Brown Brothers Promotes Two to Partners

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. has promoted Jared Keyes and Jeffrey Meskin to partner. Keyes joined the firm in 1994 as a corporate banker. He has responsibility for the banking activities of the New York office. Meskin joined in 2000 and works currently as a co-manager of BBH Capital Partners private equity funds.


Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Partners, Jared S. Keyes and Jeffrey B. Meskin, effective January 1, 2011.

Jared S. Keyes joined BBH in 1994 in Boston as a Corporate Banker. He currently has responsibility for the banking activities of the New York office, which include the Commodities Trade Finance Group and the local tri-state corporate banking practice. Prior to moving to New York in 2008, Mr. Keyes had been a Managing Director in the Corporate Banking group in BBH’s Boston office. Earlier in Mr. Keyes’s career, he spent ten years at Bank of Boston where he was an officer in New England Corporate Banking. Mr. Keyes received his BA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 1984, and is fluent in Mandarin. Mr. Keyes is currently on the board of New York City Audubon Society, and Vermont Center for Ecostudies, and also serves on the advisory board of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Jeffrey B. Meskin joined BBH in 2000 as an executive in the Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory group and the 1818 Equity Funds. Since 2007, Mr. Meskin has been a Co-manager of BBH Capital Partners private equity funds and is actively involved in sourcing, evaluating, executing and monitoring investments. He currently sits on the boards of Long Lines, BarrierSafe, Tower Ventures, Noble Systems, Telarix, and Scivantage. Past Board of Directors assignments include Reveal Imaging Technology, Durcon, and Picis. Mr. Meskin worked previously with Coopers & Lybrand and Morgan Keegan & Company, where he was a Director in the Investment Banking division. Mr. Meskin received his BA in Economics with Honors from the University of Wisconsin in 1992 and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University Law School in 1995.

“We are delighted to welcome Jared and Jeff into the Partnership. They are both talented executives who will continue to make valuable contributions to our firm.” said Douglas A. Donahue, Managing Partner.

About Brown Brothers Harriman
Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) is a privately-held financial institution that provides specialized services across its Investor Services, Banking & Advisory, and Investment & Wealth Management businesses. For nearly 200 years, the Firm’s partnership structure and flat organization has produced alignment of interests with its clients and a culture of accountability and independent thinking. Across its businesses, BBH fosters deep and lasting client relationships built on a foundation of integrity, experience, and trust.

BBH’s Corporate Banking business focuses on building commercial banking and corporate finance relationships with privately owned or closely held public companies through all phases of growth. Through its Commodities Trade Finance group, BBH has been an experienced lender to specialty commodity trading merchants for 190 years. BBH’s Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory practice is focused on advising public and private companies at the forefront of their respective industries, including energy, healthcare, infrastructure, software and technology enabled services and telecommunications.

Brown Brothers Harriman Capital Partners (“BBH Capital Partners”), the private equity division of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., typically invests $10 million to $30 million of one-stop junior capital in lower middle market companies, with enterprise values ranging from $20 million to $200 million. By investing in a variety of transactions including management or leveraged buyouts, growth financings, recapitalizations and acquisitions, as well as subordinated debt and equity securities in control and non-control transactions, BBH Capital Partners offers highly customized financing solutions for companies seeking capital.

BBH’s Investment & Wealth Management business provides comprehensive investment programs based on a strong and consistent investment philosophy grounded in bottom-up, fundamentally-derived insights with an objective to preserve capital and enhance purchasing power over the long term. As an institutional asset manager, BBH offers proprietary products in the equities, fixed income and alternatives sectors. As a wealth manager, BBH combines world-class investment management with wealth planning and fiduciary services to clients at the upper end of the wealth spectrum. BBH oversees approximately $39.3 billion in assets1 as an investment manager for individuals and institutions.

BBH’s Investor Services business provides cross border custody, accounting, administration, and execution services in close to 100 markets for many of the world’s leading asset managers and financial institutions. With approximately $3.1 trillion in assets under custody and administration1, BBH is consistently ranked among the world’s top global custodians, asset administrators, foreign exchange, and securities lending providers2.

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