Fundamental Partners ("FP"), our private equity vehicles, are focused on investing in distressed and special situation opportunities within the municipal markets. The strategies seek long-term capital appreciation and current income through control-oriented investments, which are generally collateralized by an underlying asset or business.
These assets are often mismanaged and undercapitalized; however they generally provide essential services to a community: healthcare, student housing, affordable housing, hospitality and infrastructure/energy. Working alongside best-in-class operating partners who are leaders in these sectors, we improve, rehabilitate and reposition the underlying real assets and businesses.
Co-founders Laurence Gottlieb and Dana Fusaris have been working together as partners or industry colleagues for over a decade. Mr. Gottlieb previously co-led Citigroup's Municipal Distressed & Special Situations proprietary investment team and Ms. Fusaris previously led Madison Capital Management's distressed and defaulted municipal bond efforts.