Managing Director, Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage
Intrepid Investment Bankers
Steve Nelson is a managing director and head of the Financial Sponsors Group at Intrepid Investment Bankers. Since launching the Financial Sponsors coverage practice, Nelson has established deep relationships across the middle-market financial sponsor landscape which has led to these clients retaining Intrepid for sell-side, buy-side, and capital markets mandates.
Before joining Intrepid, Nelson spent the first 15+ years of his career executing M&A transactions on behalf of both entrepreneurs and private equity firms across the consumer, industrial, healthcare, and business services sectors. During his tenure at Wells Fargo, he helped lead the firm’s Industrial sell-side M&A franchise and in 2020 alone, he originated and executed over $2 billion in Enterprise Value for clients, including the $1.7 billion sale of Open Systems International, Inc. to Emerson and the sale of Pacur, Inc. to Gryphon Investors. Other notable transactions include the sales of Equipment Depot to Mitsubishi Logisnext.