Established in 2003, MidOcean Partners is a premier New York-based alternative asset manager that specializes in middle market private equity and alternative credit investments. Since inception, the focus of MidOcean Private Equity has been on high-quality middle market companies with attractive strategic, operational and financial growth opportunities in the consumer and business services sectors. Established in 2009, MidOcean Credit currently manages over $8 billion across a series of alternative credit strategies, collateralized loan obligations (“CLOs”), and customized separately managed accounts as of December 31, 2019.


Private Equity

MidOcean Private Equity focuses on transfomative growth opportunities in US middle-market companies within the consumer and business services sectors.

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MidOcean Credit creates value for our investors through research-driven alternative credit strategies.

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Core Principles

We are a trusted fiduciary of client assets.

Our priority is always to act in the best interests of our clients.
No one will ever outwork or outhustle us for business.
We conduct business with the highest level of honesty and integrity.
We strive to generate superior returns in our chosen markets.
Creativity is at the core of our investment approach.
We work collaboratively, intelligently and judiciously.
Our most important asset is our people.
We strive to recruit and retain the best talent.
We stress teamwork in everything we do.
We value the opinion of every member of the firm and seek consensus across all investment decisions.

We give back to the communities in which we work and live.


Ted Virtue

Ted Virtue


Ted Virtue is Chief Executive Officer of MidOcean Partners and leads MidOcean Private Equity

Steve Shenfeld

Steve Shenfeld


Steve Shenfeld is President of MidOcean Credit and responsible for the strategic development activities of the Firm

Deborah Hodges

Deborah Hodges

Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director

Debbie Hodges, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, joined MidOcean Partners at its inception.

Andrew Spring

Andrew Spring

Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director

Andrew Spring, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, joined MidOcean Partners at its inception.


Corporate Responsibility and ESG

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Environmental and social governance is at the core of our investment philosophy in both our private equity and credit businesses.

We are incredibly proud of our portfolio companies and their initiatives to give back to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more about our Portfolio Company Community Support Efforts
On September 30, 2019, Women at MidOcean hosted its first industry event, drawing 50+ women from across the industry to face their fears and seek to become “More Brave”. Women at MidOcean Hosts First Industry Event
MidOcean has always taken a deep dive into factors that include ESG as part of our diligence on investments.Read more about ESG in the Private Equity Portfolio in the Private Debt Investor article