PE  Oaktree Capital Management

     Office Locations:

333 South Grand Ave., 28th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-830-6300
Fax: 213-830-6293

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  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Oaktree Capital Management, LLC was founded in April 1995 by Principals of Trust Company of the West who had directed TCW's high yield bond, convertible value, distressed debt, principal investment and distressed real estate activities. The founders were joined at Oaktree by 90% of their former TCW investment staff, including 100% of the senior investment professionals. Oaktree is comprised of nine Principals and over 900 staff members in Los Angeles, New York, London, Frankfurt, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Stamford, Connecticut. The firm's Private Equity strategy is to invest in companies in which it can obtain control or substantial influence, often (although not necessarily), through the medium of distress. The firm's use of leverage is very limited. In 2001, Oaktree established a new strategy in mezzanine investments with a targeted investment size of $20-$75 million, addressing the need for capital to help finance leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisitions or corporate growth. The firm's GFI Energy Group, which executes the Power Opportunities investment strategy, seeks to make controlling equity investments. Formed in 1995 as GFI Energy Ventures LLC, the team has originated and financed over seventy transactions, deploying over $2 billion of equity capital in the electricity and natural gas sectors.



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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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    Bruce Karsh Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
    David Kirchheimer Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
    Howard Marks Co-Chairman
    Jay Wintrob Chief Executive Officer
    John Frank Vice Chairman


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    Portfolio companies include:

      Assembled Brands
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      Bristol Farms
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      Energy Solutions International
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      Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives
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      Integrated Pipeline Services
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      Nordenia International
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      OpTerra Energy Group
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