GulfStar Group Promotes Brian Lobo to Managing Director
HOUSTON, January 19, 2017 - GulfStar Group (GulfStar) is pleased to announce that Brian Lobo has been promoted to managing director.
In his new role, Brian will be responsible for all aspects of the deal process, including transaction sourcing, structuring, negotiation and execution. He will also serve as an integral part of the firm's business development efforts.
Brian joined GulfStar in 2006 and was promoted within the organization several times over the years, most recently serving as senior vice president. Since joining the firm, he has been involved in the successful closing of more than 45 assignments, including sell-side and buy-side M&A, recapitalizations, and debt and equity private placements. Brian's experience ranges across a variety of industries (industrials, energy, consumer products, aerospace and business services) and business models (manufacturing, distribution and service).
"For more than a decade Brian has been instrumental to the growth and success of GulfStar," said Kent Kahle, co-founder and managing director of GulfStar. "This promotion is a well-deserved recognition of the dedication he has to the firm and the significant contribution he has made over the years. The partners of GulfStar are excited to see the continued development of the next generation of leadership for the firm."
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. Previously, Brian was an analyst in the corporate treasury group of Advanced Micro Device, Inc. (AMD). Brian received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
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 650 assignments in 32 states and 16 foreign countries across a variety of industries. Securities offered through GulfStar Group I, Ltd. an affiliated entity, member FINRA - SIPC.