Alignment Credit

Founded in 2014, Alignment Credit provides strategic credit solutions for emerging growth and middle-market companies. We seek to support management teams who share our core values of passion, creativity and transparency, and we excel in delivering innovative solutions uniquely tailored to their needs.

Team Alignment
Vadim Margulis
Managing Partner

Mr. Margulis is the Managing Partner of Alignment Credit. He co-founded Alignment AC to capitalize on his expertise in sourcing, investing, and managing credit and private equity investments. He has more than twenty (20) years in corporate finance and strategy, private credit and equity, management consulting and investment banking, with the leading firms including Equifin Capital, McKinsey, Bear Stearns, KPMG and Accenture. Mr. Margulis possesses a broad industry sector expertise in specialty finance, TMT, retail / consumer, industrial products and healthcare services.

Mr. Margulis received his M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Odessa National University. Mr. Margulis performs Board Observer duties at Alignment portfolio companies and has served on the Boards of Directors of several private companies.

Eric T. Court

Mr. Court is a Principal at Alignment Credit and serves on its Investment Committee. He joined AC in 2018 to leverage his extensive equity and credit underwriting experience, having worked in private equity for over a decade prior to joining AC.

Prior to joining AC, Mr. Court spent three years as a Vice President of Trivergance, a private equity firm focused on the travel, business and consumer services, digital media and technology sectors. Prior to joining Trivergance, Mr. Court was a Vice President at Charterhouse Equity Partners where he focused on leveraged buyout investments in the middle market. At Charterhouse, Mr. Court was responsible for sourcing, executing, overseeing and exiting investments of portfolio companies in the business services, consumer products and services, and healthcare services sectors. Prior to joining Charterhouse, Mr. Court was an Associate at Atlantic Street Capital where his primary responsibilities included the evaluation, execution and monitoring of special situation transactions across a variety of industries. Mr. Court started his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies in the Leveraged Finance Group.

Mr. Court received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

Alex Federbusch
Senior Associate

Mr. Federbusch joined Alignment Credit as a Senior Associate in August 2021. Mr. Federbusch brings over six years of experience in leveraged credit prior to joining AC. His background includes underwriting and research on credits across a wide variety of sectors and spanning the leveraged credit spectrum. Most recently, Mr. Federbusch was an Investment Banking Associate at Deutsche Bank, where he started in 2018. At Deutsche Bank, he was focused on lending, underwriting and portfolio company monitoring for the firm’s Leveraged Finance platform. Mr. Federbusch started his career as a Credit Analyst at Debtwire, a provider of research, data and news on credit markets. At Debtwire, he was responsible for publishing credit research reports on middle market companies with distressed debt. Mr. Federbusch received his BSBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Victor Villalpando

Mr. Villalpando joined Alignment Credit as an Associate in September 2019. Mr. Villalpando was previously an investment banking Associate at MUFG’s Financial Sponsors Group, where he started in 2017. Previously, Mr. Villalpando graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University.