Steve Brooks is partner at NewRoad Capital Partners where he oversees various aspects of the firm’s investment activities. Mr. Brooks has over 18 years experience advising and investing in private companies as well as advising limited partners and funds of funds. Mr. Brooks sits on the investment committees and valuation committees of the firm’s early stage venture capital fund (NewRoad Ventures) and its growth equity fund in partnership with Los Angeles-based Kayne Anderson (Kayne NewRoad Ventures Fund II). Mr. Brooks oversees the firm’s transacting activities and is an active board member of several of the firm’s fund portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Brooks was a partner in the private equity and mergers and acquisitions practice group of Friday Eldredge & Clark, Arkansas’ largest law firm, from 2003 until 2013. Mr. Brooks represented lower middle market issuers across the U.S. in private offerings of securities; structuring private equity funds and offerings; acquisitions and divestitures, as well as partnership and corporate tax matters. From 1995 to 2000, Brooks practiced as a CPA in both the private and public sectors in the tax section of Frost PLLC, Arkansas’ largest public accounting firm and was senior tax accountant with Tyson Foods, Inc.
Mr. Brooks graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law (Fayetteville), Cum Laude, and the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business. Mr. Brooks is a member of the Arkansas and Texas Bar, is admitted to the United States Tax Court and has served as Associate Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court, and is ranked in Chambers USA as one of America’s leading lawyers – Mergers and Acquisitions.