Paceline Equity Partners Appoints Sterling Donnelly as Head of Investor Relations

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paceline Equity Partners, LLCa Dallas-based private equity manager, today announced that the veteran industry executive Sterling Donnelly joined the firm as Head of Investor Relations. In this new role, Ms. Donnelly will lead Paceline’s fundraising and customer service initiatives.

Ms. Donnelly is uniquely positioned to deliver value to Paceline investors given her experience, which combines investing in complex financial assets, and her in-depth knowledge of today’s investor landscape. She was most recently Managing Director of Business Development at Axonic Capital LLC, where she was responsible for capital formation across various asset classes and liquidity structures, and institutional client relationship management. Prior to Axonic Capital, Ms. Donnelly held several positions within the asset management arm of Lone Star Funds, most recently as Director of Whole Residential Lending and Securities Trading. While at Lone Star Funds, she worked closely with Paceline’s CEO and Chief Investment Officer Sam Loughlin and Leigh Sansone, respectively, in both underwriting and asset management capabilities, with particular focus on transactions involving structured credit securities following the Great Financial Crisis.

Sam Loughlin said, “Sterling is a seasoned and knowledgeable investment professional with deep connections in the investment management industry, and we are delighted to welcome her to Paceline. Having previously worked with Sterling at Lone Star Funds, we are fully aware of her financial acumen and the value she will add to Paceline as we seek to expand our differentiated investment and client solutions platform.

Leigh Sansone added: “Paceline has experienced strong momentum and is well positioned in this environment to seize unique, risk-adjusted investment opportunities and attract top talent. To that end, I am delighted to join Sterling at this exciting time in Paceline’s evolution. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to execute the company’s strategic initiatives and deliver a thoughtful and differentiated customer experience. »

Ms. Donnelly began her career as an analyst in the Financial Analysis and Structured Transactions group at JP Morgan. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.

About Paceline Equity Partners
Paceline is a Dallas-based private equity manager focused on value-oriented, opportunistic, and special-situation investments in private equity, corporate credit, and real assets. The members of Paceline’s management team have an average of 24 years of professional experience. Prior to Paceline’s first fund closing in 2020, the management team worked together for approximately 10 years at a global private equity manager and its subsidiaries. To learn more, please visit

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