GulfStar Group has promoted Brian Lobo to managing director.
In his new role, Lobo will be responsible for all aspects of the deal process, including transaction sourcing, structuring, negotiation and execution.
Lobo 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. His experience ranges across a variety of industries (industrials, energy, consumer products, aerospace and business services) and business models (manufacturing, distribution and service).
Prior to joining GulfStar, Lobo 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. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
GulfStar is a 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.