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Posted June 21, 2018

GulfStar Announces Brian Lobo as Leader of New Debt Advisory Group

HOUSTON, June 21, 2018 – GulfStar Group (GulfStar), a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston, is pleased to announce the formation of a dedicated Debt Advisory Group that will be led by Managing Director Brian Lobo.

“Throughout GulfStar’s 27-year history, we have developed deep relationships with hundreds of lenders who are active in the middle market,” said Brian Lobo. “We intend to leverage those relationships and the knowledge of each lender’s appetite to assist our clients in achieving their capital raising objectives with innovative financing solutions.”

The Debt Advisory Group will focus on providing the following services to both private equity groups and privately-owned businesses:

•  Acquisition Financings (LBOs and add-ons)
•  Sell-Side Financings (stapled)
•  Dividend Recapitalizations
•  Refinancing Existing Facilities
•  Expansion Capital

Since joining GulfStar in 2006, Brian has been involved in the successful closing of more than 50 assignments, including sell-side and buy-side M&A, recapitalizations, and debt and equity private placements. His experience ranges across a variety of industries, including industrials, energy, consumer products, aerospace, business services, manufacturing, and distribution. Prior to joining GulfStar, Brian worked in the New York office of Lazard Middle Market, where he represented private equity-backed and privately-owned companies in M&A transactions, primarily in the consumer and automotive industries.

About GulfStar Group
GulfStar is a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston. GulfStar specializes in providing merger and acquisition advisory services, institutional private placements of equity and debt, and general corporate finance advisory services to companies with revenues or enterprise values generally ranging from $25 million to $350 million. Since its formation in 1990, GulfStar has completed approximately 675 transactions in 34 states and 16 foreign countries across a variety of industries.

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Houston, Texas 77002


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