Pontalba Capital is a private investment firm focused on the tech-enabled business and healthcare services sectors of the lower middle market. Pontalba partners with entrepreneurs, founders and families, providing equity capital, expertise and resources to actively and constructively grow each business without the limitations of traditional private equity. With almost 20 years of investment experience, we have acquired or invested in large and small companies, through buyouts and growth equity investments, and have a track record of forging healthy collaboration with management to drive significant equity value creation.

Investment Approach
A Consistent, Differentiated Approach
  • Experience – Investment judgment and financial expertise honed over 20 years growing lower middle market businesses.
  • Seasoned partnership approach – Constructive support tailored to management’s needs. Focus on growth acceleration, infrastructure building, professionalization.
  • Expert network – Available on every opportunity as needed.
  • Substantial personal investment – In every deal.
  • Long term horizon – Our capital is patient; we have no obligations as to when to exit.
  • Management equity participation – We believe in rewarding management through an incentive plan aligned with our own interests.
Investment Criteria
  • EBITDA of $2-10 million
  • Emphasis on growth-oriented services businesses
  • Capability to invest in international businesses
Sectors: Business and Healthcare Services
  • Technology-enabled business services
  • Communications and information services
  • Healthcare services
  • Test/measurement services and instrumentation
Transaction Types
  • Acquisitions
  • Growth equity
  • Recapitalizations

We believe in socially responsible investing, and we take into account environmental, social, and governance considerations in our evaluation of every investment opportunity


Stephan Oppenheimer

Managing Partner





Stephan Oppenheimer is the Managing Partner of Pontalba Capital. With nearly 20 years of private equity experience, he has a track record of success and consistency in partnering with management teams to grow their businesses.

Prior to founding Pontalba, Mr. Oppenheimer was a Partner with Moelis Capital Partners, where he focused on middle market buyouts and growth equity investments and oversaw the business services and media practices. Prior to joining Moelis Capital, he spent ten years with CCMP Capital (fka JPMorgan Partners) in New York and London, where he led investments in the U.S. and internationally. He currently serves on the board of directors of USFGIS, a leading provider of inspection and supply chain logistics services, and has served on the boards or has been significantly involved in numerous companies including AMC Entertainment, Grupo Corporativo Ono, MidCap Financial, Kraton Polymers, Lightship Telecom, Tripoint Communications, and others. He is proficient in French, and has lived and worked in New York, Paris and London, and participated in over 30 private equity investments, including in the U.S., Spain, Romania, the Czech Republic, Germany, Chile and others.

Mr. Oppenheimer serves on the board on the Parent-Child Home Program, is acting CFO of an early stage health care company focused on Ghana and Burkina Faso in western Africa, and has also been on the boards of or involved in several other non-profit organizations including Youth I.N.C. and City Harvest. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from The Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Pontalba Capital
Stephan Oppenheimer
Managing Partner
261 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10016