Steve Briggs

Former Associate at Kelso & Co. LP

Steve Briggs

Steve Briggs

Former Associate at Kelso & Co. LP

Biography

Mr. Steven D. Briggs is an Associate at Kelso & Co. LP. He joined Kelso in 2012. He spent the preceding two years in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he spent one year in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Merrill Lynch.Mr. Briggs received a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Marquette University in 2008.

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Principal at Veritas Capital Fund Management LLC

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Former Legal Administrator at Kelso & Co. LP

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Associate at Kelso & Co. LP

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Former Director of Tax at Kelso & Co. LP

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Vice President at Harvest Partners LP

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Vice President at Harvest Partners LP

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Managing Director at Pearl Energy Investment Management LLC

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Vice President of Legal & Compliance & Deputy Compliance Officer at Kelso & Co. LP

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Vice President at Kelso & Co. LP

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Vice President at Kelso & Co. LP

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Steve Briggs
Former Associate at Kelso & Co. LP
Education
Class of 2008

Marquette is a Catholic and Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wis., dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Enrollment: Almost 8,300 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate and professional students; all states and 69 countries represented Undergraduate programs: 77 majors and 65 minors and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law and medicine

Career History
Associate
2012 - 2015

Kelso & Co. seeks to realize significant long-term capital gains by investing in equity, equity-related and other securities and obligations of entities undergoing LBOs and recapitalizations and that require capital for operations or business expansion. Kelso's funds primarily pursue investment opportunities in growing middle-market companies across a broad range of industries. The firm is primarily engaged in the purchase of significant ownership of businesses, including private companies, divisions or subsidiaries of public or private companies, public companies through recapitalizations or going private transactions and significant blocks of stock from public or private companies seeking equity capital or persons seeking liquidity. They focus on a variety of sectors including manufacturing, communications & media, distribution & services. consumer & retail, chemicals, healthcare, energy, textiles & apparel and transportation and logistics.Kelso generally seeks control-oriented equity investments in companies led by strong management teams that are responsible for strategic growth and day-to-day company operations. The firm may take minority stakes in companies, typically in conjunction with board representation or other significant shareholders' rights, or may join with other investors as a member of a control group. They do not engage in hostile acquisitions or substantial dismantling or liquidation of companies. Kelso is a long-term investor, typically retaining equity ownership for five to seven years. Ownership values are realized by a number of exit strategies, including public stock offering, recapitalization, sale back to the company, sale to a financial buyer and sale to a corporate buyer.

Professional
Prior - 2011

Founded in 1969, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is an SEC-registered broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is the primary broker subsidiary of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). They are a member of FINRA. Morgan Stanley & Co. provides debt and equity services including underwriting, M&A advice, securities dealing and brokerage and trade execution. Their client base ranges from large global institutional investors to hedge funds at the cutting edge of innovation in the industry.The firm's Sales & Trading division offers cash and electronic trading platforms where Morgan Stanley acts as principal (including as a market maker) and agent in executing transactions globally in equity and equity-related products. These products include equity swaps, options, warrants and futures overlying individual securities, indices and baskets of securities and other equity-related products. Morgan Stanley's Institutional Equity division is a global leader in the origination, distribution and trading of equity, equity-linked and equity-derivative securities. Their Fixed Income team deals in a diverse range of products including interest rate and currency products, credit products, derivatives and commodities.

Professional
Prior

Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s premier providers of wealth management, securities trading and sales, corporate finance and investment banking services. More than 60,000 professionals in 40 countries combine local market expertise with Merrill Lynch’s substantial global product resources, technology and capital.

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