Brookside Capital Partners is pleased to announce the promotions of Neil J. Shah to Partner, Conor M. Hickey, CPA to Chief Financial Officer, Terence Kuo to Senior Associate and Louis V. Mollet to Associate. In addition, the Company is delighted to announce that Arianne M. Fort has joined the Firm as an Associate.

“We are very proud of the investment team we are building at Brookside Capital Partners” said David D. Buttolph, Founder and Managing Partner. “Each of these individuals who were promoted has made significant contributions to the Firm and demonstrated the dedication, investment expertise and values that are important to our partnership. We are pleased to acknowledge their contributions with these promotions. And we are thrilled that Arianne has become the newest member of our investment team. Arianne’s background and experience make her a great fit for our team and a valuable resource to our partnership as we continue to build out a first-class investment team to support our growth.”

Neil J. Shah, Partner, joined Brookside Capital Partners in 2010. His responsibilities include the origination, evaluation, structuring and execution of new investments and portfolio management. He serves as a board member or board observer for numerous portfolio companies. Prior to joining Brookside, Neil was a Credit Analyst in the Investment Banking Commodities Finance team at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. He was also an Assistant Vice President in Merrill Lynch’s Middle Market Leveraged Finance Group. Neil graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and received his MBA with Distinction from Cornell University.
Conor M. Hickey, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, joined Brookside Capital Partners in 2019. His responsibilities include the Firm’s accounting, Small Business Administration compliance, investor reporting, treasury and financial planning functions. Prior to joining Brookside, Conor was the Controller of Sagard Holdings, a multi-strategy alternative asset manager, and was also a Senior Associate in KPMG’s audit practice. Conor holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley College.
Terence Kuo, Senior Associate, joined Brookside Capital Partners in 2017. His responsibilities include underwriting new investments and portfolio management. Prior to joining Brookside, Terence completed internships at Rosecliff Ventures, an early-stage investment firm, and Engineers Gate, a quantitative-focused hedge fund. Terence graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Louis V. Mollet, Associate, joined Brookside Capital Partners in 2020. His responsibilities include underwriting new investments and portfolio management. Prior to joining Brookside, Louis was an Intern at Covington Associates, a Boston-based Healthcare Investment Bank, where he worked on both buy-side and sell-side engagements. Louis was also an Intern at Brookside Capital Partners. Louis graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Economics.
Arianne M. Fort, Associate, joined Brookside Capital Partners in February 2022 as an Associate. Her responsibilities include underwriting new investments and portfolio management. Prior to joining Brookside, Arianne was an Investment Analyst at H.I.G. Capital, H.I.G. WhiteHorse where she assisted in the underwriting of credit investment opportunities and covered a portfolio of leveraged loans across a range of industries, including Business Services, Technology, Healthcare and Education. Arianne graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a Minor in Law & Legal Reasoning as well as a Master of Science in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

About Brookside Capital Partners

Founded in 2001, Brookside Capital Partners has invested over $1 billion across four funds. The Firm is a leading provider of debt and minority equity to small and mid-sized companies throughout the United States. We invest in both sponsored and non-sponsored transactions, providing flexible capital solutions to support buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions and growth capital.

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