Leadership

Kevin Griffin

CEO & CIO, MGG Investment Group


Kevin Griffin founded MGG Investment Group in 2014 and is the CEO and CIO of the firm.
 
Prior to launching MGG, Kevin was a Managing Director with Highbridge Principal Strategies, where he was a senior member of the Specialty Lending Platform and a Member of the Highbridge Credit Committee. Previously Kevin was the Head of Private Investing for Octavian Funds, a $1.4 billion hedge fund focused on global investing across debt and equity structures. Before Octavian, Kevin was part of Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG) in charge of originating and underwriting investment opportunities for the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund. Prior to Fortress, Kevin was an investor with one of the first publicly traded BDCs, American Capital (NASDAQ: ACAS), where he was involved in numerous equity buyout and subordinated debt investments. He began his career. with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin’s Investment Banking Division, focusing primarily on distressed M&A and financial restructurings.
 
During his 20-year career, Kevin has originated and invested over $5 billion across the capital structure of middle market businesses, including distressed and 363 bankruptcy purchases, and has led all structuring and legal documentation with a focus on capital preservation and protecting rights in bankruptcy. Post-investment, he has sat on numerous boards of directors and has implemented various restructuring changes and targeted distressed and opportunistic acquisition opportunities.
 
The M&A Advisor in May 2015 named Kevin a winner of its 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award.

Kevin earned his BSBA in Finance from Georgetown University.