Paul Lattanzio, is a Senior Advisor to and co-founder of A&M Capital Opportunities. Mr. Lattanzio has over 35 years of industry experience and more than 30 years of middle-market private equity experience. Over the course of his career, Mr. Lattanzio has founded, built, and managed several middle-market private equity investment vehicles.
Prior to helping establish AMCO, from April 2010 through January 2015, Mr. Lattanzio was President of Star Avenue Capital, a middle-market private equity firm. Star Avenue was a joint venture between Creative Artist Agency and Irving Place Capital focused on making growth equity investments in branded consumer and retail businesses. From 2003 through 2009, Mr. Lattanzio founded, built, and managed Bear Growth Capital Partners (“BGCP”), an affiliate of Bear Stearns. BGCP managed approximately $375 million of proprietary firm capital across two platforms, primarily focused on investments in middle-market growth equity transactions across a variety of consumer, services, industrial, and healthcare sectors.
Mr. Lattanzio started his career and spent 13 years at Bankers Trust. The early years were focused on various investment banking disciplines including Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Restructuring Advisory. The later and majority of the years at Bankers Trust were spent as a senior partner in BT Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity effort.
Mr. Lattanzio has served on numerous public and private boards of directors. Mr. Lattanzio earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1984.