CBAM Partners is an SEC registered investment adviser and privately owned alternative asset manager founded in 2016 by Don Young, Mike Damaso, and Jay Garrett, in partnership with Eldridge Industries.
With over $4.5 billion of AUM, CBAM specializes in opportunities across the credit spectrum for institutional clients through separately managed accounts, CLOs and private funds.
CBAM’s founders have extensive experience at alternative asset management platforms such as Guggenheim, Och-Ziff and Octagon.
Don has 24 years of experience managing CLOs and hedge funds. Most recently, he managed the Performing Credit business for Och-Ziff which included $7.5B of CLOs. Prior to joining Och-Ziff, Mr. Young was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Octagon Credit Investors. Earlier, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Primus Asset Management, Inc. Prior to that, he was a Principal at Octagon Credit Investors as well as Senior Vice President at Bank of the West.
Mike has 19 years of corporate credit management experience. Prior to CBAM, Mr. Damaso spent 13 years at Guggenheim Investments where he was a Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager and Chairman of the Investment Committee overseeing Guggenheim’s $68 billion corporate credit platform. Prior to Guggenheim, Mr. Damaso worked at JH Whitney & Co and Banc One Capital Markets in a credit research capacity. Mr. Damaso is also Vice Chairman of A24, a film and television production and distribution company conceived in early 2012 and also built in partnership with Eldridge.
Jay was formerly a Vice President at MatlinPatterson Asset Management within the Firm’s Senior Credit platform where he assisted in the buildout of leveraged credit investing, including the management of CLOs. Prior to joining MatlinPatterson, Mr. Garrett worked at Ahab Capital Management where he was an investor in the public and private debt and equity markets. Prior to Ahab, Jay was an Associate at Bear Stearns within its CLO management group.