GLC Advisors Strengthens Advisory and M&A Expertise with Addition of Senior Bankers
Addition of Several Industry Bankers Including Former St. Charles Capital Professionals Deepens Firm’s Expertise and Relationships Across Technology, FIG, Consumer, Retail and Energy Industries
GLC Advisors & Co., LLC (“GLC Advisors”) is pleased to welcome nine seasoned M&A professionals, including former Partners and professionals of Denver based St. Charles Capital, LLC. The additions extend GLC Advisor’s geographic presence in the Western United States through the opening of the Denver office, and add a nationally-recognized team of tenured and talented M&A professionals.
The Denver-based advisory team will leverage past M&A and investment banking successes and will complement the firm’s existing New York and San Francisco based advisory teams. GLC Advisor’s Denver-based professionals will continue to provide mergers and acquisitions and private capital raising advisory services, as well as corporate valuations and fairness opinions to founder, venture capital, and private equity owned businesses.
In Denver, Adam Haynes and David Bluth will lead GLC Advisors’ efforts in Technology, focusing on Software, Internet and IT services while continuing to build the firm’s technology, media and telecom team. Messrs. Haynes and Bluth, supported by Jim Williams and Anita Lombri, bring together over 100 successful M&A and capital raising transactions totaling over $6 billion in value, and will remain focused exclusively on providing sector focused M&A advisory services to leading middle market technology businesses, nationwide. Having executed successful outcomes for tech leaders for the last 16 years, the team is thrilled to bring its reputation for excellence in execution and industry knowledge to GLC Advisors.
Also in Denver, Adam Fiedor and Michael Richter will lead GLC Advisors’ efforts with Financial Institutions and Specialty Finance companies. Messrs. Fiedor and Richter, supported by Michael Fleschner, bring 30 years of collective corporate finance and investment banking experience and their M&A practice is consistently ranked as one of the most active in the United States by SNL Financial. Their transactional experience includes over 50 successful M&A transactions and financings for Community Banks, financial services companies and SBIC funds.
“Both industry groups in Denver will grow their presence in their respective markets, in the way we did with our previous firm. We’ll leverage our excellent track record of superior client outcomes, as well as our drive to get deals done,” said Mr. Haynes. “Joining a firm with GLCs reputation, global reach, and client relationships, particularly in the middle market, is an extremely exciting opportunity, and we look forward to building a first-class, industry-focused M&A boutique with their assistance and talent,” added Mr. Fiedor.
In New York, Bill Detwiler and Tatyana Donova have joined the GLC Advisors team. Mr. Detwiler will focus on M&A as well as equity and debt private placements and Ms. Donova will focus on advising energy companies. Mr. Detwiler has operating and advisory experience in energy services, consumer and retail sectors, as a strategic advisor, investor and board member. Mr. Detwiler joins GLC Advisors from United Safety Ltd., a global energy safety services company with operations in 20 countries where he served as Chief Investment Officer. Previously, Bill was a founding partner of Three Ocean Partners, a New York-based merchant bank. Prior to Three Ocean, he was a senior managing director and co-head of the Consumer, Retail and Healthcare group at FBR Capital Markets in New York, where he joined after selling Watch Hill Partners to FBR in 2009. Ms. Donova joins from the Energy Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (“BAML”). Prior to joining BAML, Ms. Donova was employed by the Global Industrial Group at Jefferies.
“These professionals are a significant addition to GLC Advisors, as we meaningfully increase the firm’s investment banking footprint. Expanding into industry-focused advisory has been a long-term goal for us and we are pleased to have found the ideal partners to accelerate our growth.,” added Thomas Benninger, Managing Director and the Chairman of GLC Advisors & Co. “We look forward to combining our broader product suite with our new partners’ sector expertise, unmatched reputation and extensive relationships to build on the firm’s long history of success.”
“Finding like-minded professionals, talented and tenured in their practices, who – like GLC – emphasize a culture of collegiality and hard work, is rare. We look forward to helping the new team grow and succeed. We are pleased to have taken this important next step to expand GLC Advisors offerings.” said Soren Reynertson, Managing Director and the Managing General Partner of GLC Advisors & Co., which he co-founded in 2009.