CM Investment Partners LLC (“the Adviser”) is a registered investment adviser which was founded in 2012 to act as an investment adviser to manage private credit funds, with a focus on secured lending. The primary objective of the Adviser is to manage credit funds which generate current income by targeting investment opportunities with favorable risk-adjusted returns.
The Adviser currently serves 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. CM Finance Inc (Nasdaq: CMFN) has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
The Adviser’s investment team is led by Michael Mauer and Chris Jansen. Messrs. Mauer and Jansen are supported by 15 additional investment professionals. The members of the Adviser’s investment team have over 200 combined years of experience structuring customized debt solutions for middle-market companies.
The members of the Adviser’s 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.
The Adviser is owned by Messrs. Mauer and Jansen, funds managed by Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P., and Stifel Venture Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp.