Natasha Fox and Patrick White, two former colleagues and alternative asset managers with American Capital, have joined together to launch Altimer Capital, a new alternative asset management firm focused on credit opportunities in digital transformation.

The firm’s private credit and structured equity will deliver customized financing services to support small and medium-sized firms that offer technology for businesses. Before her time with Altimer, Fox served as a founding managing partner with Avante Capital where she raised and managed two institutional funds while serving with the firm’s investment and management committees. White joins the firm following his time as a managing director with Benefit Street Partners where he led credit investment activities.

“At Altimer, we are building on the key drivers of our performance over the last two decades to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns, including deep sector knowledge, specialized sourcing networks and significant debt and equity investing experience,” said White, managing partner of Altimer Capital. “As one of the few experienced, strategically focused credit providers in the lower half of the middle market, we see compelling opportunities to offer customized, flexible and comprehensive financing solutions that traditionally have only been available at the upper end of the market.”