What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
I was working as an analyst in Huntington Bank’s leveraged finance group. Through that experience and networking with colleagues, I wanted to expand my experiences in the deal-making industry as an investment banker. I wanted to be a part of a team supporting clients and their liquidity objectives.
Tell us about your experience and what was different during the Covid-19?
We were working through a few active deals when COVID-19 began. We worked with our clients to help buyers and lenders get through the additional diligence required. We ultimately maintained our client's objectives and were able to close two deals in April and May 2020 in the height of COVID-19.
Recent most memorable deal I worked on....
Sale of Kennedy Industries to Vessco Holding, a portfolio company of O2 Investment Partners. Due to the cultural alignment, growth synergies, and valuation that significantly exceeded the shareholders' expectations.
Ben advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, and aids in strategic decision making. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, restructuring, and capital sourcing, with a primary focus on buy-side and sell-side transaction advisory services. Ben has completed over 25 transactions and represented nearly $1 billion of transaction value. Simultaneous to deal execution, he is tasked with supporting the growth of UHY Corporate Finance, which added eight professionals and completed nearly 20 transactions since the beginning of the global health crisis.
Education: B.S. in Finance from DePaul University.
Location: UHY Corporate Finance, Detroit, MI, United States.