Penn Capital is a boutique, SEC registered investment management firm that specializes in the leveraged finance market – the credit and equity of non-investment grade companies.

Penn Capital distinctly integrates credit and equity research with a Complete Capital Structure Analysis®. We believe this approach offers an advantage in the identification of mispriced securities, capital structure catalysts and risk mitigation. We offer clients access to investment strategies through public mutual funds and custom managed accounts.


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Acquisition Enhances Seaport Global’s Asset Management Footprint

July 18, 2024, New York, NY – Seaport Global Holdings LLC (Seaport Global), a leading capital markets firm, announced its newly formed subsidiary, SGAM Advisors LLC, has become the majority equity owner of Penn Capital Management Company, Inc. (Penn Capital), an equities and corporate debt fund manager and SR Alternative Credit LLC (SRAC), a private debt fund manager. The closing took place on July 3, 2024.

The acquisitions will expand Seaport Global’s investment in the asset management vertical with greater than $2 billion of assets under management. In addition, SGAM Advisors has added five new employees to its distribution and client services team. The priority will be to leverage and further enhance distribution capacity for these managers and grow their assets under management.

“We are excited to partner with Seaport, a strong financial institution, which will support our clients and foster future growth,” said Eric Green, CIO of Penn Capital.

Peter Faigl, CIO of SR Alternative Credit, added, “We look forward to working with a partner that understands our investment strategy, is native to the nature of the assets we invest in, and has a history of supporting boutique asset manager like ours.”

Michael Meagher, CEO of Seaport Global, said, “Seaport is delighted to partner with Penn Capital and SRAC. Our platform is uniquely suited to provide resources to Penn Capital and SRAC during the next phase of development. We believe that reinvesting in the business positions these firms for profitable growth, empowering us to achieve our collective goals.”

About Seaport Global
Seaport Global Holdings LLC is a leading capital markets and asset management firm providing robust sales, trading and research services and the resources of a full-service investment bank. Seaport Global combines its extensive knowledge, solid relationships and deep distribution platform to service its clients’ sophisticated business requirements. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices across the US and Europe. Visit to learn more.

About Penn Capital
Penn Capital Management LLC is a boutique SEC registered investment management firm based in Philadelphia, PA. Penn Capital manages multiple investment styles that leverage coverage of publicly traded companies in the micro- to mid-capitalization range, as well as companies that issue non-investment grade debt. Visit to learn more.

About SR Alternative Credit
SR Alternative Credit LLC is a boutique SEC registered investment management firm based in Darien, CT. SR Alternative Credit manages multiple funds invested in senior-secured lower-middle market asset-backed loans. Visit to learn more

Joan Nash Wade
Corporate Affairs Director 
Seaport Global Holdings LLC

Our Story

Founded in 1987, Penn Capital specializes in the fundamental, bottom-up research of underfollowed, speculative grade companies.

Our Community

Through our foundation, programs and support of other organizations, we are dedicated to being a partner in our community. We believe firm success should be measured not only by investment performance, but by the positive impact we make to the community.

Our Strategies

We pair qualitative research with quantitative risk management to target market inefficiencies with high conviction. We believe our capacity constraint, discipline and specialization allows us to provide clients with durable sources of alpha and downside protection potential.


Penn Capital credit strategies seek durable high income with downside protection. The strategies pair fundamental, bottom-up research with quantitative risk management to actively target relative value, quality and other credit factors with high conviction. The strategies maintain capacity integrity, establishing a liquidity advantage versus larger managers and ETFs. This allows for more effective building of portfolios and selling on our terms.

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Penn Capital equity strategies seek to optimize the risk-return potential of small to mid cap stocks. The strategies pair fundamental, bottom-up research with quantitative risk management to actively target equities exhibiting positive capital structure catalysts. Penn Capital’s Complete Capital Structure Analysis® seeks to gain an informational advantage on companies exhibiting inefficient pricing and low research coverage.

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SGAM Advisors LLC, Becomes Managing Member of Penn Capital and SR Alternative Credit

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2Q24 Penn Capital Credit Commentary

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2Q24 Penn Capital Equity Commentary

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4Q23 Credit Commentary

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