Stephen M. White is the Founder and Chairman of White Cap Private Equity Management, LLC. Stephen has developed extensive knowledge within the institutional private capital markets with a concentration on leverage acquisitions and venture capital. His mandates and contingency assignments have included both public and private companies at all stages of development and industries including Life Sciences & Healthcare, Communications, Consumer Products & Retail, Natural Resources & Clean Technology, Information Technology and Software, and Real Estate. Prior to forming White Cap Private Equity Management, LLC, in 1999, Stephen spent seven years as Managing Director of James J. White & Associates, LLC, a closely held investment bank specializing in the origination of management-led buyouts of public and private companies. In this capacity the firm consummated billions of dollars in transactions in conjunction with private equity groups such as Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts (KKR), Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, and The Blackstone Group. Prior to his tenure at James J. White & Associates, Stephen held various investment banking positions at the Utilities and Project Finance Group at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Limited, the Capital Markets Group at Merrill Lynch, the Financial Engineering Group at Midland Montagu Limited, and the Public Affairs Department at The Atlanta Federal Reserve. Stephen earned graduate degrees in Business Studies and in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England and completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
Adeesh Chandra is a Managing Partner of White Cap Private Equity Management, LLC. Adeesh specializes in emerging growth financing and was instrumental in creating the firm's venture capital practice. Responsible for orchestrating the implementation and development of the firm's proprietary "Private Capital Market Database," Adeesh has also advised clients in industries such as Life Sciences & Healthcare, Business & Financial Services, Consumer Products & Retail, Information Technology & Software, and Real Estate. Prior to joining White Cap Private Equity Management, LLC in 2000, Adeesh worked as an analyst within the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Lazard Frères & Co., LLC, a preeminent New York-based international investment bank providing underwriting, advisory and asset management services. In this role, Adeesh participated in the execution of mergers, acquisitions, and capital market transactions in addition to researching selected industries. Prior to his position at Lazard, Adeesh served in an analyst and research capacity at Consulting Group, Inc., a firm providing application development services including information services, database design, project management, and hardware evaluation; and Aventis Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of European drug maker Sanofi-Aventis, the world's third largest pharmaceutical company. Adeesh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Nikolaos Roussos is a Managing Partner of White Cap Private Equity Management, LLC. Niko is responsible for the firm's real estate and debt placement practice specializing in financial modeling, debt origination and restructuring. Prior to joining White Cap Private Equity Management, LLC, Niko was Managing Partner at NR Advisors, a boutique real estate and commercial banking advisory firm with clientele including American Invsco, Colony Capital, DRW Trading, Hermes Capital, First Eagle Bank, Mbank Financial, Sciens Capital, Starr Resources, The Milken Institute, United Investors, US Bank, Vista Hospitality, and Wells Fargo. Prior to NR Advisors, Niko was Executive Vice President, Special Assets, Broadway Bank, family-owned community bank primarily focused on real estate lending, overseeing $290 million of NPL and $60 million of OREO; Vice President, Lending & New Business Development, Hermes Capital, a $20 million real estate focused private equity and mezzanine lender; Partner, Chicago Advisors, a real estate consulting company that assisted developers with feasibility studies and secured $400 million in financing for various new construction developments in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Miami, and Senior Analyst, Acquisitions/Finance, American Invsco, a leading residential and mixed-use real estate company, overseeing financial analysis for a $1 billion multi property portfolio located in Chicago, Atlanta, Florida, and Michigan. Niko earned a Master of Business Administration Finance, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Niko is a Chartered Financial Analyst.