Dresner Partners Hires Brian Graves as Managing Director

Dresner Partners Hires Brian Graves as Managing Director

Dresner Partners has hired Brian Graves as a new Managing Director. Mr. Graves has more than 20 years of experience working with senior executives, board members, business owners and private equity groups.

“Dresner Partners is perfectly aligned with my focus of working with middle market and private equity firms,” said Mr. Graves. “I am excited about the opportunity to leverage my strategic advisory approach for M&A, capital restructuring and institutional investing with our investment bank’s global market access.”

Mr. Graves has advised senior executives and institutional investors across most economic sectors, including business and financial services, consumer products, e-learning, energy, healthcare, industrials and technology. His expertise covers a range of strategic growth, divestiture, turnaround, merger and capital raising initiatives, and he has advised clients on M&A, investment and capital structure opportunities ranging from $15 million to over $800 million.

“We are very pleased to have Brian join our firm,” said Steven Dresner, President of Dresner Partners. “His experience as an M&A advisor, strategy consultant, investment executive and operating leader has provided him with a strong background that will benefit the growth and success of our firm.”

Mr. Graves’ experience includes leadership and advisory roles with Ernst & Young’s Strategic Advisory Services, Credit Suisse’s HOLT Value Group, Mesirow Financial and Motorola. He has advised investment groups, Fortune 1000 companies, middle-market companies and privately held companies. Mr. Graves has an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions, valuations and strategic consulting services. Sectors of interest include consumer, food, healthcare, technology, education, financial services and industrials. The firm was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Chicago with and additional office in New York (www.dresnerpartners.com).

© 2013 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 5-30-13

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