New Mountain's private equity strategy seeks 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 strategy applies the firm’s “defensive growth” industry approach to the debt portion of the capital structure.
Raj J. Alva
Senior Advisor

Raj Alva, Senior Advisor, joined New Mountain in 2016. Mr. Alva currently serves as CEO of Avtar Investments LLC, a private family office investment entity. Mr. Alva has spent over 25 years in Investing and M&A across a variety of industries. Prior to joining New Mountain, Mr. Alva worked with several family offices looking at investment opportunities in a broad range of industries from the environmental services sector to healthcare. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Alva was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. He was the Head of Financial Sponsors Mergers & Acquisitions and prior to that role, he was the Head of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions for the firm. Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2010, Mr. Alva was a Partner at Lazard where he spent more than 15 years doing financial advisory, restructuring and M&A work across various industries. Prior to his time at Lazard and graduate school, he worked in Mergers & Acquisitions at Kidder Peabody.

Mr. Alva has an undergraduate degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.