American Capital hires president of private finance

American Capital has named Brian Graff as president of private finance. His appointment became effective January 1. Graff is currently a senior vice president and senior managing director at the firm. Prior to joining American Capital, Graff was a principal at Odyssey Investments Partners.


BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) (“American Capital” or the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Brian Graff, 49, President, Private Finance, effective January 1, 2015. In his new role, Mr. Graff will be responsible for leading the Company’s private finance investing businesses. At present, Mr. Graff is a Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director of the Company.

“We are extremely pleased to announce that Brian will be heading our private finance businesses in the new year,” said Malon Wilkus, American Capital Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “During his 13 years with American Capital, Brian has consistently demonstrated his deep investment knowledge and leadership skills while managing investments teams in his roles at American Capital. I am confident that as President, Private Finance, he will make even greater contributions to American Capital and its future.”

“I am excited to become a part of American Capital’s senior management team and look forward to taking on new responsibilities and working alongside my colleagues to build on the success of the Company and the Private Finance business,” said Mr. Graff.

Mr. Graff joined American Capital as a Principal in 2001. He has served as a Senior Vice President since 2004 and as a Senior Managing Director since 2008. From 2005 to 2008 he served as a Regional Managing Director and from 2004 to 2005 he served as a Managing Director. Prior to American Capital, he was a Principal of Odyssey Investments Partners, a private equity fund.

American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy & infrastructure and structured products. American Capital manages $21 billion of assets, including assets on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers, with $80 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets). Through an affiliate, American Capital manages publicly traded American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC), American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE) and American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACSF) with approximately $11 billion of total net book value. From its eight offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate, European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $750 million. For further information, please refer to