Spurrier Capital Partners is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Griffiths as a Managing Director. Brian will lead SCP’s expansion into Europe and will also add to the Firm’s existing Communications and Infrastructure Software efforts. Brian is a highly accomplished Technology executive with over 30 years of experience in the investment banking and corporate sectors. Over the course of his illustrious career, Brian has advised on a myriad of strategic and capital-raising transactions with many leading Technology companies globally. He has significant domain expertise within the Technology sector, as well as extensive international and cross-border M&A execution experience.
Brian, along with SCP Founder Clark Spurrier, was a founding member of the J.P. Morgan Technology Group in 1994. After J.P. Morgan, Brian and Clark teamed up at Morgan Stanley, where they played influential roles within Morgan Stanley’s Global Technology Group. Brian later moved to London, where he helped build the Morgan Stanley Technology practice across Europe.
Brian has served as Co-Head of the Global Technology Group at Deutsche Bank, Co-Head of European TMT and Head of the European Technology Group at Credit Suisse, and was a Senior Managing Director in the Technology Group at Guggenheim Partners. Most recently, Brian was the Chief Financial Officer at Skorpios Technologies, where he was heavily involved in nearly every aspect of the Company’s operations in addition to managing the finance and accounting functions.
Brian earned a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University (Magna Cum Laude), a Master of Science in Accounting from New York University, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Brian has worked on strategic transactions and financings with leading Technology companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, ASML, Avaya, CommScope, HP, Intel, Interxion, Kaspersky Lab, Motorola Solutions, Nokia, Nuance, NXP, Ribbon Communications, SAP, TE Connectivity, Texas Instruments, and Xerox.
Brian has also closed deals with many prominent Private Equity firms including Advent International, Apax, Bain Capital, Carlyle, Francisco Partners, Hellman & Friedman, KKR, Marlin Equity, One Equity Partners, Permira, Silver Lake, Siris Capital, and TPG.
His extensive industry experience and knowledge of leading European Technology companies will enable SCP to further augment its cross-border capabilities.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brian to the team and I personally look forward to working alongside him once again,” stated Clark Spurrier, Founder and CEO of Spurrier Capital Partners. “Brian’s deep sector expertise and global perspective will be a tremendous asset to the Firm. After a record year in 2019, we look forward to strengthening SCP’s international presence with Brian leading that effort.”
“Ten years ago, it was exciting to see Clark create a Firm with such a differentiated approach,” Brian Griffiths added. “Now fully established, I am thrilled to work with this elite team to advance the Firm’s expansion and further SCP’s cross-border activity. The client-first Consigliere Approach is also a very good fit with my relationship-banking style.”