Brooks, Houghton & Co. was founded in 1989 with a single devotion to assisting middle market companies in meeting their capital requirements. Our direct investment experience in middle market companies, through a series of subordinated debt funds, affords us a specialized skill and network of relationships that are unique to the marketplace. Highlights in our firm's history include:
The firm launches BHC Interim Funding LP to provide subordinated debt to middle market companies.
BHC Interim Fund II LP is established.
BHC Interim Funding III LP is established.
Brooks Houghton & Co. celebrates its 25th year as a merchant bank dedicated to the middle market in the United States.
BHC Interim Funding LP changes its name to BHC Capital Partners and adds three new partners as it expands its presence in the marketplace.
Why BHC Capital Partners
Experience: Broad experience in industry sectors and financing structures.
Committed Capital: Lend-and-hold strategy allows us to support and grow with a company over time.
Process: Investment committee process engineered to avoid any late surprises.
Certainty of Closing: No external or third-party approvals required.
Timing: Close within 4 weeks of an initial meeting with the principals.
Members of Senior Management each have an average of 25 years of investing experience and have executed over 500 transactions.
Deane Driscoll is the Managing Member and Chief Operating Officer of BHC Capital Partners, and serves as a member of the Advisor’s Investment Committee. Since 2004 Mr. Driscoll served in similar capacities for the three predecessor funds managed by the Advisor. Prior to that Mr. Driscoll has held senior underwriting, syndications and originations positions with GE Capital, BankBoston Business Credit, The CIT Group and Fleet Bank.
Mr. Driscoll has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of senior and subordinated lending, with a particular focus on junior lien and mezzanine financings. Mr. Driscoll also serves on the Board of Directors of several companies in the Advisor’s portfolio.
Mr. Driscoll earned a BA degree in economics from Villanova University and holds Series 79 and 63 FINRA registrations.
During a career that spans over 30 years, Mr. Dunetz has closed over $85 billion in a wide variety of cash flow and asset based financings. Mr. Dunetz has particular expertise in subordinated financings and has closed financings in a wide range of industries.
Mr. Dunetz spent most of his career at the international law firm at Mayer Brown, where he was a banking partner. Mr. Dunetz is currently the senior banking partner at Dentons LLP, the world's largest law firm. Mr. Dunetz is recognized by the International Finance Law Review as among the top finance attorneys in the world.
Mr. Dunetz received his BS degree in Labor Relations and JD degree from Cornell University. Mr. Dunetz holds Series 79 and 63 FINRA registrations.
Mr. Land is the Founder and President of Clear Landing Capital, which formed in May 2016. From 2010 to April 2016, Mr. Land served as Head of Citigroup’s credit products, loan markets and leveraged lending for the US Commercial Bank. During his tenure at Citigroup Mr. Land increased committed capital from $1 billion to over $7 billion and oversaw the development of a team that grew to 60 professionals across front office and middle office functions.
Principal investing experience of Mr. Land includes senior origination roles at Cerberus Capital Management, Citi Special Situations Group, Incyte Capital and Macquarie Corporate & Asset Finance. Mr. Land served 15 years as an investment banker in the Citigroup corporate and investment bank in a variety of senior investment and corporate banking roles. Mr. Land also raised over $100 billion in capital for clients as lead arranger, underwriter and/or investor.
Mr. Land earned his BA from Carleton College with Honors; MBA in Finance, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University SAIS, including studies at the Bologna Center. Mr. Land holds Series 7 and 63 FINRA registrations.
George J. Psomas is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Originations of BHC Capital Partners, and also serves as a member of the Advisor’s Investment Committee. Mr. Psomas is a 30 year veteran of the asset based lending industry, with a long track record of sourcing and closing senior and junior secured loans in the middle market space.
Mr. Psomas spent more than half of his career at Congress Financial (later Wachovia Capital Finance) and since 2008 he has served in senior origination roles at RBS Citizens Business Capital, Alostar Business Credit and Ares Commercial Finance. He is also the Founder and President of, Maple Street Advisors, providing advisory services for M&A and capital formation. Mr. Psomas has also held senior roles in the Commercial Finance Association and the Turnaround Management Association.
Mr. Psomas earned a BS degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and is a holder of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.
Andrew Shiftan is a Senior Managing Director of BHC Capital Partners and also serves as a member of the Advisor’s Investment Committee. Mr. Shiftan focuses on sourcing and executing new investment opportunities as well as the monitoring of portfolio companies, the same roles he has had since 2007 with respect to the predecessor funds managed by the Advisor. Mr. Shiftan also serves on the Board of Directors of several companies in the Advisor’s portfolio.
Mr. Shiftan brings over 20 years experience in corporate finance, M&A and debt and equity underwriting for both private and public companies. Previously, Mr. Shiftan served as a Managing Director within the Corporate Finance Department of Morgan Joseph & Co., Head of Investment Banking at CapitalKey Advisors LLC, a subsidiary of CapitalIQ Inc., and held various roles at KPMG Corporate Finance LLC, and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.
Mr. Shiftan received an MBA with Honors from Fordham University, earned a BA degree from the University of Virginia and holds Series 24, 7 and 63 FINRA registrations.