Full Guard Capital is pleased to announce that Rich Barakat has joined the FGC investment team as a Senior Associate. In his role, Rich will be focused on supporting our growing portfolio, actively supporting and managing new investment activities, as well as being actively involved in our capital raising processes.
Prior to joining FGC, Rich was an Associate Director with UBS’s Financial Sponsors Group focused on originating and structuring transactions for family-owned and operated companies seeking long-term capital. Prior to UBS, Rich spent several years with Goldman Sachs in their Multi-Asset Group supporting investment activities of family offices and hedge funds.
“We are very excited to have Rich join the team as we build and grow our business. We are active in the market seeking new investment opportunities and Rich will help play a critical role in continuing to build our portfolio and fulfill our mission of being value-added partners to our portfolio company management teams. Rich’s unique skillset will be critical in managing transaction execution as well as our capital raising activities both with equity investors and lending partners,” said Josh Welk, FGC’s Managing Partner.