • Utilities

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The Team

Mounir Nahas

Principal & COO
Mr. Nahas is a Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Black Diamond and is responsible for the Finance Group, Treasury Group and Information Systems Group of the Firm. He is responsible for overseeing product structuring, debt financing and capital markets activities for BDCM and its affiliates. Mr. Nahas joined BDCM from JP Morgan Partners, where he led a 20 person department responsible for overall product and investment structuring, tax and accounting functions. Prior to this, Mr. Nahas served as Managing Director of the Beacon Group, a private equity and mergers and acquisitions firm. He joined Beacon from Arthur Andersen, L.L.P., where he was responsible for the audit processes for regulated investment companies. Mr. Nahas received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and his M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley College.

Stephen Deckoff

Founder & Managing Principal
Mr. Deckoff is the Managing Principal of Black Diamond and is responsible for all portfolio management and business operations. Mr. Deckoff has held or is currently on the board of a number of Black Diamond portfolio companies, including ION Media, Werner Ladder, Bayou Steel, SmarteCarte, SunWorld and PTC Alliance, amongst others. Prior to the founding of Black Diamond in 1995, Mr. Deckoff was a Senior Vice President of Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc. At Kidder, Mr. Deckoff was head of the Structured Finance Group. Under Mr. Deckoff’s direction, the group was responsible for new issue origination, transaction structuring and trading for all non-first mortgage-related assets. Prior to joining Kidder, Mr. Deckoff was a Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. where his responsibilities included all phases of transaction development and group management. Before joining Bear Stearns, Mr. Deckoff worked in the Structured Finance Department of Chemical Securities, Inc. and the Fixed Income Research Department at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Deckoff has a B.S. in Operations Research from the Engineering School at Cornell University.

Leslie Meier

Principal
Mr. Meier is a Principal at Black Diamond and is responsible for the firm’s stressed and distressed debt trading activities for all of its investment platforms. Prior to joining Black Diamond, Mr. Meier was a First Vice President in the Special Situations Group of Sanwa Business Credit Corporation (“Sanwa”). As the manager of the Special Situations Group, Mr. Meier was responsible for originating and managing Sanwa’s portfolio of investments in secured, unsecured and/or subordinated debt of financially distressed companies. Prior to co-founding the Special Situations Group in 1994, Mr. Meier was a Vice President/Team Leader in the Asset Management Group at Sanwa where he managed a portfolio of distressed senior and subordinated debt and was actively involved in a number of bankruptcies and workouts. Prior to 1991, Mr. Meier was in the Corporate Finance Group at Sanwa where he was responsible for originating, structuring, and underwriting highly-structured financings, including leverage acquisitions, non-recourse project financings and tax-oriented leases. Mr. Meier received his B.S. in Finance at the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. in Finance from Indiana University.

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