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Christian Oberbeck

is the Chairman and CEO of Saratoga Investment Corp

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High-yield Investments Rise as Goldman Sachs Launches BDCs

In March 2015, Goldman Sachs launched the initial public offering (IPO) of its business development company (BDC), signaling a rise in the number of high-yield investments that will play out in the market. Although over 50 BDCs were already publicly traded before...
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Saratoga Investment Corp. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

NEW YORK, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Saratoga Investment Corp. (the “Company”) (NYSE: SAR) today announced the pricing of its public offering of 1,150,000 shares of common stock. The public offering price was set at $25.00 per share and net...
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Why CEOs Should Know About BDCs

This post was originally published on When a multi-location provider of end-of-life care with $38 million in revenues needed $13 million in financing for a dividend, it did not find the funds at a bank. Rather, it used a Business Development Company...
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Four Closed-End Funds to Feel Good About Even if Rates Rise

Don’t let fears of a Federal Reserve rate hike scare you away from these four promising closed-end funds The Street’s Gregg Greenberg spoke with special guest and nationally recognized closed-end fund expert John Cole Scott about four closed-end funds that...
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Retirement Planning? Consider a BDC

The once clear path to retirement savings continues to become less and less clear as traditional fixed-income holdings may not provide enough for the staggering amount of Baby Boomers–an estimated 77 million Americans between 50 and 69 years old–enter...
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Chris OberbeckChris Oberbeck is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Saratoga Investment Corp., a publicly traded business development company. Mr. Oberbeck brings over 25 years of experience in leveraged finance, from distressed debt to private equity, to his position.

Mr. Oberbeck’s wealth of experience stems from originating, structuring, negotiating, consummating, managing and monitoring investments in a wide variety of middle-market businesses. In addition to his aforementioned roles, Mr. Oberbeck is the Managing Partner of Saratoga Partners, a middle market private equity investment firm, and has served on its investment committee since 1995. In 2008, he assumed management responsibility of Saratoga Partners.

Prior to joining Saratoga, Chris Oberbeck served as an integral figure in the early development of the corporate buyout firm Castle Harlan, Inc. Serving as Managing Director, he served as a key figure in successful investments in manufacturing and financial services companies, until departing in 1995 to join Saratoga. In addition to his work at Castle Harlan, Inc., Mr. Oberbeck established himself as a Financial Analyst and Associate at Blyth Eastman Paine Webber (’82-’84) and The Corporate Development Group of Arthur Young (’86-’87).

His financial acumen is a credit to a lifelong emphasis on education that took him overseas for schooling in France, as well as receiving an elite education from New Hampshire’s Phillips Exeter Academy. Upon entering university, he a diverse education–earning his ScB. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics from Brown University (’82) and M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from Columbia University (’84).

When not at work, Chris Oberbeck endeavors to give back as much as possible through his non-profit efforts. Since 2010, he has remained active in the Chief Executive Organization as well as the World Presidents Organization’s Big Apple and Fairchester chapters. Furthermore, in 2011 he began with the PEN American Center, Literary and Human Rights Organization and Harvard Kennedy School’s Dean’s Council.