M. Kurt Lentz
Kurt joined New State Capital Partners in 2018, bringing with him 17 years of experience in private equity, principal lending, and investment banking. Kurt has a comprehensive background of transaction experience across a broad range of industries and extensive experience working directly with management teams to drive performance improvement within portfolio companies.
Previously, Kurt was a Principal with Atlantic Street Capital Management, an operationally-oriented lower middle market private equity fund focused on investing in owner and entrepreneur-led businesses. Prior to Atlantic Street, he was a Principal at Sun Capital Partners, an operationally-focused middle market private equity firm that invests in companies that are operationally challenged, experiencing an industry or business transition, undergoing a corporate divestiture, or managing rapid growth. Prior to Sun Capital, Kurt was with American Capital Strategies, a publicly-traded private equity and debt fund. He began his career as a member of CIBC World Markets’ Los Angeles-based Corporate and Leveraged Finance Group, where he focused on financing and advisory assignments for financial sponsors, hotel operators, casino operators, and gaming equipment manufacturers.
Kurt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.