How to Raise Money from Private Equity | Brett Hickey | Show 62

by | May 3, 2022 | Private Equity

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How to Raise Money from Private Equity | Brett Hickey | Show 62

by Dave Lorenzo

How to Raise Money from Private Equity

On this episode of the Inside BS Show, Dave Lorenzo speaks with Brett Hickey, the founder and CEO of Star Mountain Capital. In this wide ranging discussion, they cover everything an entrepreneur needs to know about raising money from a private equity firm.


00:00  – How to Raise Money from Private Equity
01:05  – Brett Hickey as an Olympic Speed Skater
03:03  – What is a Top Athlete’s Training Regimen?
06:35  – How does Brett Apply his Athletic Training and knowledge to business?
13:25  – How has Brett’s goal to be the best influenced his performance in business?
19:27  – What does Star Mountain Capital do?
22:28  – What inspired the formation of Star Mountain Capital? 
30:45  – How do you identify companies that are a good fit for you?
32:35  – How does Brett evaluate risk?
35:47  – How can a business owner partner with a specialized asset management firm?

Brett Hickey Founder & CEO Start Mountain Capital (212) 810-9044

About Brett Hickey:

Brett Hickey has been structuring, analyzing and managing private equity, mezzanine and U.S. Government sponsored investment funds for over a decade. Prior to launching Star Mountain Capital, Mr. Hickey was the Co-Founder and President of a multi-manager platform including 4 U.S. state sponsored small business investment funds. Mr. Hickey has extensive experience performing due diligence on, selecting and building small business fund managers and has helped structure over a dozen larger funds representing a few billion dollars in assets.

Mr. Hickey formerly worked as an Investment Banker at Citigroup Global Markets in New York City (fka Salomon Smith Barney) where he covered global Asset Managers and Financial Institutions. In that role he worked on over $8 billion in completed debt and equity capital raising and restructuring transactions for leading financial institutions including BlackRock, Franklin Templeton, Neuberger-Berman, Nuveen Investments and Eaton Vance. He also served as Senior Analyst on the $16.1 billion public merger of the St. Paul Companies, Inc. and Travelers Property Casualty Corp.

Mr. Hickey attended Mount Royal College in Calgary, Canada, where he studied business and entrepreneurship while training on the national speed skating team. He graduated with Distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Owner, President / Manager CEO training and management program for distinguished business owners with a proven track record of successfully building and managing companies. Mr. Hickey is a former Canadian national gold medalist and North American medalist in speed skating. He has completed numerous other business programs including Building Your Business Through Transformational Leadership & Innovation at the Innovatrium on the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a frequent guest lecturer on industry panels and at academic institutions.

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