Investment bank Amherst Partners has added two new associates to its staff with the hirings of Ryan McLean and Maxim Ananich. Both are based in the firm’s suburban Detroit office of Birmingham and began work at Amherst last month.
Mr. McLean provides sell-side, buy-side and cross-border transaction advisory services to owners of closely-held businesses. He is also active in strategic assessments, corporate divestitures and fairness opinions. Mr. McLean’s prior industry experience includes financial services; transportation and warehousing; marketing and advertising; automotive suppliers and dealerships; manufacturing; oil and gas; steel; telecommunications; and distribution. Prior to joining Amherst Partners, Mr. McLean served as an Analyst in the dispute advisory and forensic services group at Stout Risius Ross. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Finance from Walsh College.
Mr. Ananich provides restructuring and investment banking services to both public and private companies. His industry experience includes technology, automotive, manufacturing and retail. He is active in providing analysis, business valuations, fairness opinions, due diligence and industry research. Prior to joining Amherst Partners, Mr. Ananich served as an Analyst in the business valuation group of Stout Risius Ross. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Master of Science degree in Accounting, with a specialization in Taxation and Information Systems, from Michigan State. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Amherst provides investment banking services to middle-market companies that have revenues from $10 million to $500 million. The firm’s services include mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and management consulting. Amherst was founded in 1994 by Scott Eisenberg and Bud Aspatore and has completed more than 400 domestic and cross-border transactions exceeding $12 billion in total transaction value. The firm has offices in the Detroit suburbs of Birmingham and Ann Arbor, and a third office in Chicago (www.amherstpartners.com).
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