Michael Levitt is the chief executive officer of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. Mr. Levitt was formerly a vice chairman and partner with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Levitt founded and served as chairman, CEO and CIO 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 advising or investing in non-investment grade businesses and investing in alternative assets. Prior to founding Stone Tower, Mr. Levitt worked as a partner at the private equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated, where he was involved in 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 Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., where he oversaw corporate finance and advisory businesses related to private equity firms and non-investment grade companies.
Mr. Levitt has a B.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan. Mr. Levitt serves on the University’s Investment Advisory Board.