GulfStar Group Announces New Technology Practice Leader

(HOUSTON, TX) August 20, 2015 -- GulfStar Group, a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston, is pleased to announce that Roshan Gummattira will lead its Technology Practice. 

Roshan, who was recently promoted from senior vice president to managing director, has seven years of middle-market technology investment banking experience, including more than $6 billion of equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory transactions for software, IT services and other technology-enabled businesses. 

"This is an exciting time to be a part of the fast-paced, high growth technology industry," said Kent Kahle, managing director of GulfStar. "We look forward to broadening our presence in the technology sector under Roshan's leadership." 

Gulfstar's team will focus its efforts on technology companies with enterprise values ranging from $25 million to $350 million. Specific services include placement of capital and sale to a strategic or financial buyer. GulfStar's most recent closed technology industry transactions include the sale of Internet America to JAB Broadband and the sale of CDB Software, Inc. to BMC Software. 

Prior to joining GulfStar, Roshan was a vice president in the technology investment banking group at JMP Securities in San Francisco, where he provided advisory and financing services to private and public technology companies. Previously, Roshan worked as a software engineer at Texas Instruments. Roshan received a Master of Business Administration from the Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas, a Master of Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rice University. 

Contact Information
Roshan Gummattira
Managing Director

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 630 transactions in 32 states and 13 foreign countries across a variety of industries. 

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