G. Kent Kahle

Managing Director

Kent is a co-founder of GulfStar and has more than 35 years of investment banking experience, having successfully managed in excess of 150 M&A and financing transactions in a variety of industries. Prior to 1990, he was a Senior Vice President and Director of Rotan Mosle Inc. (1982 to 1990) and Manager of Investor Relations at Geosource Inc., an NYSE oil services company (1977 to 1980). Previously, Kent worked in the President Ford Administration as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of the Interior and the Counselor to the President (1975 to 1977). Kent has also served on more than 15 public and private company boards in the energy, industrial, healthcare, environmental, financial, consumer and nonprofit sectors.

Recent Transactions

    • John M. Floyd & Associates, Inc.
      has been acquired by

      Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc.

    • Tanknology Inc.
      Has Been Recapitalized By

      Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners

    • New Century Software, Inc.
      Has Been Acquired By

      MISTRAS Group

    • GDS Holding, Inc.
      Has Been Acquired By

      Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC

    • Trinity Steel
      Trinity Steel Fabricators

      Has Been Acquired by Patriot Erectors

    • Patriot Erectors, Inc.
      Has Completed a Majority Recapitalization With

      Hillstar Capital & Ranch Creek Partners

Recent Transactions

  • John M. Floyd & Associates, Inc.
    has been acquired by

    Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc.

  • Tanknology Inc.
    Has Been Recapitalized By

    Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners

  • New Century Software, Inc.
    Has Been Acquired By

    MISTRAS Group

  • GDS Holding, Inc.
    Has Been Acquired By

    Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC

  • Trinity Steel
    Trinity Steel Fabricators

    Has Been Acquired by Patriot Erectors

  • Patriot Erectors, Inc.
    Has Completed a Majority Recapitalization With

    Hillstar Capital & Ranch Creek Partners