Arctos Sports Partners Announces the Addition of Six New Team Members

August 18, 2020

Firm’s Investment and Operations Team Supplemented with Six Accomplished Professionals

Arctos Sports Partners today announced the addition of six new team members, including four members of the investment team and a senior member of the finance and operations group.  These new additions will be key to Arctos’ growth and responsible for sourcing, transaction evaluation, execution, financial reporting and logistics.

“These talented and experienced professionals bolster our already deep capabilities and bring exceptional investing acumen and knowledge from their experiences at leading investment and financial services firms” said Ian Charles, Arctos Managing Partner.

“We are thrilled to have added to the character and depth of our firm and truly believe these new team members to be invaluable resources as we continue to grow our platform” said Doc O’Connor, Arctos Managing Partner.

Arctos’ newest team members bring with them a wealth of knowledge from prior experiences at prominent firms including Goldman Sachs, HarbourVest, MSD Partners, TPG Global, Fortress, Golub Capital, Morgan Stanley, EnCap Investments and PJT Partners.  New members of the Arctos team include:

  • Alastair Seaman, Director, joins from Goldman Sachs’ Vintage Funds investment team
  • Larissa Wall, Controller, joins from Fortress Group and TPG Global
  • Forrest Richmond, Senior Associate, joins from HarbourVest Partners and BAML
  • Melissa Kelly, Associate, joins from Golub Capital and Morgan Stanley
  • Daniel Lewis, Associate, joins from MSD Partners and PJT Partners
  • Amanda Del Biaggio, Executive Assistant, joins from EnCap Investments

Detailed information about the new members of the Arctos’ team additions can be found below.

About Arctos Sports Partners

Arctos Sports Partners is an investment platform focused on acquiring passive minority stakes in professional sports franchises as well as providing thoughtful liquidity and structured growth capital solutions to sports franchise control owners and governors.  The management team has significant experience and expertise across the media, sports, technology, and alternative asset industries.  Arctos is a U.S.-based firm with offices in New York and Dallas. For more information, visit www.arctospartners.com.

 

Contact

Ian H. Charles, Managing Partner

ian.charles@arctospartners.com

 

David J. O’Connor, Managing Partner

doc.oconnor@arctospartners.com

 

New Additions to the Arctos Sports Partners Team

Alastair Seaman joins Arctos as a Director responsible for the sourcing, evaluation, and management of investments.  Prior to joining Arctos, Mr. Seaman was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he served as a member of the Vintage Funds investment team within Goldman Sachs Asset Management.  While at Goldman, Mr. Seaman executed transactions ranging from direct secondaries and special situations opportunities to more traditional secondary investments.  Prior to joining Goldman, Mr. Seaman was a Senior Associate in the London office of HarbourVest Partners, where he served as a member of the Secondary Investment Group. Mr. Seaman joined HarbourVest from EPIC Private Equity, an independent private equity firm focused on growth, buyout, and special situations investments in UK-based small and medium-sized companies.  Mr. Seaman started his career at SVG Capital, an international private equity investor and fund management business that was listed on the London Stock Exchange prior to the sale of its investment portfolio to HarbourVest. Mr. Seaman received an MA from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from Columbia Business School, graduating with Dean’s Honors and Distinction, and is a CFA Charterholder.

 

Larissa Wall joins Arctos as a Controller responsible for the financial reporting aspects of the firm and its affiliates.  Prior to joining Arctos, Ms. Wall was a Vice President at Fortress Investment Group, a global investment manager.  At Fortress, Ms. Wall managed accounting on a real estate fund and oversaw an accounting team for multiple legacy and new funds. Prior to Fortress, Ms. Wall was the Assistant Corporate Controller at Mount Kellett Capital Management, a multi-strategy investment firm where she was instrumental in transitioning accounting functions to the Texas office as well as modernizing their accounts payable system.  Prior to Mount Kellett, Ms. Wall was a Senior Associate at TPG Global, a leading global private investment firm, and a Senior Audit Associate at Ernst & Young. Ms. Wall graduated from Texas A&M University Mays Business School Professional Program of Accounting, Business Honors with an M.S. in Finance, B.B.A. in Accounting and Minor in Psychology.

 

Forrest Richmond joins Arctos as a Senior Associate responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution. Prior to joining Arctos, Mr. Richmond was a Senior Associate at HarbourVest Partners where he executed transactions and played an integral role in building out the firm’s Technology, Media, and Telecom investing framework. Prior to joining HarbourVest, Mr. Richmond was an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Richmond graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Global Systems and Management.

 

Melissa Kelly joins Arctos as an Associate responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution. Prior to Arctos, Ms. Kelly was an Associate on the direct lending team at Golub Capital, where she underwrote lending and syndicated loan transactions for middle market companies. Prior to Golub, she was an associate at Morgan Stanley in the credit risk group, underwriting leverage finance commitments supporting M&A, LBO, and other specialized transactions. She previously was an intern at Major League Baseball in their Labor Relations function and is also the founder of a real estate platform in northern Florida. She graduated with honors from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations.

 

Daniel Lewis joins Arctos as an Associate responsible for all aspects of transaction evaluation and execution. Prior to joining Arctos, Mr. Lewis was an Associate in the Private Capital Group at MSD Partners, in their New York office. At MSD, Mr. Lewis evaluated leveraged buyout and structured equity investment opportunities alongside senior investment professionals to assess merits and risks of potential investments. Prior to MSD, Mr. Lewis was an analyst with PJT Partners, a global advisory focused investment bank. Mr. Lewis graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia where he received a B.A. in Statistics with a concentration in Econometrics.

 

Amanda Del Biaggio joins Arctos as an Executive Assistant responsible for providing comprehensive logistical and administrative support to both the Investment and Investor Relations Team.  Prior to joining Arctos, Ms. Del Biaggio was an Executive Assistant at EnCap Investments for nine years where she provided direct support to Partners, Directors and other senior management. Prior to EnCap, Ms. Del Biaggio was an Executive Assistant to the Investor Relations team at HM Capital Partners.

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