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Christian Oberbeck

is the Chairman and CEO of Saratoga Investment Corp

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Here’s a Boring Investment You’ll Find Is Exciting in Your Investment Portfolio

Business development companies provide financing to small and mid-sized businesses and provide a steady yield for growth investors. This article was posted on Entrepreneur.com Business development companies (BDCs) have been spotlighted in the news lately, including a...
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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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No News is Good News? Why Not Seeing BDC Headlines is a Good Sign

In recent years, the business development company sector has boomed. In just a few short years, the number of BDCs skyrocketed from relatively low numbers in the early 2000s to a sizeable number today, including over 50 that are publicly traded. So why might you not...
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5 Ways a CEO Can Build a Culture of Trust

It’s no secret that one of the most important aspects of being a CEO is having the quality of leadership that enables trust and solidarity amongst your team members. Of course, the real secret is in understanding exactly how that’s accomplished. Turns out, there’s no...
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3 Commonly Overlooked Ways Business Owners Can Raise Funds

This article was originally published on Entrepreneur.com Many small-business owners are struggling to find funding in the current economy and business climate. Meanwhile, the regulatory environment has stalled: banks aren’t lending as much money, and the huge wave of...
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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.