Paul J. Horton serves as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance group, where he focuses on originating, structuring, underwriting and executing senior and junior debt investments with private equity clients. He is based in the Company's Darien, Connecticut office.
Paul has over 25 years of experience making debt and passive equity investments in middle market companies controlled by private equity sponsors. He joined NewStar in 2015 and was previously a Partner with Arrowhead Mezzanine, a $500 million mezzanine fund focused on middle market companies. Prior to Arrowhead, Paul was a Managing Director at RBS Securities where he most recently led a restructuring team handling $15 billion of distressed credit. Prior to that role, he was a founding member of RBS’ U.S. leveraged finance business where he was responsible for originating over $6 billion of senior debt and investing $225 million in junior capital. His earlier career also included both senior originating and restructuring roles at Heller Financial and Gleacher NatWest/National Westminster Bank.
Paul holds a B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business