Areté Capital Partners Expands Unique Restructuring Approach to Midwest Companies in Distress
New managing director to bring Areté’s independent fiduciary and stewardship services to more customers
NEW YORK, NY, (MAY 15, 2023) — Areté Capital Partners, a boutique, special-situation advisory and capital firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Managing Director Stuart Kaufman. Based out of Chicago, Illinois, Kaufman will enable Areté to expand its services and mission of bringing empathy to the restructuring industry to help successfully navigate more customers through the often painful and difficult process.
Shawn Hassel, Cofounder, Areté Capital Partners
Kaufman is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of experience advising businesses during periods of distress and transition. He is well versed across industries including automotive, hospitality, healthcare, oil & gas, power generation & distribution, manufacturing, logistics, financial services, aviation, telecommunications, and e-commerce.
Prior to joining Areté, Kaufman worked at notable advisory firms including Portage Point Partners and Alvarez & Marsal. He has served as chief restructuring officer (CRO) and acted as interim CEO and CFO for several companies experiencing operational and financial distress. Stuart specializes in advising clients through operational and financial improvements, developing and implementing value creation plans, balance sheet restructurings in and out of court, interim management, capital markets, and lender advisory services.
Grant Lyon., Cofounder, Areté Capital Partners
About Areté Capital Partners
Areté Capital Partners is a boutique, special-situation advisory firm that provides independent fiduciary and stewardship services to companies experiencing significant growth pains, complex organizational change, or existential crisis. Areté’s team combines decades of professional experience and empathy to reduce risk when working on the frontlines with partners in various industries. Further information is available at aretecapitalpartners.com.