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Dresner Partners Hires Brian Graves as Managing Director


CHICAGO – May 29, 2013 – Dresner Partners announced today that it has hired Brian Graves as Managing Director.  Mr. Graves has more than 20 years of experience working with senior executives, board members, business owners and private equity groups. 

He 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.  Mr. Graves’ expertise covers a wide 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 M. 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.”

“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’ 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 such leading institutional investment groups as Citibank Asset Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management in addition to leading Fortune 1000 companies, middle-market companies and privately held high-growth early- to mid-stage companies.  He has also been a guest speaker on a wide range of growth strategy, management practices and turnaround topics.

Mr. Graves holds an M.B.A. with a Specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor.

About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.  Founded more than twenty years ago, Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions, valuations and strategic consulting services.  Dresner Partners is also a member of IMAP, an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms.  Its affiliate company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor relations.   More information is available at www.dresnerpartners.com.

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