Aequitas Capital hires Goldman special situations executive

Aequitas Capital has hired former Goldman Sachs executive Thomas Goila as senior managing director of private credit and private equity. Goila was most recently with Goldman, where he worked for the past nine years in the special situations group as a senior investment professional in the specialty lending group.

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Aequitas Capital, an alternative asset management firm focused on private credit and private equity solutions through its specialty finance and asset management divisions, has hired Thomas Goila as Senior Managing Director of Private Credit and Private Equity. In this new position, Mr. Goila is responsible for finding transactions that offer attractive risk-adjusted returns for Aequitas, identifying unique opportunities that will be sourced through numerous channels and funded via Aequitas in partnership with other capital partners and clients.

Mr. Goila was most recently with Goldman Sachs and Co. where he worked for the past nine years in the Special Situations Group as a senior investment professional in the Specialty Lending Group. He specialized in middle-market investments ranging from $20 million to $200 million, focusing on originating, structuring, underwriting, and syndicating debt and equity investments using Goldman Sachs’ balance sheet capital.

Mr. Goila, who reports to Aequitas CEO Robert Jesenik, will be working alongside Jason MacRae, Senior Managing Director of the Specialty Finance Group. Mr. MacRae joined Aequitas earlier this year as part of the Aequitas acquisition of Maple Bay Asset Management, LLC, an investment company specializing in consumer and small business loans, where he was co-founder and CEO.

He will also be working closely with Craig Froude, Managing Principal of Aequitas’ Private Equity practice. Mr. Froude joined Aequitas in 2011 to accelerate growth and development of the company’s Consumer Services business, including CarePayment® and education finance businesses.

“Aequitas has spent years building a reputation for making quality debt and equity investments, and for sourcing and structuring innovative, and sometimes complex, capital solutions. We welcome Tom as the newest member of our team to help us expand our unique origination abilities and to offer these skillfully designed strategies to our clients,” said Mr. Jesenik. “He will play a significant role in serving entrepreneurs who need financial resources to grow and thrive, and continue on their path of innovation.”

Mr. Goila also previously served as an associate for BNP Paribas’ Healthcare Finance Group and as an analyst for First Union Capital Markets Healthcare Finance.

“Aequitas is a successful alternative asset management firm whose quality wealth management platform has attracted new investors who want innovative investment choices beyond the traditional 60/40 stock and bond portfolio mix,” said Mr. Goila. “I know first-hand what makes a good investment, and how to source deals through middle-market companies and investment professionals. I’m thrilled about the opportunity to use my background to help Aequitas expand.”

About Aequitas Capital
Founded in 1993, Aequitas Capital is an alternative investment management company dedicated to innovation, discipline, and excellence. With proven expertise in finance, management, and technology, and a focus on undervalued, high-yielding strategies, Aequitas sources, structures, and implements Private Credit and Private Equity solutions, benefiting the institutions and high-net-worth clients that trust Aequitas as a valuable investment partner.

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