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Dresner Partners

April 28, 2010 11:22 ET

Dresner Partners Names Kevin McMurchy Senior Managing Director

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) - Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank and IMAP member, announced today that Kevin W. McMurchy has joined the firm as a senior managing director. In his new role, Mr. McMurchy will focus on middle-market transactions within the financial services and insurance industries.

"The addition of Kevin McMurchy strengthens Dresner Partners' capabilities in the financial services and insurances industries," said Steven M. Dresner, president of Dresner Partners. "Financial services, in particular, is in a unique position and we believe it is ripe with opportunity to create value for our clients. We look forward to working closely with Kevin to help expand our growing middle-market leadership." 

Mr. McMurchy has more than 25 years of professional experience, including mergers and acquisitions, valuations, solvency opinions, fairness opinions and financial restructuring transactions. Most recently, Mr. McMurchy served as a managing director with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin's Financial Institutions Group. During his tenure with Houlihan Lokey, Mr. McMurchy focused on financial services and insurance markets, and advised public and private clients on transactions ranging from $50 million to $500 million. He led transactions for major, domestic and global, financial services and insurance companies, working primarily in mergers and acquisitions, as well as transaction opinions and restructuring.

"Dresner Partners has established itself as a leader in middle-market M&A advisory services, with outstanding client service and successful transactions in virtually every industry category," said Mr. McMurchy. "I look forward to working closely with Steve Dresner and the rest of the management team to help the firm and its clients reach new heights in 2010. The financial services industry has returned from the brink and I plan on being aggressive in helping troubled companies survive and established companies thrive."

Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Mr. McMurchy was a managing director with Keefe, Bruyette and Woods (KBW). During his six-year tenure with KBW, Mr. McMurchy focused on the equity and debt capital market, and strategic merger and acquisition requirements of specialty property and casualty insurance companies in the personal/commercial; standard and non-standard auto/trucking; mortgage/title; and financial guaranty insurance segments. He also initiated and managed merger and acquisition advisory (Domestic and Cross-Border) for commercial banking and diversified financial services companies.

Mr. McMurchy holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and a Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) in Economics from Harvard University. 

About Dresner Partners
Dresner Partners is a FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1991, Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions, valuations and strategic consulting services. Dresner Partners is also a member of IMAP, an exclusive global organization of leading merger and acquisition advisory firms. Its affiliate company, Dresner Corporate Services, is a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor relations. More information is available at www.dresnerpartners.com or www.imap.com/locations/office.cfm?OfficeID=416

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