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E. Robert Kent III

Managing Director

Bob Kent leads the firm’s coverage of private equity firms.  Prior to joining BGL, Bob served as a managing director in the Financial Sponsors Group at Stifel Investment Banking in Philadelphia.  He has also held various positions in investment banking at Banc of America Securities in San Francisco and Charlotte and at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York.   


A.B., Princeton University 
M.B.A., University of Virginia Darden School of Business; Diploma, London School of Economics


Member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)


Chartered Financial Analyst ® 
Series 7, 24, and 63 Licensed