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Visitors to the Brightstar Capital Partners Website are requested to read the following information and Privacy Notice:

Brightstar Capital Partners is an investment adviser registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

All information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. Nothing on this website is to be construed as a solicitation to offer investment advice or services. Information about investing in a Brightstar Capital Partners fund is only available in the form of private placement memoranda and other offering documents. These documents contain information to help investors evaluate Brightstar Capital Partners funds’ investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses, among other factors, before considering an investment. Further information about Brightstar Capital Partners is also available in Form ADV Part 2, filed with the SEC.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results and no representation is made that an investor will or is likely to achieve results that are similar to those of Brightstar Capital Partners’ previous funds or investments.

Certain links, including links to portfolio company websites, are provided on this website. These links are provided as a convenience and do not imply Brightstar Capital Partners’ sponsorship or approval of any of these websites or their content. Brightstar Capital Partners has no control over or responsibility for other websites that may be accessible from this website, the contents thereof, their security or privacy policies, or any products/services that may be offered by them. If you access any third party website through this website or because it is referred to in this website, you do so at your own risk. Links to or from this website do not constitute an endorsement by Brightstar Capital Partners of the parties or businesses which are so linked, nor do they necessarily indicate any affiliation between us and such parties or businesses.

Testimonials of senior partners/portfolio company executives are provided to demonstrate the benefits of working with the Brightstar Capital Partners Team. They are not provided to solicit limited partners in a Brightstar Capital Partners Fund. Some operating partners/executives featured in the testimonials may also have an interest in a Brightstar Capital Partners Fund; such senior partner’s/executive’s testimonial is not offered on the basis of being an investor in a Brightstar Capital Partners Fund but rather as a senior partner/executive who works with the Brightstar Capital Partners Team. Additionally, Brightstar Capital Partners senior partners are compensated for their work with Brightstar Capital Partners.

Note on Senior Partners: Senior Partners are an integral component of the Firm’s strategy. Senior Partners provide operational experience, strategic insight and mentoring of management teams. They have extensive networks in their industries of experience, their communities and their circles of influence which enable them to help source new opportunities. Certain Senior Partners have extensive investment experience as well and will sit on the Firm’s investment committee and/or the boards of portfolio companies. Brightstar’s Senior Partners generally are limited partners of Brightstar (i.e., the Firm itself) who have broad business and investing experience and will generally provide assistance to Brightstar, the Partnership and its Portfolio Investments on a less than full-time basis. Senior Partners are not employees of Brightstar but will generally be extensively involved in the Partnership’s and Firm’s activities. Senior Partners will, for so long as they remain actively involved in the Partnership’s and Brightstar’s affairs, be considered “affiliates” of Brightstar for purposes of the Management Fee offset provisions of the Partnership Agreement. However, because the Senior Partners have outside business activities and other endeavors (including those in the private equity and asset management industries), they will not be considered “affiliates” of Brightstar for purposes of the Partnership Agreement’s restriction on formation of other funds, allocation of investments away from the Partnership and related conflict provisions. The nature of the relationship with each Senior Partner and the amount of time devoted or required to be devoted by them will vary considerably. In certain cases, they will provide Brightstar with industry-specific insights, assist in transaction due diligence, make introductions to and provide reference checks on management teams. In other cases, they may take on more extensive roles and serve as executives or directors on the boards of Portfolio Companies or contribute to the origination of new investment opportunities. Senior Partners will have the ability to co-invest alongside the Partnership pursuant to the General Partner’s annual side-by-side co-investment rights. Brightstar may have formal arrangements with these Senior Partners (which may or may not be terminable upon notice by any party), and in other cases the relationships may be more informal. There can be no assurance that any of the Senior Partners will continue to serve in such roles and / or continue their arrangements with Brightstar, the Partnership and / or any Portfolio Companies throughout the term of the Partnership.


Brightstar Capital Partners collects personal data about you from your use of this website. We are a controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and process Personal Data provided by you through your use of our website. This Privacy Notice explains how we collect Personal Data obtained from you through your use of our website.

  1. What Personal Data do we collect?
  2. Personal Data is any information relating to you or that we can otherwise link to you. The Personal Data we collect on this website may include your name, email address, address and other contact information.

    We may also collect information about your use of the website when you enter and browse the website through the use of “cookies,” web server logs and other electronic tools. This information may include, without limitation, the number and frequency of your visits to the website, the websites accessed before and after you visit the website, the internet browsers used by you and your IP addresses.

  3. How do we collect Personal Data?
  4. We collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide to us, such as through forms you choose to submit to contact us to obtain more information about Brightstar. We may also collect Personal Data through the use of a cookie on our website.This Privacy Notice does not address our privacy practices with respect to any Personal Data we may collect from an investor in funds that we sponsor or manage. We address these practices in separate notices to investors as required by law.

  5. How do we use your Personal Data?
  6. We use the Personal Data we collect from you on our website for communication purposes, such as (i) to send you information about Brightstar and (ii) to maintain our list of contacts.

  7. Why do we process your Personal Data?
  8. We process your Personal Data for communication and marketing purposes.

  9. What legal basis do we use to process your Personal Data?
  10. We rely on our legitimate business interests in maintaining business relationships and communicating about Brightstar’s business.

  11. Is it necessary to provide Personal Data?
  12. You are not required to submit information to us through this website. However, we may collect cookies, which do not require your consent.

  13. With whom do we share your Personal Data?
  14. We will not share your Personal Data with third parties except in the context of those third parties acting as data processors. For example, we may use a customer relationship manager software platform to organize our business contacts, and your Personal Data may reside on that software. Where relevant, we will ensure that contractual safeguards are implemented with these third-party data processors to ensure the protection of your Personal Data.

  15. How long do we retain your Personal Data?
  16. Your Personal Data will be retained for as long as you are a business contact to us, or longer as required by applicable law. Your Personal Data may be deleted when it is no longer relevant or when you withdraw consent (see below), again within the parameters of applicable law. You may unsubscribe at any time from communications from us, and we will cease sending you further communications.

  17. What are my rights with respect to my personal data?
  18. You have the right to know what Personal Data we process about you and have the right to obtain specific information about such Personal Data and to request a copy of your Personal Data, free of charge. You are also entitled to correct or supplement inaccurate Personal Data without delay, unless the request is excessive or unfounded. You have the right to request that your Personal Data be deleted if it is no longer necessary for the purposes it was originally collected or processed, subject to applicable law. You have the right to restrict processing of your Personal Data in some circumstances, subject to any legal obligations of Brightstar Capital Partners. You have the right to receive your Personal Data in a machine-readable format and request a transfer of the Personal Data to another party responsible for data processing to the extent that the processing was carried out by automated means. You have the right to object to processing your Personal Data for marketing purposes and the right to opt out of such marketing. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority.

  19. What security do we have in place over your personal data?
  20. Brightstar Capital Partners has implemented appropriate technical security measures to help protect your Personal Data against loss and to safeguard your Personal Data against access by unauthorized persons. We consider the protection of sensitive information to be a sound business practice, and to that end we employ physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your Personal Data obtained through use on this website.

  21. What are our procedures in the event of a breach to your Personal Data?
  22. In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Personal Data, we will notify the applicable supervisory authority in the European Union within 72 hours of discovering the breach, unless the breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. We will also notify each affected subject of a breach without undue delay if the breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. We are not required to notify you of a breach if the breached data is encrypted, if we have taken measures, such as wiping the data remotely, and such breach is unlikely to result in a material adverse effect, or if providing notice requires disproportionate efforts, in which case a public communication should be made, rather than notice to each person.

  23. Updates to this privacy statement
  24. This Privacy Notice was updated in May 2018. We may amend this notice from time to time to reflect changes in our practices with respect to the processing of Personal Data or changes in applicable law.

  25. Contact information
  26. If you have any questions about how we process your Personal Data, please contact us at