Pittsburgh Business Insights | Episode 7

Listen to Episode 7 of Pittsburgh Business Insights Featuring Stephen Gurgovits of Tecum Capital

About Pittsburgh Business Insights:

Starting a business: three words that require plenty of planning. On Pittsburgh Business Insights, Jacquelyn Core, a partner at The Lynch Law Group, interviews Pittsburgh entrepreneurs and uncovers what makes business boom in the Steel City. Whether you are growing your own company, looking to improve your practices, or simply interested in the advice of Pittsburgh professionals, tune in for ideas and inspiration from some of Pittsburgh’s top business leaders.

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Episode Notes:

This episode features a high-level discussion of traditional, mezzanine, and private equity financing, as well as some great stories, with the Founder and Managing Partner of Tecum Capital, Stephen Gurgovits.

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About Stephen Gurgovits:

Stephen J. Gurgovits, Jr. is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Tecum Capital, a $450 million private investment firm based in Pittsburgh, PA, which oversees pools of committed capital focused on mezzanine debt, subordinated notes, and private equity, along with a separate strategy via a multi-family office platform for control equity investments. In his current role, Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. is responsible for providing strategic, operational, and investment management leadership to the funds, including the overall planning, fundraising, growth, and execution of strategy. Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. previously served on the board of directors of Auburn Gear, Uncle Charley’s Sausage, Oberg Industries, Gibraltar Cable Barriers, Western Allegheny Capital. He is currently on the board of directors for Primetac and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG). 

During his career, Mr. Gurgovits, Jr. has been directly involved in over $1 billion of aggregate financial transactions, both public and private. He also has served as the investment and portfolio manager for over $200 million of publicly traded securities.  

About Tecum Capital:

Tecum Capital Partners is an independent investment firm based in Pittsburgh, PA that has invested over $650 million (with over $450 million of current committed capital). Tecum is a multi-strategy investor and is currently investing out of its $265 million SBIC Fund (vintage 2017). Since 2006, Tecum’s investment professionals have invested in over 80 platforms and add-on investments over their careers.

Tecum Capital specializes in growth-oriented middle-market companies across the broader high-value manufacturing, value-added distribution, and business services sectors, with a focus on opportunities that demonstrate strong long-term industry fundamentals, differentiated products or services, and identifiable secular growth tailwinds. The firm was recognized by Inc. as a Top 50 Private Equity Firm for entrepreneurs in 2019.

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