Colt is a Managing Director with GulfStar Group Investment Bankers. Colt has 29 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. Throughout his career, Colt has completed more than 150 merger and acquisition transactions helping entrepreneurs obtain liquidity via the sale of their business to either a strategic buyer or to a private equity firm. In addition, he has completed numerous merger and acquisition advisory assignments helping business owners expand their business by acquiring other companies and, in many cases, has also raised the capital required to complete the acquisition via the private placement of both equity and debt. He has deep transactional experience advising the owners of manufacturing, distribution, service and software businesses in the industrial and energy sectors of the economy. He has also worked extensively in other sectors such as aerospace, business services and consumer. Colt serves on the board of, and is a past-president of, the Association for Corporate Growth (Houston Chapter). Additionally, he is a former board member of the Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance at The University of Texas at Austin.