About Us

With a flexible investment approach and experienced group of decision-makers, Stellus offers an efficient and customized source of private credit and energy-focused private equity capital to the middle market.

  • Experienced Team

    Stellus Capital Management, LLC (“Stellus”) was formed as an independent investment management firm in January 2012 in connection with the spin out of the Direct Capital Unit of the D. E. Shaw group. The Stellus team is made up of 20 investment professionals and portfolio administration staff, who comprised the majority of the D. E. Shaw Direct Capital team. Over the past seven years, the Stellus team has invested over $5 billion and currently provides investment advice in respect of approximately $1.4 billion in private credit and energy private equity strategies (valued as of December 30, 2011). The private credit strategy focuses on originating direct loans to middle market companies. The energy private equity strategy focuses on providing equity and equity-linked debt capital to small and middle market energy companies.

    Our team possesses over 200 years of combined experience in private credit, private equity investing, investment banking, and corporate restructuring. The Stellus Partners have worked together for more than seven years, enabling cohesive evaluation and efficient execution of investment opportunities.

  • Reliable Partner

    The Stellus team has built robust, long-lasting relationships with middle market companies, management teams, financial sponsors, lending institutions, and deal intermediaries. We bring a collaborative approach to our investment process and focus on providing flexible structuring alternatives, straightforward discussions, efficient diligence processes, and reliable execution.

  • Efficient, Flexible Investment Process

    We believe that timeliness and reliability are key attributes for any capital partner. Our small group of decision makers enables an efficient investment and underwriting process. With the benefit of institutional knowledge gained over almost a decade together, the Stellus team can react quickly and thoughtfully to new opportunities. We bring a fresh perspective and take a flexible approach to developing customized capital solutions.

    Stellus is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and also maintains office in the Washington, D.C. area.