Michael Levitt is the Chief Executive Officer of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Kayne Anderson manages about $22.5 billion in energy, infrastructure, credit and private equity assets. Mr. Levitt was formerly Vice Chairman of Credit with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Levitt founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Stone Tower Capital LLC, a credit-focused alternative investment management firm that was acquired by Apollo in 2012.
Mr. Levitt has spent his entire 34-year career managing or advising non-investment grade businesses and investing in non-investment grade assets. Previously, Mr. Levitt worked as a partner in the New York office of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated, where he was involved in many of the firm’s media and consumer investments. Prior thereto, Mr. Levitt served as the Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division of Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Levitt began his investment banking career at, and ultimately served as a Managing Director of, Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. Mr. Levitt oversaw the firm’s corporate finance and advisory businesses related to private equity firms and non-investment grade companies.
Mr. Levitt has a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Levitt serves on the University’s Investment Advisory Board.
Board Affiliations (past and present):
Crumbs Bake Shop [CRMBQ]
57th Street General Acquisition Corp.
Alternative Asset Management Acquisition Corp.
AMFM Inc. (iHeart)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
Grupo MVS S.S. de C.V.
Rhythms Net Connections Inv.
Sunrise Television Partners
Everquest Financial Ltd.
Great American Group, Inc. [RILY] StreetZebra
Apollo Credit Mgmt
IDT Corporation [IDT] Norilsk Nickel Mining and Metallurgical Co. [GMKN] Neurologix Inc. [NRGXQ] NEON Communications Group, Inc. (Globix Corp.)
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. [IHRT] Metrocall Holdings, Inc.
CC Media Holdings, Inc. [IHRT] RCN Corporation
Stone Tower Capital, LLC
LIN TV Corp.
Change Technology Partners
El Sitio, Inc.
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Inc.