Kent Brown, Managing Director within Headwaters' Debt Advisory Group, brings over 25 years of corporate debt placement and advisory experience having served as the senior banker on 100+ closed corporate debt transactions during his career for both corporate and sponsor-backed clients.
Kent has extensive experience in arranging various forms of middle-market corporate debt, including leveraged loans, asset-based loans, subordinated debt, second-lien and unitranche facilities, syndicated credit facilities, venture debt, equipment leases, private securitizations, sale-leasebacks, and mortgages, among other structures. Client engagements have involved most industry categories, including financial services, healthcare, consumer products and services, retail, technology, industrial, commercial services, and business services, among others. In particular, Kent has gained considerable experience within the Financial Services industry, having completed over 20 engagements involving senior debt, junior debt, equity capital, and M&A transactions for non-bank specialty finance clients within both the commercial and consumer finance sectors.
Previously, Kent was a Managing Director at William Blair & Company, a global investment banking and asset management firm, where he worked for over 25 years within the firm’s corporate debt advisory group. Kent began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. where he worked with corporate clients within both the audit and corporate tax divisions. Kent received an MBA from the University of Chicago, his BS degree from the University of Colorado, and is a CPA (Illinois, inactive).