CM Investment Partners LLC (“the Adviser” or “CMIP”) was formed to act as the external investment adviser to CM Finance Inc., a specialty finance company that invests primarily in the debt of U.S. middle‐market companies that has elected to be regulated as a business development company. (Nasdaq: CMFN)
CM Finance Inc. was originally formed on February 15, 2012 as CM Finance LLC, a Maryland limited liability company, and commenced operations in March 2012 with an initial capital commitment of $50.0 million from funds managed by Cyrus Capital.
The CM Investment Partners investment team is led by Michael Mauer and Chris Jansen. Messrs. Mauer and Jansen are supported by 16 additional investment professionals. The members of the investment team have over 200 combined years of experience structuring customized debt solutions for middle‐market companies.
CMIP is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, conducting industry research, performing diligence on potential investments, structuring investments and monitoring portfolio companies on an ongoing basis.
The members of the investment team have extensive networks for sourcing investment opportunities through direct corporate relationships and relationships with private equity firms, investment banks, restructuring advisors, law firms, boutique advisory firms and distressed/specialty lenders. The members of the investment team also have extensive experience across various industries, including aviation, cable, defense, healthcare, media, mining, oil and gas, power, retail, telecommunications, trucking and asset‐backed special situations.
CM Investment Partners is owned by Messrs. Mauer and Jansen, funds of Cyrus Capital (“Cyrus”), and Stifel Venture Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp (“Stifel”).