FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IMAP EXPANDS ITS GLOBAL REACH WITH DRESNER PARTNERS
Preeminent middle-market M&A advisor expands its capabilities
to connect buyers and sellers throughout the world
TAMPA, Fla. and CHICAGO – July 21, 2008 – IMAP is pleased to announce that is has selected Chicago-based Dresner Partners to help serve its U.S. and international clients. Dresner Partners joins 57 other IMAP firms with 101 offices in 35 countries throughout North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Australia and Asia.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dresner Partners as our newest U.S. member,” said Mark Esbeck, president of IMAP. “Dresner Partners has a strong transaction record serving a variety of clients ranging from entrepreneurs and generational family businesses to international corporations and institutional investors. The firm’s standards for client service and satisfaction represent the best of what the U.S. M&A advisory market has to offer.”
Founded in 1991 by Steven M. Dresner, Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered middle-market investment bank that provides financial advisory services to companies with operations in the U.S. and internationally. The firm provides an array of services including mergers and acquisitions, institutional private placements of debt and equity, and valuation and strategic consulting services. Dresner Partners has experienced specialists in the areas of basic industrials, business services, consumer products, health care, metals, private equity and specialty industries. To date, Dresner Partners and its professionals have completed more than 300 middle-market transactions.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be admitted to IMAP,” said Steven M. Dresner, president and founder of Dresner Partners. “IMAP delivers superior levels of service and quality to all segments of the global middle market. We look forward to working closely with our IMAP partners to help clients around the globe achieve their merger and acquisition objectives.”
In 2007, IMAP member firms completed 254 transactions with an aggregate transaction value of $9.95 billion. 64 of these transactions were cross-border closings which involved collaboration between member advisors to connect buyers and sellers throughout the world. According to Thomson Financial league tables for middle market advisors, IMAP ranked No. 4 globally in 2007 for transactions up to $50 million in value. IMAP also ranked No. 12 for completed transactions up to $500 million for the same period.
The International Network of M&A Partners (IMAP) is an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms. Formed in 1973, IMAP is comprised of 57 firms with 101 offices in 35 countries including North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Australia, and Asia. IMAP member firms completed 254 transactions in 2007 with an aggregate transaction value of $9.95 billion. IMAP advisors provide strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture and related corporate finance services. Sellers of mid-size companies and corporate acquirers alike rely upon IMAP for essential local market knowledge and industry expertise delivered with unparalleled global reach. More information is available at www.imap.com.
About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1991, Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers throughout the United States, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions, and valuation and strategic consulting services. Its affiliate company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in investor and public relations. More information is available via the Internet at www.dresnerpartners.com.
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IMAP Contact: Mark Esbeck, President, (813) 507-6728, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dresner Contact: Steven M. Dresner, President, (312) 726-3600, email@example.com
Media Contact: David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7204, firstname.lastname@example.org