Our History

In 2010, the genesis of Corsair Merchant Partners Universe was formed on the confluence of three banking, natural resources and energy professionals:  Garry Brown, Founder and Managing Partner of Brown Capital Partners;  Laird Thomas, Founder and Managing Director of LTL Energy;  and  Amon Capps of Founder & President of  International Energy Corporation, Ltd.

With the addition of Mark Hayden (manufacturing & technology) and Eric Williams (project management & infrastructure), the group began to conceptualize and strategize on how to optimize our collective skills, knowledge and extensive relationships in the manufacturing, energy, natural resources, and technology industry sectors.  With a heavy focus on energy, we worked together for a few years advising on oil & gas transactions, clean coal deals, global power plant projects and & technology opportunities.

Upon the untimely passing of Mr. Capps,  we began the process of forming a global banking and financial advisory entity that would be dedicated to a more active role in establishing and helping companies develop in the industries where we can offer considerable value: Manufacturing, Energy, Natural Resources and Technology (i.e. M.E.N.T).  In 2014, given favorable macro industry trends and growing business advisory opportunities, we established Corsair Merchant Partners;  a global boutique merchant banking and energy products advisory firm.

Over the last four years, we have been fully committed to developing our in-house merchant banking funds and expanding our core group of highly-skilled and experienced professionals.