John Rakowski Joins Clearsight Advisors

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Clearsight continues expansion of its investment banking team with seasoned M&A expert.

John Rakowski

Having worked with John at both Houlihan Lokey and Deutsche Bank, I can attest to his expertise and experience in guiding client’s through the intricate nuances of successfully completing an M&A transaction. In addition, John is a true team player.

Business Services and Technology investment bank, Clearsight Advisors, announced today that John Rakowski has joined as a Director. Rakowski brings more than 15 years of financial advisory and transaction experience with private and public companies to Clearsight’s clients. Mr. Rakowski joins Clearsight from Carl Marks Advisory Group where he executed M&A and Financial Restructuring transactions. Prior to this, Mr. Rakowski served as a vice president with Houlihan Lokey’s Business Services Practice where he worked with both Joel Kallett and Greg Treger, co-founders of Clearsight, to successfully build a strong investment banking coverage and execution team. Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Rakowski was a member of both Deutsche Bank’s and Lehman Brothers’ Technology M&A teams.

“We are thrilled to add John to the growing team at Clearsight”, emphasized Clearsight Co-founder and Managing Director, Joel Kallett. “Having worked with John at both Houlihan Lokey and Deutsche Bank, I can attest to his expertise and experience in guiding client’s through the intricate nuances of successfully completing an M&A transaction or growth financing. In addition, John is a true team player and an advisor with the utmost integrity. In keeping with our strategy of building long-term relationships with our clients and providing the best advice and counsel to better enable them to achieve their strategic and financial objectives, I can think of no better addition to our team.”

Mr. Rakowski has advised on numerous M&A and financing transactions in both the Business Services and Technology sectors in which Clearsight focuses. He has advised on transactions with market leading investors and strategic acquirors including, The Carlyle Group, Audax Partners, Deloitte, Nextel, RR Donnelley, and Symantec to name a few. Mr. Rakowski earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

“I am excited to rejoin Joel, Greg and the rest of the Clearsight team” said Rakowski. “…and look forward to building an investment bank that is committed to providing trusted, industry focused advice in an effort to help our clients realize their full potential. I believe there is a substantial opportunity to provide top tier advice to market leading business services and technology growth companies. While we are active nationally in our chosen sectors, I see a tremendous need for a non-government contractor focused investment bank in the DC metro area. Both the local market and our clients in this region are enthusiastic about the Clearsight service offering.”

About Clearsight Advisors
Clearsight Advisors is an independent merchant banking firm dedicated to providing world-class M&A and capital raising solutions exclusively to growth-oriented Business and Technology services companies. Clearsight combines deep market insights across software, services and data with vertical expertise in financial technology, public sector technology and education technology. This market knowledge combined with superior strategic and financial advice allows Clearsight to act as a catalyst, enabling entrepreneurs, private equity owners and board of directors to successfully advance their vision. The Clearsight team has executed M&A transactions ranging in size from $20 million to over $2 billion.

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