Seeks Experienced Deal Maker for its Growing Manufacturing Practice

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Investment bank seeks a managing director for the firm’s manufacturing merger and acquisition practice.

Investment bank Seeks Managing Director for its Manufacturing M&A Practice is currently seeking an experienced managing director for its manufacturing merger and acquisition practice. The new managing director will have substantial experience working in the manufacturing sector, as well as experience supporting clients on both the buy and sell sides of mergers and acquisitions.’s current search seeks a candidate who understands the current manufacturing landscape in North America and worldwide.

As Director of Nate Nead observes, “Historically, mergers and acquisitions in the manufacturing sector were driven by a more or less predictable factors, including a desire to expand into new territory, but as the manufacturing sector continues to restructure, the merger and acquisition landscape is changing too.” For this reason, Nead emphasizes that’s future director of manufacturing needs to be a game changer: “We’re looking for someone who has the experience and the foresight required to guide manufacturers through the mergers and acquisition process in the twenty-first century, which looks very different than it did only a few decades ago.”’s manufacturing practice is a growing division within the firm and one that is poised to continue expanding over the coming years. “While not as active as some industries, capital investments in manufacturing continue to rise,” says Nead. But Nead adds, “There are some areas of manufacturing that are experiencing major growth—medical technology companies, for example, continue to look for ways to acquire allied businesses in an effort to reach a broader market.” Nead further explains, “Whether a manufacturer’s focus is medical technologies, textiles or plastics, they are under pressure to rethink how and where they are doing business—this is necessary to remain efficient. has a strong track record of working with a wide range of manufacturers to raise capital and oversee acquisitions that can help established players expand and remain current and assist new players on the market.” offers a range of services to its clients, including raising capital, providing buy- and sell-side merger and acquisition assistance, and advice on succession planning. Like its software, real estate, and oil and gas divisions,’s manufacturing practice continues to grow. Nead emphasizes, “For some manufacturers, staying in the game at this point requires downscaling and for others, it means expanding but with the right strategy—either way, there’s a demand for advisors who can support manufacturers on both the buy and sell side of M&As. Our incoming managing director will be someone who has substantial experience on both sides of the equation, and the leadership skills needed to support our firm’s manufacturing merger and acquisition practice team.”


A subsidiary of Merit Harbor Group, LLC, is a full-service investment bank that supports clients across the middle market. With offices in Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Phoenix, Portland, Los Angeles and Princeton,’s advisors provide strategic advisory on selling companies, raising capital and expansion-focused acquisitions. also holds expertise financing, business valuations and public offerings.’s experienced advisors work across sectors, including real estate, healthcare, oil and gas, consumer goods, media, software, transportation and logistics and manufacturing.

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