Capital Raising Services for Investment Sponsors

I launched Candlewood to provide an alternative to the “industrialized" capital raise offered by some well-known placement agents — for whom I have a great deal of respect. The alternative I offer is:

No other placement agent can say the following: I have partnered with some of the largest LPs in the world, and know the GP-LP relationship from the inside — including inside the private sessions and the advisory committee meetings, and from across the table in countless pitches — and I have also raised capital as a GP so I know the joys and frustrations of the process from your perspective. In fact, Private Equity Real Estate magazine gave me an award when I raised a $370 million fund as a first time GP during the financial crisis. I have raised capital for decades-old firms and for start-ups. I only accept mandates from investment sponsors with whom I would have considered investing – or did invest -- when I was a principal investor at General Motors Pension Fund, Goldman Sachs Private Equity Group, or Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners ($5 billion in equity capital commitments globally). And the investors whom I approach on your behalf all know this, so my calls get answered and my recommendation carries weight.

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If you exceed your own expectations as an investor,
but haven't met them yet as a capital raiser:


Securities transacted through broker-deal affiliate Tangent Capital Partners. FINRA Series 24, 7 and 63.