New Mountain's private equity funds seek to acquire the highest quality leaders in carefully selected growth industries.
New Mountain Vantage Advisers, LLC ("Vantage") holds non-control positions in the U.S. public equity market.
New Mountain’s credit strategies apply the firm’s “defensive growth” industry approach to the debt portion of the capital structure.
Michael B. Ajouz
Senior Advisor

Michael B. Ajouz, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2000. He was previously associated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. ("KKR") from 1998 to 2000, where he conducted extensive analytical evaluations in over 20 industries. From 1996 to 1998, he was in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance Departments of Goldman, where he evaluated and executed a number of strategic transactions. From 1995 to 1996, he was an executive at the economic consulting firm, Cornerstone Research.

He received his B.S., summa cum laude, in Economics with a concentration in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Mr. Ajouz serves or has served in the past as a Board Director of Avantor, Apptis, Camber, Deltek, Connextions, Inmar, Intermarine, Oakleaf, National Medical, Surgis, Western Dental and Medical Specialties Distributors.

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