Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Managing Director
Co-Head, Private Funds Group
+44 (0) 20 7747 6615

Mr. Brown is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Private Funds Group. He is based in the firm’s London office.

Mr. Brown was formerly a Managing Partner of BearTooth Advisors, a private equity placement agent, which he co-founded in 2014. BearTooth quickly grew to be a leading boutique with a successful track record advising a variety of private equity and private credit managers prior to its acquisition by Houlihan Lokey in 2018.

Prior to co-founding BearTooth, Mr. Brown was a Managing Director/Partner and Global Head of Marketing & Limited Partner Services for Advent International. Prior to Advent, he was a Managing Director/Partner at The Carlyle Group, where he focused on North American fundraising and investor relations. Mr. Brown joined Carlyle in 1999 and, during his tenure there, raised capital for the firm’s investment partnerships, including funds and co-investments. He was actively involved in product development, fund formation, and marketing strategy for these partnerships. Mr. Brown also served on the firm’s Investor Relations Coordinating Committee, focusing on new fund initiatives, capital formation, and limited partner relationships. Prior to Carlyle, he was a Vice President in the Private Equity Group at Merrill Lynch from 1994 to 1999. There, he was responsible for raising private equity, real estate, hedge fund, co-investment capital, and direct private placements for almost 100 transactions.

Mr. Brown holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.


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