Orix USA said Tuesday that Brian Kerr has joined the ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity team as a Director based in Philadelphia. Kerr was previously a Managing Director with Cornerstone Capital Holdings.
DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ORIX USA is pleased to announce the expansion of the ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity (“OMPE”) team.
With more than 19 years of financial industry experience, Brian Kerr joins OMPE as a Director based in Philadelphia. In his new role, Kerr will be responsible for developing new and existing relationships primarily in the Midwest and eastern half of the U.S. In addition, Kerr will assist in underwriting investment opportunities, as well as with portfolio company management.
Previously, Kerr was a Managing Director with Cornerstone Capital Holdings and also with Penn Mezzanine and Stifel Investment Banking. He received a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, the Fuqua School of Business.
“We are pleased to have Brian join our team to establish a dedicated presence on the East Coast,” said Jeff Sangalis, Managing Director and Group Head of OMPE. “Brian’s financial experience, strategic thinking skills and network of relationships in the private equity community are very complementary. We are excited to have him as part of our team.”
ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity
ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity offers a variety of junior debt and equity financing options for lower mid- to middle-market companies throughout North America. Typical investments range from $10 million to $30 million, with the capacity to grow. Investments are in a wide variety of industries and transaction types including buyouts and acquisitions, growth financings, recapitalizations and special situations. Investing the firm’s own proprietary capital has allowed for a flexible and long-term approach to investments that are often not afforded by traditional investment firms. ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity is a business unit of ORIX USA (www.orix.com), a Dallas-based financial services firm known for providing innovative capital solutions that clients need to propel their business to the next level. With more than 500 employees spanning nearly 20 offices across the U.S. and Brazil, ORIX USA and its family of companies hold $6 billion of assets and manage an additional $29 billion, approximately. Its parent company, ORIX Corporation, is a Tokyo-based, publicly owned international financial services company with operations in 36 countries and regions worldwide. ORIX Corporation is listed on the Tokyo (8591) and New York Stock Exchanges (IX). For more information on ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity, visit www.orixmpe.com.