Matthew ("Matt") R. Colucci serves as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance group, where he focuses on sourcing, structuring, underwriting and executing senior and junior debt investments with private equity clients. He is based in the company's Darien, Connecticut office.
Matt has more than 20 years of experience making debt and equity capital investments in middle market companies. Prior to joining NewStar in 2013, he was a partner with Balance Point Capital, a mezzanine fund focused on the lower middle market. From 2003 until 2009, Matt was a Managing Director, Executive Vice President and Investment Committee member of Patriot Capital Funding, Inc., a publicly traded business development company focused on making debt and equity investments in lower middle market companies. As a founding member of Patriot, he helped lead the business from its initial start-up in 2003, through a successful IPO in 2005, until its ultimate sale in 2009. During his tenure, Patriot invested over $550 million in 45 separate transactions with over 40 different private equity sponsors. Matt led and managed the investment team at Patriot, with responsibility for all new business development, deal execution and portfolio management activities. From 1998 to 2003, he was a Vice President in GE’s Merchant Banking Group (and its predecessor Heller Financial Inc.) where he was responsible for originating, structuring, underwriting, closing and monitoring debt and equity investments in middle market transactions. Prior to Heller, Matt was a Senior Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group of Bayerische Landesbank. He began his career with Aetna Casualty & Surety Company as a bond analyst.
Matt holds a B.S. in Finance from Central Connecticut State University.