Brooks has enjoyed over 30 years of investment banking, with extensive experience as an advisor to mid-sized and large corporate companies. Over the course of his career, Brooks has advised clients in transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, securitized debt structuring and placement, equity placement, capital structure optimization, and credit syndication. Brooks specializes in working with companies providing business services across a wide range of sectors including HVAC, Facilities Services, Cell Tower and Wind Farm repair, and Outsourced Manufacturing, and Aviation.
Brooks founded Highland Ridge Capital in 2012 focusing on ownership transition, acquisitions, and capital raises. Beginning in 2018, Highland Ridge began focusing on Corporate Development and Brooks joined The Chicago Corporation where he focused on investment banking. Today, Brooks continues as Managing Director of Highland Ridge and also serves as Managing Director and Head of Business Services Investment Banking at Balmoral Advisors. He began his career at J.P. Morgan Securities and its predecessor companies in Chicago and London, concluding an 18-year tenure as Managing Director.
As an author and editor, Brooks has been published in various periodicals including HVACR Business, HVAC Insider, AIN, Private Jet Card Comparisons, Plastics News, Axial Forum, MiMfg Magazine, TheStreet.com, and the Grand Rapids Business Journal. He earned an M.B.A. in finance and corporate strategy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Michigan.
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