Garth T. Troxell Joins Buffalo-Based Private Equity Firm, Summer Street Capital Partners, LLC as Partner

[11/15/2013] Garth T. Troxell Joins Summer Street Capital Partners, LLC as Partner

BUFFALO, NY, November 15, 2013 –Summer Street Capital Partners (, a Buffalo, New York-based private equity fund, is pleased to announce that Garth T. Troxell has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Troxell will be actively engaged in all aspects of Summer Street's investment activities and portfolio management, and will lead Summer Street’s Investor Relations efforts.


Mr. Troxell has a diverse experience base spanning consulting, private equity, and investment banking. Prior to joining Summer Street, Garth served as a consultant to investment banking and private equity clients. From 2002 to 2012, he was with Altius Associates, most recently as a Partner and Executive Director. Altius is a global private equity consulting and fund of funds firm, advising large institutional investors on private equity investments. While at Altius, Garth led or assisted on client LP commitments totaling over $10.0 billion to buyout and growth equity funds based in the US and Europe, and also led a number of successful co-investment and secondaries transactions.


“Serving as an advisor to institutional investors committing capital to private equity firms, Garth has a keen sense of what LP’s need in a private equity partnership,” commented Managing Partner, Mike McQueeney. “Garth will offer unique insight on developing current and new investor relationships, and will help us refine our investor communications and reporting processes.”


Mr. Troxell also has significant Investment Banking experience, having started his career at Harris Williams & Co., a mid-market M&A firm, and he was a co-founder of Cobblestone Advisors, a small deal focused subsidiary of Harris Williams. Garth earned a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a concentration in Finance, and also Majored in Economics in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.


“Garth is a natural fit to our organization, and the Summer Street team is thrilled to welcome him to the firm,” commented Managing Partner, Brian D’Amico. “His knowledge and experience has already begun to add tremendous value to our organization and portfolio.”


"I have known the firm for quite a while, and strongly believe the Summer Street blend of investment acumen, dedicated sourcing professionals, and experienced operating partners is unique to the lower middle-market, ” commented Mr. Troxell. “I’m excited to join and contribute to the team – it is a group of both thoughtful investors, and genuinely good people.”



Summer Street Capital Partners LLC, founded in 1999, is a Buffalo, NY-based private equity fund manager with over $450 million of committed capital focused on investing in lower middle-market companies. The firm invests alongside talented managers, bringing capital and resources to support acquisitions and aggressive growth strategies. Summer Street’s investors include leading pension funds, insurance companies, and banking institutions. Summer Street’s investments support management buy-outs, family transitions, corporate divestitures, growth financings, and recapitalizations. The investment team is complemented by a team of experienced operating partners who are integrally involved in assisting portfolio companies. Visit for additional information.

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