Alex Brown is a Vice President for the Private Equity team of Commerce Street Investment Management. Since joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Brown has had an active role in five of the firm’s private equity funds and has participated in more than $140 million in capital transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side. He is actively involved in deal sourcing, investment analysis and due diligence, and is a member of the team that advises the general partner on transaction recommendations. Mr. Brown also manages more than $200 million in the firm’s asset allocation models for separate accounts and sponsored retirement plans.
In addition to working for the private equity team, Mr. Brown works with the Corporate Investment Banking team where he provides analytical support on sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, fairness opinions, capital raises, and distressed bank and asset management advisory. Mr. Brown is responsible for the development of projection and merger models, pro forma and valuation analysis, and assisting in running deal processes. He is also involved in the preparation of offering memoranda and management/board presentations.
Mr. Brown has been named to the 2019 National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) 40 Under Forty List. NACVA is a global, professional association that delivers training from the nation’s leading experts in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, fraud risk management, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, fair value, healthcare consulting, and exit strategies.
Mr. Brown graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Mississippi, with majors in Managerial Finance and Bank Finance. He was a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and achieved membership into Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and was selected as “Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges.” He also served as president of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was elected as the Senior Class Treasurer.
He is a registered representative and holds FINRA Series 7, 66 and 79 licenses. Mr. Brown is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).