Pharus was founded in 2001 by partners bringing a breadth of experience across banking, consulting, corporate development, private equity and operations. The idea was simple: to provide senior-level transaction advice to high-growth companies. The market reaction was very positive, as Pharus was seen to be filling-in the space created when many of the traditional growth-oriented investment banks were acquired by larger institutions throughout the late 1990’s.
Pharus has steadily grown without accepting any form of outside capital. As a partner-owned firm, we can assure our clients that we are conflict-free and 100% focused on providing core investment banking advisory services.
Since founding, we have steadily expanded our team, adding an outstanding team of experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Our diverse experience enables us to provide advice above-and-beyond that of traditional transaction-focused firms.
“Pharus” is Latin for lighthouse, originally from the Greek (Φάρος). Pharos is the small island off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, where Sostratus of Cnidos built the family lighthouse in 290 BCE. The lighthouse stood 100m tall and it became one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. We felt the lighthouse metaphor was appropriate given our role in guiding companies through complex M&A and capital raising engagements.
If you would like to learn more about Pharus, please reach out to one of our founding partners, Ken or Mike.