US Global M&A partners enhance Food & Beverage coverage

  • mar. 2007

US Global M&A partner Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL)
has announced a significant enhancement of its Food & Beverage
Group, with the addition of Glen Clarke as managing director and
head of the firm’s dedicated sector group.

“We could not be more pleased to have an investment
banker with Glen’s industry experience and excellent
reputation join our firm”,
said Scott Lang, CEO of
BGL. “The food and beverage industry has been an
increasingly important focus of ours, and with the leadership of a
veteran like Glen and the other professional resources we are
committing to this industry, we expect this will be one of our
fastest growing sectors”.

Clarke joins BGL’s Chicago office from Harris Nesbitt, the
U.S. investment banking division of Bank of Montreal, where he was
managing director and head of the bank’s diversified food
group. Leslie Nolan, who worked closely with Clarke at Harris
Nesbitt, also joins BGL’s Chicago office as an associate in
the Food & Beverage group. The group is augmented by other BGL
veterans, including Bill Watkins, director, and Charles F. Fultz,
vice president.

Patrick Groarke, head of Livingstone’s Food team adds,
“This represents a further bolstering of the
resources devoted to the food & beverage sector within Global
M&A and we look forward to continuing to work closely with BGL
and our other partners around the world within this rapidly
globalizing sector”.

The primary focus of Global M&A’s Food & Beverage
Group is to deliver to middle market companies, valued between $20
million and $250 million, high quality investment banking services
including acquisitions, divestments and equity and debt capital
raising.

“The middle market segment of the food and beverage
industry is vast, dynamic and increasingly multi-national, yet it
has traditionally been covered by advisers who are generalists
without much international reach,”
said Clarke.
“We feel a dedicated industry effort with experienced
and knowledgeable investment bankers – who have extensive
relationships throughout the food industry around the world – will
significantly differentiate Global M&A’s practice from
the competition”.

The Food & Beverage sector will be featured at the forthcoming
3rd Annual Global M&A Conference in Boston on 8 and 9 May, at
which up to 300 M&A directors and private equity investors will
be gathering to discuss cross-border deal making in the middle
market.

Andrea St. Hill
Tel: 020 7474 47908
Email: asthill@livingstonepartners.co.uk


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