NEW YORK, NY — Stonybrook Capital, an investment and merchant bank firm, focused exclusively on the insurance industry, is pleased to announce that Ravi Arps has been promoted to Managing Director. Mr. Arps, formerly a Director with the firm, joined Stonybrook Capital in 2012 as a co-founder and today is also a member of the Management Board.
In his time at the firm, Mr. Arps has worked on over a half-billion dollars in capital raising and over a quarter billion dollars in M&A transactions. Mr. Arps has developed considerable expertise in placing equity and subordinated debt capital for the mutual insurance sector in general, and advised insurance firms in complex restructuring and M&A assignments.
Joe Scheerer, Principal & Managing Director, commented, “Ravi has been an integral part of our success, and we were thrilled to promote him to Managing Director. It has been my pleasure to watch Mr. Arps grow from a pure execution banker to what is today, a thought leader in the sectors on which he focuses.”
“Ravi is exceptional,” said David Weild, Chairman & CEO of Weild & Co – Stonybrook’s broker-dealer partner – and former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ. “He is an expert in both the insurance and investment banking industries and is the kind of stand-up professional I would want to have as my investment banker. Very few people are more deserving.”
“Ravi has been instrumental in helping Federated implement its inorganic growth strategy,” says Michael Keller, CFO & Board Member of Federated Mutual, a Ward’s Top 50 insurance company. “A key example is the buy-side advisory work he provided for our acquisition of Granite Re, a partnership which has strengthened our firm’s offering in the marketplace. We continue to feel that Ravi treats the needs of our firm as paramount.”
Prior to Stonybrook, Mr. Arps worked for Bridgewater Associates and Booz Allen Hamilton. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree.
About Stonybrook Capital
Stonybrook Capital is a merchant and investment banking firm located in New York City that focuses exclusively on the insurance and reinsurance industry. The Company’s shareholders include its employees and a renowned individual from the reinsurance industry.
Securities transactions are executed through Weild & Co., member FINRA | SIPC.
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