Eric Barton


Mr. Barton joined Hancock Capital Management in 2017. He is responsible for originating and evaluating investment opportunities in support of the acquisition and growth capital needs of the firm’s private equity clients.  

Mr. Barton has spent over 20 years evaluating and structuring investment opportunities across a variety of asset classes (senior, mezz and equity). Prior to HCM, Mr. Barton served in the origination and underwriting functions at Crescent Capital and NewStar Leveraged Finance. Prior to NewStar, Mr. Barton was the Head of Portfolio Management & Research for Mesirow Investment Management Partners where he helped lead the formation of a joint venture between Mesirow Financial and Mubadala Development Company in the United Arab Emirates. Prior to Mesirow, Mr. Barton held investment positions at CapX Partners and Deutsche Bank Asset Management.

  • Illinois State University, BA, Mathematics
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA