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Structured financial solutions

for funds, general partners,

and alternative investors

Fund Restructuring Solutions

About CSC

Founded in early 2015, CSC is an investment firm whose core mandate is to pursue investment opportunities tied to special situations in middle-market private equity and venture capital funds.

CSC has expertise in providing funds with customized restructuring solutions aimed at tackling GP-LP alignment issues, oftentimes by giving fund managers renewed incentives to extract maximum value out of their remaining portfolios, while at the same time offering attractive liquidity options to existing LPs.

The firm is focused on identifying opportunities in middle-market funds, underwriting remaining portfolio assets and investing capital via CSC-led restructuring transactions.

CSC will also opportunistically make secondary-direct investments in growth stage companies.

Solutions

Attractive Opportunities for Capital Deployment

CSC takes an opportunistic view to investing, seeking out special situations in private fund vehicles as an opportunity to deploy capital in shorter duration investments with minimal blind pool risk, providing its investors with superior risk-adjusted returns versus traditional private fund investments.

Liquidity Options for
Existing Investments

CSC provides alternative asset sellers with an experienced team who will leverage its vast network of limited partner, general partner, and industry relationships to provide quick feedback around potential liquidity solutions for individual sellers as well as broader investor pools.

Restructuring Solutions
for Fund Managers

CSC offers General Partners many benefits from liquidity options for their limited partners to attractive fund restructuring solutions.  CSC seeks special situations in private funds with an emphasis on re-incentivizing management teams to build value in existing portfolio investments.

Team

Colin McGrady – Managing Partner
Prior to founding CSC, Colin was a founding partner and Managing Director of Cogent Partners (acq. by Greenhill in 2015). Colin served as a partner and executive committee member as Cogent developed its reputation for excellence that allowed it to advise on over $100B in assets while building a leading 30% share of the advised secondary market. Colin holds a BA in Economics with a Japanese minor from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Neset Pirkul – Principal
Prior to joining CSC, Neset was a Senior Associate at Cogent Partners where as a deal manager he was responsible for leading transaction execution, underwriting and due diligence. Before Cogent, Neset was with Houlihan Lokey where he specialized in Fairness and Solvency opinions used by boards of directors in support of transactions ranging in sizes up to $3B. Neset holds a BSE degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering along with a Finance minor from Princeton University.
David Landis – Principal
Prior to joining CSC, David was a Vice President at Lone Star Investment Advisors performing due diligence execution of lower middle market private equity investments. Previous experience includes Cogent Partners and New Capital Partners. David holds a BBA from Mercer University and an MBA from the University of Texas.
Imran Hussain – Vice President
Imran was formerly Corporate Development Manager at Cardtronics, Inc. where he led evaluation / execution of M&A opportunities. Imran started his career at U.S. Trust before joining Cogent Partners, where he was a top performer in the Financial Analyst program during his two years with the firm (2010-2012). Imran's prior experience also includes corporate M&A at Nexen, Inc. (now part of CNOOC). Imran holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jamie Kaiser – Fund Controller
Prior to joining CSC, Jamie was a Tax Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, responsible for tax compliance and consulting for private equity and hedge funds. Jamie holds a MPA from Bryant University.
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Head Office

Commonwealth Hall

Old Parkland Campus

3899 Maple Avenue, Suite 150

Dallas, TX 75219

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Fund Restructuring
Neset Pirkul – Principal

Prior to joining CSC, Neset was a Senior Associate at Cogent Partners where as a deal manager he was responsible for leading transaction execution, underwriting and due diligence. Before Cogent, Neset was with Houlihan Lokey where he specialized in Fairness and Solvency opinions used by boards of directors in support of transactions ranging in sizes up to $3B. Neset holds a BSE degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering along with a Finance minor from Princeton University.