Our Approach

Partnership Capital

Partnership Capital

We partner with growth-oriented companies to provide bespoke financing solutions that often fall between traditional growth equity and commercial debt.

Investing for Growth

Investing for Growth

Our investments range from $25m to over $500m. Capital can be used to finance organic growth, acquisitions, and/or recapitalizations including for shareholder liquidity.

Limited Equity Dilution

Limited Equity Dilution

Our capital solutions often come in forms that limit the dilution of current equity. These include preferred equity, growth-oriented credit, or hybrid preferred equity/credit solutions.

Where We Invest

Target Characteristics

  • Growing companies with defensive business models
  • Greater than $20m in revenue
  • Profitability and/or proven unit economics
  • Strong management teams

Transaction Types

  • Investment size: range of $25m to over $500m
  • Accelerate organic growth
  • Acquisition financing
  • Shareholder liquidity
  • Debt paydown

Sector Focus

  • Business Services
  • Data Infrastructure
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare IT
  • Software


Investments are being shown for illustrative purposes only. Investments include those that Sixth Street’s Capital Solutions strategy has invested in since its inception as well as prior Sixth Street investments representative of the Capital Solutions strategy.

The Team

Jens Brenninkmeyer


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners in 2016, Jens worked as an Investment Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Americas Special Situations Group. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BSBA in Finance and International Business.

John Connolly

Senior Advisor

John joined Sixth Street Partners as Senior Advisor in 2018 with a focus on partnering with portfolio company CEOs and management teams to address strategic and operational issues associated with growth.

John brings a 30-year track record of innovation, vision and execution in creating successful businesses. As a multi-time CEO, John raised over $100 million and created over $1.5 billion in shareholder value in partnership with 12 financial sponsors. He’s also served as chairman, non-executive chairman, or director on over 25 boards, including Regulatory DataCorp (RDC) where he served alongside Michael McGinn, Co-Head of Sixth Street’s Capital Solutions business.

He was previously a Managing Director at Bain Capital Ventures, chairman and CEO of M|C Communications, President and CEO of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), and held several senior positions at IBM. While at IBM, John was responsible for leading the integration program that brought together 70,000 PWCC and IBM professionals from across 56 countries to create the IBM Business Consulting Group. John also founded two companies, Mainspring, Inc. and Course Technology. Mainspring was established in 1996, and grew from a startup to a publicly traded company that was ultimately purchased by IBM in June 2001. Prior to Mainspring, John founded Course Technology, which was sold to the Thomson Corporation.

Lindsay Farnsworth


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners as its Director of Tax in 2017, Lindsay was a Tax Partner with KPMG LLP. Ms. Farnsworth earned a B.B.A in Accounting and a B.B.A. in Business Management from Evangel University.

Chris Hopkins


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners in 2019, Chris worked as an Associate for Audax Group. He received a BE in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.

Benjamin Johnston


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners in 2018, Ben was a Vice President with Battery Ventures focused on venture capital & growth equity investments in the internet and software space. Previously, he was a Senior Equity Research Associate at Rutberg & Company and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Chemistry from Duke University.

Alex Katz


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners in 2018, Alex worked as an Associate at General Atlantic and Abry Partners. He started his career as an Investment Analyst in the Private Equity Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He graduated summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.

Michael McGinn

Co-Head of TSSP Capital Solutions

Mike is a Partner of Sixth Street Partners and Co-Head of the Capital Solutions business. Prior to joining Sixth Street in 2018, Mike was a Managing Director in AmSSG at Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 2004. From 2013 through 2018, he was co-head of PCI, AmSSG’s preferred equity, growth capital business. Prior to co-heading PCI, Mike worked in AmSSG’s Multi-Strategy Investing Group and Specialty Lending Group. Before joining AmSSG in 2006, he worked in Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research Division. Mike received a B.B.A. in Finance and Business Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 2002.

Vishva Mehta


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners in 2019, Vishva was an Associate at Harvest Partners in the Structured Capital Fund, a group dedicated to non-control, structured equity investments. Prior to Harvest Partners, Vishva worked in the investment banking division of Lincoln International where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, special situations, and capital raises across multiple sectors. He graduated with honors and distinction from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Finance.

Lee Mooney


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners in 2018, Lee was a Vice President at TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm where he focused on healthcare investments. Prior to TA Associates, Lee worked in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He received an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Finance.

Sandra Rutova


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners as an Associate General Counsel in 2017, Sandra was an Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Ms. Rutova holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an L.L.B. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kamoy Smalling


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners in 2018, Kam was an Associate in the Principal Investments group at C-III Capital Partners and previously worked as Head of New York Acquisitions for Titan Partners, a special situations real estate firm. She began her career as an analyst in the Leverage Finance group at Deutsche Bank. She received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in History and Science from Harvard College.

Robert (Bo) Stanley

Co-Head of TSSP Capital Solutions

Mr. Stanley is a Partner of Sixth Street Partners and Co-Head of the Capital Solutions business, which is the firm’s platform for providing customized, non-control private capital for growth-oriented companies.  Mr. Stanley focuses on originating transactions in the software, payment systems, data infrastructure and business services sectors.  Representative portfolio companies include AvidXchange, Kaseya, Lucidworks, PayScale and SmartDrive. Prior to joining Sixth Street in 2011, Mr. Stanley was with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, where he served in multiple roles providing specialized financing to companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maine.

Alyana Verjee


Prior to joining Sixth Street in 2020, Alyana worked on the Sponsor M&A Execution and Firmwide Strategy teams at Goldman Sachs. She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in Economics and Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies.

Benjamin Wu


Prior to joining Sixth Street Partners, Ben was a Senior Managing Director in Principal Finance at Macquarie Group, where he invested balance sheet capital into direct opportunities. Before Macquarie, he was a Principal in Growth Equity at General Catalyst Partners and a Vice President in Drawbridge Special Opportunities at Fortress Investment Group. Ben holds a JD from Harvard Law School, as well as an MBA from the Wharton School, MS in Computer Science, and BSE/BSE degrees summa cum laude from the Management & Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Ben is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committees at Tufts Medical Center.

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