Cheryl Boyd, Partner

Ms. Boyd has over 30 years of lending experience, including loan structuring, underwriting, portfolio management, syndications and debt restructuring. Ms. Boyd specializes in leveraged lending, mergers and acquisitions and recapitalizations utilizing both cash flow and asset-based structures. Her experience also includes dealing with troubled loans and debt restructuring. Ms. Boyd worked at Chatham Capital from 2004 to 2011, and prior to rejoining Chatham Capital in 2016, she was a Senior Vice President at Regions Bank and acted as lead on several significant Agented transactions. Prior to 2004, she was a Director at Wachovia Securities in the Capital Finance Unit, where she was instrumental in several lead-bank relationships across a broad array of industries. Ms. Boyd also held a variety of positions with GE Capital over 10 years, including Vice President for the National Healthcare Group where she supervised all portfolio and underwriting activities for healthcare transactions led by GE Capital Commercial Finance. During her tenure at Regions, GE Capital and Wachovia, no principal loss was ever incurred on any loans underwritten by her, and she had one of the highest conversion rates of deals underwritten to deals approved within GE Capital Commercial Finance. Prior to GE Capital, Ms. Boyd worked at Heller Financial underwriting senior and junior debt and as an auditor performing due diligence activities. Ms. Boyd also worked for Maryland National, specializing in asset-based lending to smaller companies. Ms. Boyd holds a B.A. in Economics with honors from Georgia Southern University. She also completed the accounting curriculum at Georgia State University and passed the CPA exam on her first sitting.

Investment Criteria

Atlantic Street Capital seeks opportunities with established and fundamentally sound companies that will benefit from capital investment and value-adding strategic and operational initiatives. We take companies to the next level whether they are smaller enterprises looking to develop into market leading businesses, or companies facing operational or financial difficulties.

The following summarizes our investment criteria:


Industry Focus

  • Consumer Products and Services
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Business Services
  • Basic Manufacturing

Company Profile

  • Fundamentally sound, established companies
  • Revenues between $25 to $150 million
  • Headquartered in the U.S. or Canada

Company Situations

  • Desire to develop from niche industry player to regional or national leader
  • Ownership or management transition
  • Financial and/or operationally challenged
  • Other business and/or transactional challenges


Transaction Types

  • Buyouts
  • Recapitalizations
  • Corporate carve-outs
  • Restructurings
  • Bankruptcies

Investment Structure

  • Investment between $5 million to $20 million of equity including platform and add-on acquisitions
  • Common stock / preferred stock / debt + warrants
  • Board control; >50% equity ownership
  • Investment horizon of 2 to 4 years

For more insight, please contact

Grant Marcks

What to Exspect

Before Investment

  • Meet with Atlantic Street team and introduce key management personnel
  • Share current business processes and company operations
  • Jointly align goals and objectives
  • Discuss and reach mutually agreeable target price
  • Enter into exclusivity period
  • Atlantic Street conducts deep due diligence
  • Collaborate on post acquisition operational plan
  • Complete financing and close deal

  • After Investment

  • Preserve company culture and maintain core values
  • Communicate regularly with Atlantic Street team
  • Define business strategy and key initiatives
  • Establish steering committee and performance reporting process
  • Recruit new hires to fill critical needs
  • Implement post acquisition operational plan
  • Identify and execute infrastructure investments
  • Develop incentive compensation programs

  • Ongoing Partnership

  • Refine business strategy
  • Implement strategic, operational and organizational improvements
  • Develop and carry out acquisition strategy
  • Deploy capital as required to expand capacity and enhance technology and systems
  • Measure performance