James Brian Masterman

Partner at Saybrook Capital LLC

James Brian Masterman

James Brian Masterman

Partner at Saybrook Capital LLC

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Stone & Youngberg LLC

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Chairman at Accretive Solutions, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Saybrook Advisors LLC

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Managing Director at Saybrook Corporate Opportunity Fund

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Member, Managing Member at Saybrook Fund Advisors LLC

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Partner at Saybrook Advisors LLC

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Partner, Chief Financial Officer, CCO at Saybrook Capital LLC

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Principal, Saybrook Community Capital at Saybrook Capital LLC

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Principal, Saybrook Community Capital at Saybrook Capital LLC

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Co-Portfolio Manager at Saybrook Corporate Opportunity Fund

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Former Partner at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP

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James Brian Masterman
Partner at Saybrook Capital LLC
Education
Class of 1983

University of North Carolina at Asheville is a co-educational, four year, public liberal arts university.

M.B.A., Real Estate

The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The school runs a range of programs and is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Known for its small class size, academic rigor, and application selectivity, Haas is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. It is the second oldest business school in the United States.

Career History
Partner
2011 - Current

Saybrook Advisors pursues investment opportunities with the potential to generate high after-tax total returns for their investors. The firm manages a municipal opportunity strategy and through their private equity investment arm, they also manage a corporate opportunity special situations investment strategy.Saybrook's municipal opportunity strategies seek to capitalize on the inefficiencies between traditional municipal bonds, such as general obligation and the tax-backed debt of state and local governments, and higher-yielding bonds that typically feature riskier credit profiles, such as issues for industrial development, multi-family housing, nursing facilities, toll roads and other forms of collateral. The firm's municipal opportunity investment strategies utilize a pool of committed capital to purchase distressed and defaulted municipal bonds. The firm has extensive expertise in restructurings and workouts and in implementing comprehensive turnaround plans, when necessary, and in achieving returns for investors through well-defined exit strategies. Saybrook also seeks to capitalize of their expertise in credit selection and to identify investment opportunities that have been overlooked by the rest of the municipal market.The Saybrook Corporate Opportunity Fund LP is a special situations investment fund that provides capital to lower middle-market companies in the US and Canada. The fund makes both equity and junior debt investments in capital-constrained and distressed lower middle-market companies. The fund either invests in a company's existing debt or makes junior debt and equity investments to enable a company to fill a gap in their capital structure that may be due to the result of business or capital structure complexities that are insurmountable obstacles for traditional sources of capital. The fund seeks to provide an efficient source of capital for companies in transition. The fund's investment mandate is flexible, allowing Saybrook to design financing structures to fit each unique situation. The fund targets industries with low technology risk including business services, consumer, healthcare and manufacturing. Saybrook targets companies with total revenues of $25 million to $250 million. They invest mainly in privately-held or micro-cap public entities. Investments range from $10 million to $25 million. Investment structures may include: mezzanine loans, convertible notes, preferred stock, buyouts of existing lenders or DIP financings in conjunction with acquisitions. Transaction types may include: shareholder recapitalizations, deleveraging financings, distressed debt purchases, acquisition financings and PIPE transactions. Saybrook does not require outright control of their investments. They usually hold investments for 3 to 5 years.

President
1999 - 2012

Founded in 1931, Stone & Youngberg LLC is a broker/dealer located in San Francisco with an additional office in Chicago. The firm is a subsidiary of Stone & Youngberg Holdings LLC. Stone & Youngberg structures and distributes fixed-income securities for their clients which include financial institutions, investment managers, pension funds, insurance companies, state and local governments and hedge funds in California and throughout the US. The firm's research group supports the firm's sales, trading, and public finance efforts by tracking the firm's underwritings in the primary and secondary markets, particularly the below investment-grade issues.

Partner
Prior

Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors has engaged in alternative investing since its inception in 1984. We currently manage $18.0 billion in investments, principally through private investment partnerships and public closed-end funds as of December 31, 2012. We pursue investment niches where we believe our strategies and knowledge advantage enable us to identify, source and structure investment opportunities that offer attractive and sustainable returns with moderate levels of risk. These investment niches often exist because of complexity, extreme sentiment or investment size limitations. Our separately dedicated investment teams focus on generating returns across a variety of strategies, which include public investing in midstream energy infrastructure and other specialized marketable securities sectors, private investing in upstream oil and gas companies, growth equity, niche real estate, middle market credit and municipal opportunities. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors is entirely owned by our investment professionals and management..

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