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The Newport Global Advisors Principal team has over 65 years of combined experience investing predominantly in the high yield, distressed debt and alternative asset markets. NGA was founded in 2005 by our Principals, Timothy Janszen and Ryan Langdon.


Tim Janszen

Chief Executive Officer
Investment Committee Member

Tim Janszen is a founding member of Newport Global and has been CEO since the firm’s inception. He currently serves on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol and Mesquite Gaming. Prior to founding Newport Global, he oversaw over $15billion of high yield assets, as the head of the High Yield Group at AIGGIG.

Ryan Langdon

Senior Managing Director
Investment Committee Member

Ryan Langdon is a founding member of Newport Global and has been a Senior Managing Director since the Firm’s inception. He currently serves on the on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol, Autocam Medical, Mesquite Gaming and Uno Restaurants. Prior to founding Newport Global, he managed the AIG Distressed Portfolio at AIG Global Investment Group.

Anthony Longi

Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Longi joined Newport Global in 2016 as Managing Director, and since became COO, focusing on operational and marketing functions. He has been investing in high yield investments for over 30 years, and prior to joining Newport Global, he worked with Fort Washington Investment Advisors in the private equity group and the high yield group.

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The Newport Global Advisors Principal team has over 65 years of combined experience investing predominantly in the high yield, distressed debt and alternative asset markets. NGA was founded in 2005 by our Principals, Timothy Janszen and Ryan Langdon.


Tim Janszen

Chief Executive Officer
Investment Committee Member

Tim Janszen is a founding member of Newport Global and has been CEO since the firm’s inception. He currently serves on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol and Mesquite Gaming. Prior to founding Newport Global, he oversaw over $15billion of high yield assets, as the head of the High Yield Group at AIGGIG.

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Ryan Langdon

Senior Managing Director
Investment Committee Member

Ryan Langdon is a founding member of Newport Global and has been a Senior Managing Director since the Firm’s inception. He currently serves on the on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol, Autocam Medical, Mesquite Gaming and Uno Restaurants. Prior to founding Newport Global, he managed the AIG Distressed Portfolio at AIG Global Investment Group.

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Anthony Longi

Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Longi joined Newport Global in 2016 as Managing Director, and since became COO, focusing on operational and marketing functions. He has been investing in high yield investments for over 30 years, and prior to joining Newport Global, he worked with Fort Washington Investment Advisors in the private equity group and the high yield group.

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The Newport Global Advisors Principal team has over 65 years of combined experience investing predominantly in the high yield, distressed debt and alternative asset markets. NGA was founded in 2005 by our Principals, Timothy Janszen and Ryan Langdon.


Tim Janszen

Chief Executive Officer
Investment Committee Member

Tim Janszen is a founding member of Newport Global and has been CEO since the firm’s inception. He currently serves on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol and Mesquite Gaming. Prior to founding Newport Global, he oversaw over $15billion of high yield assets, as the head of the High Yield Group at AIGGIG.

Ryan Langdon

Senior Managing Director
Investment Committee Member

Ryan Langdon is a founding member of Newport Global and has been a Senior Managing Director since the Firm’s inception. He currently serves on the on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol, Autocam Medical, Mesquite Gaming and Uno Restaurants. Prior to founding Newport Global, he managed the AIG Distressed Portfolio at AIG Global Investment Group.

Anthony Longi

Chief Operating Officer

Anthony Longi joined Newport Global in 2016 as Managing Director, and since became COO, focusing on operational and marketing functions. He has been investing in high yield investments for over 30 years, and prior to joining Newport Global, he worked with Fort Washington Investment Advisors in the private equity group and the high yield group.

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Biography

Meet Ryan Langdon

Senior Managing Director Investment Committee Member


  • Founding member and Senior Managing Director.
  • Managed the AIG Distressed Portfolio at AIG Global Investment Group (AIGGIG).
  • Serves on board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Amtrol, Autocam Medical, Mesquite Gaming and Uno Restaurants.

Senior Managing Director, Investment Committee Member
Mr. Langdon has been investing in high yield and distressed debt investments for over 20 years. He is a founding member of Newport and has been a Senior Managing Director since the Firm’s inception. Mr. Langdon is on the Board of Directors of the Firm, and is a member of the Investment Committee for all of the funds it manages. Prior to co-founding Newport, Mr. Langdon was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the High Yield Group of AIGGIG


Anthony Longi

          Chief Operating Officer       

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Tim Janszen

Chief Executive Officer Investment Committee Member 

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Our Philosophy

The same rigorous analysis and skill that make us good at finding and acquiring promising target companies, enable us to identify the path to increase valuations post acquisition. Our process is fundamentally driven, focusing on asset coverage and free cash flow, with an emphasis on capital preservation.

We invest in companies with enterprise value between $50 – $750 million. Our downside protections are particularly effective in the small- to mid-capitalization arena. We believe in an opportunistic and flexible strategy, allowing us to take advantage of sector driven dislocations or idiosyncratic situations, which are more common in smaller companies.

When identifying targets, we engage in a rigorous analysis of the target’s operational, financial, and liquidity risks, and whether resolving the identified challenges is likely to achieve adequate valuation. We invest in companies with long-term attractive value, based on comparison to competitors and historical valuation. We target the fulcrum security and analyze the risk and return to ensure the likelihood of conversion into equity, as it aligns with NGA’s return objectives.

Through the restructuring process, we are able to secure the control and contractual rights needed to manage companies through post-restructuring fluctuations, and to implement changes or make additional capital investments when necessary. We work with management and structure negotiations to maximize the financial benefits and improve the overall competitive position of the business. As a board member or large stakeholder, we engage with management and other stakeholders to ensure successful strategies.

Experienced and Cohesive Team

The Newport Global Advisors team has expertise across the leveraged finance markets and extensive experience in capital restructurings and bankruptcy reorganization. Our Principals have over 65 years of combined experience investing predominantly in the high yield, distressed debt and alternative asset markets.

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For institutional investors, our strategies target companies at attractive valuations, implementing identifiable financial and operating improvements to increase valuation, and achieve a liquidity event. The same rigorous analysis and skill that make us good at finding and acquiring promising target companies enables us to identify the path to increase valuations post acquisition.

Philosophy

Our investors trust our long-standing sourcing relationships and agile strategies, built upon rigorous fundamental credit research with an emphasis on capital preservation. We believe in an opportunistic and flexible strategy, allowing us to take advantage of sector driven dislocations or idiosyncratic situations. For example, when the wireless/telcom sector became dislocated in 2002, we proactively looked for opportunities in this sector, making four successful control investments. Similarly, we took advantage of dislocations in the auto sector in 2006-2007, the building products sector in 2008-2011 and the consumer products sector in 2009-2012 

Process

In pursuing a target opportunity, the Newport team conducts extensive due diligence and analysis. We generate an internal model articulating the investment thesis, which is thoroughly vetted by our experienced Investment Committee before any trades are pursued. The investment thesis and model are continuously reviewed as a position is built in a target and new information becomes available. After the Investment Committee authorizes a target investment, the Newport team begins by trading into a “starter” position. Price discovery is often important given the lower volume trading typical of the smaller issue size, distressed, and cash bond markets.

Operations

Newport Global’s investment team has been stable and experiencing modest growth. We are an SEC Registered investment company, and we always strive to implement industry best practices, consistently monitor regulatory changes, and investment market changes, as well as investor input for innovative improvements. During FY2017, we upgraded our network with new servers, software, and PCs, including virtual and fallover server technology, local and offsite backup technology, a third party monitored firewall and intrusion detection system, and an anti-malware system. Also during FY2017, we subscribed to Salesforce, a Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Experienced and Cohesive Team

Our investors trust our long-standing sourcing relationships and agile strategies, built upon rigorous fundamental credit research with an emphasis on capital preservation. We believe in an opportunistic and flexible strategy, allowing us to take advantage of sector driven dislocations or idiosyncratic situations. For example, when the wireless/telcom sector became dislocated in 2002, we proactively looked for opportunities in this sector, making four successful control investments. Similarly, we took advantage of dislocations in the auto sector in 2006-2007, the building products sector in 2008-2011, and the consumer products sector in 2009-2012, and at present leveraged energy and commodities companies are being pressured globally by reduced commodity prices.

Our Team

Team

Newport Global Advisors was founded in 2005 by Tim Janszen and Ryan Langdon. The Newport Global Advisors principals have decades of experience investing in leveraged loans, high yield bonds and the alternative asset markets through numerous market cycles.  


Tim Janszen

Co-Founder
Chief Executive Officer
Investment Committee Member

  • Founding member of Newport Global Advisors in 2005 and CEO since inception
  • Responsible for developing Newport Global Advisors’ investment strategies and managing its investment portfolios
  • Member of the Investment and Valuation Committees and has been investing in high yield and distressed debt investments for over 30 years
  • Currently serves on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Glacier Restaurant Group, J. Alexander’s, Autocam Medical, Mesquite Gaming, and Uno Restaurants
  • Prior to founding Newport Global Advisors, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at AIG Global Investment Group, where he was the head of the High Yield Group, overseeing $15 billion of high yield assets. He also oversaw the activities of the AIG Distressed Portfolio and was the lead portfolio manager of all general and separate high yield accounts.
  • Also worked in various senior capacities for American General Investment Management, ICO, Inc. and Pacholder Associates Inc.
  • Received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude, from Xavier University in 1986

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Ryan Langdon

Co-Founder
Senior Managing Director
Investment Committee Member

  • Founding member of Newport Global Advisors in 2005 and Senior Managing Director since inception
  • Responsible for directing investment research, developing core investment strategies and managing investment portfolios
  • Member of the Investment and Valuation Committees and has been investing in high yield and distressed debt investments for over 25 years
  • Currently serves on the board of directors of American Blue Ribbon Holdings, Autocam Medical, Horizon Global Corporation, Mesquite Gaming and Uno Restaurants
  • Prior to founding Newport Global Advisors, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in the High Yield Group of AIG Global Investment Group responsible for managing the AIG Distressed Portfolio and was a senior high yield investment analyst following the telecommunications and cable sectors when he joined the firm.
  • Also worked in various senior capacities for American General Investment Management, ABN AMRO and Pacholder Associates Inc.
  • Received a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Miami University in 1994 and a Master’s in Economics from Miami University in 1995

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Tony Longi

Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Compliance Officer

  • Joined Newport Global Advisors in May 2016
  • Manages internal operations, 3rd party vendor relationships, and client relationships; Responsible for overseeing compliance within NGA and its funds and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Has been investing in high yield investments for over 30 years
  • Prior to joining Newport Global Advisors, worked with Pacholder Associates, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Western & Southern Financial Group, and as the CFO of Trivantis Corporation
  • Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Indiana University in 1987

Scott Powers

Chief Financial Officer

 

  • Joined Newport Global Advisors in March 2010
  • Manages all accounting functions for Newport Global Advisors and its funds
  • Prior to joining Newport Global Advisors, worked as an auditor with Grant Thornton
  • Licensed CPA in the state of Georgia and in process of obtaining his Texas CPA license
  • Graduated from University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received a Master of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 2007

Kevin Roe

Managing Director

 

  • Joined Newport Global Advisors in November 2021
  • Focused on business development and is a member of the investment team
  • Prior to joining Newport Global Advisors, founded Roe Equity Research in 2003, an independent private equity research firm focused on the Telecommunications Services, Media, Cable, and Satellite sectors
  • Prior to founding Roe Equity Research, worked with PaineWebber, then ABN AMRO Inc. as Managing Director and Head of the North American telecom research team
  • Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Political Economy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He also attended the Institute for European Studies at the London School of Economics

Jonathan Steiger, CFA

Senior Analyst

  • Joined Newport Global Advisors in July 2014
  • Responsible for sourcing, researching, and monitoring investments
  • Prior to joining Newport Global Advisors, was an analyst at Walmart under the Sam’s Club division on its planning, integration and strategy team
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance and Accounting

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Jake Mase

Trader

  • Joined Newport Global Advisors in June 2006
  • Responsible for all Firm trading activity, including execution, counterparty relationships, market intelligence, and investment sourcing
  • Prior to joining Newport Global Advisors, worked for AIGGIG’s high yield group as an associate trader
  • Graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002

Amanda Mauz

Senior Accountant

  • Joined Newport Global Advisors in November 2011
  • Supports accounting functions as well as client service
  • Licensed CPA in the state of Texas
  • CAIA Charterholder
  • Graduated from Texas State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of  Business Administration in Accounting

Patty Miller

Executive Assistant

  • Joined Newport Global Advisors in 2006
  • Responsible for office services, organizing office operations and procedures, controlling correspondence, and supporting professional staff
  • Prior to joining Newport Global Advisors, worked for American General and Compaq Computer Company