Kurt Lentz


“Our ability to add operational value to lower middle market businesses truly differentiates us as a partner. Our team brings a wealth of knowledge to the table far beyond traditional transaction expertise, enabling us to work closely with management to drive performance improvement and accelerate top and bottom line growth.”

Kurt joined Atlantic Street Capital in August 2016, bringing a background in private equity, principal lending, and investment banking.

He works on all aspects of the investment process, with a focus on deal sourcing, due diligence, deal financing and execution. Prior to joining Atlantic Street, Kurt was a Principal at Sun Capital Partners, an operationally-focused middle market private equity firm that invests in companies that are operationally challenged, experiencing an industry or business transition, undergoing a corporate divestiture, or managing rapid growth. At Sun Capital he led control equity investment and divestiture transactions and served on the Boards of a number of portfolio companies, where he worked actively and directly with management teams to drive performance improvement. Prior to Sun Capital, Kurt was with American Capital Strategies, a publicly-traded private equity and debt fund. Prior to American Capital, he started his career as a member of CIBC World Markets’ Los Angeles-based Corporate and Leveraged Finance Group, where he focused on financing and advisory assignments for financial sponsors, hotel operators, casino operators, and gaming equipment manufacturers. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Investment Portfolio

  • Portfolio Company



  • GAT Airline Ground Support, Inc.

    Business Services