About The Principal
Gregory D. Guay, founder of Stellar Ventures, specializes in negotiating critical business transactions, including re-capitalization financing, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, license agreements and long-term leases. He has represented creditors, debtors and investors in both debt and equity transactions. In addition, Mr. Guay has drafted complex business plans, private placement documents and other securities offerings.
Mr. Guay graduated magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Finance. He has extensive experience in commercial lending, portfolio management and merchant banking. A former associate with Venture Partners, Ltd., a private investment and merchant bank, Mr. Guay managed the firm's merchant holdings as well as its loan portfolio. His responsibilities included, but were not limited to:
- identifying appropriate capital structures and locating lenders and investors
- development and implementation of turnaround strategies
- due diligence investigations
- asset-based lending
- financial modeling
Prior to joining Venture Partners, Mr. Guay was a vice president with DAP Financial Services, a commercial finance company that specializes in non-prime borrowers. During his tenure, Mr. Guay evaluated portfolios of both non-performing and sub-performing commercial debt and managed 300% growth in those portfolios over two years. At the time of his departure, he was managing a $30M portfolio.