Richard M. Starke

Managing Partner

Banyan Investment Partners

Joined: 2001

Office Phone:

(305) 755-0378

Direct Phone:

(305) 755 0374

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Richard has management responsibility for a number of portfolio investments and is involved in all aspects of fund management, due diligence and origination. His responsibilities include the origination, underwriting and structuring of a number of portfolio investments. Proceeds from these investments are largely used to finance mergers and acquisitions, provide growth capital or fund general corporate purposes. The underwriting process included in-depth due diligence, risk assessment, financing alternatives, market research and legal documentation. As part of the on-going monitoring of these portfolio company investments, Richard is an active board member at a number of companies and provides each company’s management team with constructive feedback regarding short and long-term strategies, capital requirements, optimal financing structures and strategic alternatives. In addition to his underwriting, structuring and monitoring duties while working for Bank of America, NationsBank and Shawmut, Richard gained substantial work-out experience having negotiated over 15 complex loan restructurings with borrowers in the radio broadcasting, outdoor advertising, publishing, hospitality services, retailing, security monitoring, and waste management industries as well as troubled roll-up strategies. In conjunction with the majority of these troubled debt restructures, the banks received a combination of warrants and cash exit fees generating significant income following the orderly liquidation of these loans. Richard received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Finance and Marketing from The E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at The University of Richmond.


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