Z Capital promotes Kane to general counsel and chief compliance officer

Z Capital Group has promoted Matthew D. Kane to general counsel and chief compliance officer. His appointment became effective immediately. Kane joined Z Capital as deputy general counsel in 2014.


New York, January 14, 2019 – Z Capital Group, L.L.C. (“Z Capital”), a leading alternative asset manager of opportunistic, value-oriented private equity and credit funds, today announced the promotion of Matthew D. Kane to General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Kane has also been appointed to Z Capital’s Management Committee.
Mr. Kane joined Z Capital as Deputy General Counsel in 2014 and has nearly two decades of legal experience. He is responsible for providing legal advice on value-oriented private equity transactions in due diligence, legal oversight of portfolio companies, mergers & acquisitions, and litigation.

Prior to joining Z Capital, Mr. Kane was with Storch Amini PC, a litigation boutique in New York, where he advised clients in complex commercial disputes arising in the financial services industry. Mr. Kane began his career with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York, where he advised clients in various types of civil matters, including complex commercial, regulatory and corporate investigations and white-collar defense.

“Matt’s knowledge of Z Capital, breadth of relevant legal experience and record of accomplishments in our industry, coupled with his proven leadership, make him the ideal candidate to manage our legal strategies and lead our legal and compliance teams,” said James Zenni, Chief Executive Officer of Z Capital Group. “Matt has been a valued and trusted counselor since joining the firm nearly five years ago, and prior to that, in his role as outside counsel to the firm. I look forward to the continued benefit of his strategic advice to support Z Capital’s current and long-term growth objectives.”

“I am pleased to join the executive team at Z Capital with whom I have had the opportunity to work closely for over nearly a decade,” said Mr. Kane. “I am excited to take on this new role and continue leveraging my legal and compliance knowledge to further Z Capital’s success for our investors.”
Mr. Kane holds a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the Duke University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree with honors from Hamilton College. His biography is available on Z Capital’s website.

About Z Capital Group
Z Capital is a privately held alternative asset management firm having over $2.3 billion of regulatory assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Z Capital manages both opportunistic, value-oriented private equity, and credit funds.
Z Capital’s investors are some of the largest and most sophisticated global institutional investors including public and corporate pension funds, university endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, central banks, and insurance companies.

The Z Capital investment strategies and private equity portfolio companies are described at www.zcapgroup.net.