Since 2000, Lightyear Capital has provided private equity capital to a broad spectrum of companies across the financial services industry. With over $2.5 billion of capital raised, its seeks to leverage its sector-focused expertise and market insights to create value in its portfolio for its investors. Lightyear is a specialist in financial services, a dynamic and diverse industry representing as much as 20% of the US economy. Financial services is opportunity-rich but often-overlooked: regulatory, tax, accounting, and business model complexities all require expertise. Lightyear Capital's knowledge, gained over a decade in financial services, positions it well to navigate the opportunities of this specialized space. Having completed over 35 investments since 2000 through its affiliated investment funds, the Lightyear team has extensive experience investing in and managing financial institutions.