Stephens Promotes Two to Senior Associate

The Stephens Group has promoted Rob Dickinson and Jens Talbert to Senior Associate.

“We are pleased to recognize Jens’ and Rob’s hard work and efforts with promotions,” said Witt Stephens, Chairman and CEO of The Stephens Group. “Since joining the firm, they have been key members of our investment team focused on both evaluating new investment opportunities and supporting our management partners with value creation initiatives. We are excited to promote from within and we look forward to their contributions going forward.”

Before joining The Stephens Group in 2018, Mr. Dickinson worked in the investment banking division of Stifel in its New York City office. During his time there, he worked on numerous M&A and financing transactions across multiple verticals in the consumer and retail sectors.

Prior to joining The Stephens Group in 2020, Mr. Talbert was an associate at The Riverside Company where he assisted in the evaluation and execution of investment opportunities, performed transaction due diligence, and monitored portfolio companies. Before joining Riverside, he was an investment banking analyst at Stephens Inc. where he worked on a variety of M&A transactions across multiple industry verticals.

Little Rock, Arkansas-based The Stephens Group is a family-office that makes both minority and control investments in public and privately held companies. Sectors of interest include industrial and commercial products and services, specialty distribution, technology infrastructure, and tech-enabled services, B2B food and beverage, and consumer products.

In a recent transaction, closed in July 2020, Stephens continued the build of its Catalyst Acoustics Group (CAG) with the buy of Fräsch, a Texas-based maker of polyester wall panels, ceiling treatments, baffles, dividers, partitions, and acoustic lighting. This was the fifth add-on acquisition for CAG since being formed through the buy of Sound Seal in March 2019 from Hamilton Robinson.

Private Equity Professional | September 16, 2020

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