GulfStar Group Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

HOUSTON, TX - December 16, 2015 - In 1990, the founding partners of GulfStar Group ("GulfStar") saw an opportunity to create a dominant investment banking boutique in the Southwest middle market to help Houston entrepreneur and family-owned businesses achieve their objectives and financial success. Today, GulfStar proudly celebrates 25 years of service as one of the leading middle market investment banking firms in the United States. 

"To this day, GulfStar is still driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders and our unwavering commitment to consistently deliver superior results to our clients," said Kent Kahle, co-founder and managing director of GulfStar. "We express our sincerest thanks to our colleagues, clients, employees and friends of the firm for helping us to reach this milestone and level of success in the Houston deal-making community." 

GulfStar's origin dates back to a quarter-century ago when the senior investment bankers of Rotan Mosle, the middle market subsidiary of PaineWebber, acquired its regional investment banking business. Since then, GulfStar has completed over 630 assignments and more than tripled its number of employees and geographic reach by having closed transactions in 32 states and 13 foreign countries. Most importantly, GulfStar has kept an intense focus on its clients' success, helping them complete transactions valued at over $18 billion with private equity firms and strategic buyers from around the world. 

"The firm celebrates its silver anniversary at a very important time in our country's history," said Colt Luedde, managing director of GulfStar. "As the 'Great Transfer' of wealth from baby boomers to their heirs takes place over the next 25 years, GulfStar is well positioned to continue its steadfast commitment to advising middle market business owners for generations to come." 

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

Securities offered through GulfStar Group I, Ltd. an affiliated entity, member FINRA - SIPC