Norwest Mezzanine Partners Names Sean Stevens as its Newest Investment Partner

April 06, 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota – Norwest Mezzanine Partners (NMP), a leading middle market junior capital investment firm, has announced that Sean Stevens has joined its firm as Partner.

John Hogan, NMP Partner, stated, “On behalf of the entire firm, we are thrilled to welcome Sean to our team. He is a great addition, and we look forward to levering his extensive sponsor relationships and deal experience.”

Prior to joining NMP, Sean was a member of KKR’s middle market financing group in New York where he was focused primarily on third-party sponsor coverage. He was active in all facets of the transaction process, including sourcing, structuring and executing capital markets transactions. Prior to KKR, Sean was a managing director in the financial sponsors groups at Bank of America and KeyBanc. Over the course of his 18 year career in finance, Sean has held deal positions at Mezzanine Management, Morgan Stanley and Chase Securities.

Sean commented on his new role at NMP. “I am excited to join the NMP team. This is a remarkable opportunity to work alongside a talented team of seasoned mezzanine investors who partner with outstanding equity sponsors to build businesses and drive value creation. I look forward to connecting our firm and its resources to my longstanding relationships.”

Founded in 2000, NMP invests between $20 million-$75 million of junior capital to support private equity-sponsored middle market transactions. Delivering flexible solutions and reliable financial capacity, NMP is committed to partnering with private equity firms to help them build companies and create value. NMP has raised $2.2 billion in capital since inception, including the recently closed Norwest Mezzanine Partners IV, LP with $800 million in commitments.

Carter Balfour, NMP Partner, stated, “We measure our firm’s success by the success of our sponsor partners and their portfolio companies. Strengthening our team with Sean expands our bandwidth to broaden our reach to sponsors and grow our portfolio of junior capital investments.”