“The hiring of both Dennis and Charlie is indicative of Keystone’s desire to significantly grow our middle market transaction activity, as well as to provide more support to our partner companies,” said Kent Dauten, Managing Director of Keystone. “These hires bring Keystone’s total staff to eleven, which is indicative of our belief in the future of our business.”
Mr. Howe will be a member of Keystone’s operations group. In this role, he will be active supporting the management teams of Keystone’s portfolio companies with operational, strategic, and other initiatives. Prior to joining Keystone, Mr. Howe was with Danaher Corporation as Vice President of Business Management and Product Planning for Videojet and Vice President and General Manager of Thomson Linear Components. His previous experience includes working for The Boston Consulting Group on strategy assignments for industrial, financial and consumer goods clients, and at BASF Corporation working as an Operations Manager and as a Product Development engineer.
Mr. Shreve’s primary focus will be in Keystone’s acquisition and business development group, with responsibility for identification, sourcing, and execution of new acquisition and investment opportunities for Keystone and its partner companies. Prior to joining Keystone, Mr. Shreve worked as an investment banking analyst in the industrials group at Jefferies & Co. While with Jefferies, he focused on mergers and acquisitions, debt financings and equity raises for public and private companies. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Shreve worked as an investment banking analyst at Cowen Group.
Keystone Capital invests in middle market companies with EBITDAs of $3 million to $15 million that are market leaders in niche, mature industries. Sectors of interest include niche manufacturing, industrial technology, food products and packaging, healthcare products and services, business and professional services. Keystone Capital manages in excess of $200 million in investment capital and is based in Chicago (www.keystonecapital.com).
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