Chris Hammond Joins Gen Cap America

Chris Hammond has joined Nashville-based private equity firm Gen Cap America as a vice president. He previously was a principal with Calvert Street Capital Partners.


Gen Cap America, Inc., a private equity firm located in Nashville, has named Christopher Hammond as vice president, company officials announced today.

As vice president, Hammond’s responsibilities will include business development, due diligence and the structuring and negotiation of acquisitions for Gen Cap, a leader in the middle market management buyout niche.

“We’re very pleased to have Chris on board,” said Barney Byrd, president of Gen Cap America.  “We continue to strengthen our team with experienced leaders from the industry and look forward to Chris’ involvement in uncovering opportunities and growing our fund’s portfolio.”

Prior to joining Gen Cap America, Hammond was a principal with Calvert Street Capital Partners, a mezzanine fund based in Baltimore, Maryland, focused on investing alongside private equity sponsors in lower middle market buyout transactions.  Prior to Calvert Street Capital Partners, Hammond was in Chicago, Illinois as a vice president in GE Capital’s Commercial Finance Group and, previously, with Heller Financial, Inc. and a CPA with Ernst & Young, LLP.

He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He and his wife, Kate, now live in Nashville with their three children.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Nashville, Gen Cap America is one of the oldest and largest buyout firms located in the Southeast.  In May, Gen Cap completed fundraising of approximately $165 million for its latest buyout fund, Southvest Fund VI.  More information can be found at