PE  Lightyear Capital

     Office Locations:

9 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-328-0555
Fax: 212-328-0516



  • Middle Market



  • Financial Services



    Lightyear Capital is a private equity firm providing buyout and growth capital to companies in the financial services industry. Founded in 2000, Lightyear, through its affiliated funds, has managed approximately $2.5 billion of committed capital. Transaction strategies the firm employs include leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, restructurings and consolidations. Lightyear acts as the primary investor in most of its portfolio companies and its initial target equity investments typically range between $50 million and $150 million. Lightyear Capital has fully invested The Lightyear Fund, L.P. and is currently investing Lightyear Fund II, L.P.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Boris Rapoport Principal
    Chris Casciato Managing Director
    Daniel Freyman Managing Director
    Donald Marron Chairman and Founder
    Ellan Ben-Hayon CFO and CCO


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    Portfolio companies include:

      Advisor Group
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      Alegeus Technologies
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      Antares Holdings
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      Athilon Group
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      Capital Bank
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      Cascade Bancorp
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      Cetera Financial Group
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      Clarion Partners
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      Collegiate Funding Services

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      Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings
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      Kepler Equities
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      NAU County Insurance Company
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      Paradigm Management Services
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      Ridgeworth Investments
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      Therapy Brands
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      Wealth Enhancement Group
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