This excerpt taken from the NEWS 10-K filed Mar 10, 2009.
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Board of Directors
NewStar Financial, Inc.:
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the registration statements on Form S-8 (No. 333-139330 and 333-139331) and Form S-3 (No. 333-150581) of NewStar Financial, Inc. of our reports dated March 10, 2009, with respect to the consolidated balance sheets of NewStar Financial, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2008 and 2007, and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders equity, and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2008, and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2008, which reports appears in the December 31, 2008 annual report on Form 10-K of NewStar Financial, Inc.
/s/ KPMG LLP
March 10, 2009