Fred Buffone is a Partner at Freedom 3 Capital and has more than 25 years of experience in middle market finance including sourcing, structuring and syndication of private credit. Mr. Buffone’s primary responsibilities will be managing the Manager’s relationships with investors in new and existing funds and syndication of co-investments. Mr. Buffone has been involved with over 100 different companies syndicating several billion dollars of investments.
Most recently, Mr. Buffone was a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for Fifth Street Asset Management where he was responsible for the origination of capital markets and club investments, providing market and investment intelligence to the firm and syndication of private credit to co-investors. Mr. Buffone has held similar roles at TD Securities, Jefferies & Company, Berenson Minella & Company and CIBC World Markets, where Mr. Buffone and Freedom 3 CIO, Jason Block, began their professional career beginning in 1994.
Early in his career, Mr. Buffone was an Analyst at Manufacturers Hanover Trust where he completed their Credit Training Program. Mr. Buffone attended Boston University’s London Internship Program and received his B.S. in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University.