SOURCE: Butcher Joseph Hayes

Butcher Joseph Hayes

April 05, 2012 12:06 ET

Butcher Joseph Hayes, a Local Investment Bank, Looks to Contribute to the St. Louis Economy

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) - Butcher Joseph Hayes LLC opened its doors for business in the historic Pierre Laclede building on Forsyth Boulevard in Downtown Clayton in July of 2011. The mission of the firm is to provide the finest strategic advisory services to privately held companies and private equity firms. The firm's advisory services cover corporate finance, capital raising and the acquisition or sale of businesses, including acquisitions by Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). When appropriate, the firm also stands ready to invest in its clients to support growth or changes in ownership.

Having won significant client engagements immediately after opening, the firm turned to local universities and recruiters, including Washington University in St. Louis, to build out its team of junior professionals.

Keith Butcher and Joseph Strycharz, two of the three Managing Partners, are alumni of Morgan Stanley. In 2008, they moved to St. Louis to serve as senior executives at Potosi-based Purcell Tire & Rubber and spent the next three years guiding the company through the Great Recession. William Hayes, a Managing Partner based in Charlotte, NC, joined the firm after selling the $2 billion institutional debt fund he founded to Deerfield Capital (Chicago, IL).

The Managing Partners are very excited about contributing to the St. Louis area's economic vibrancy. To that end, the firm has joined the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, the St. Louis Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Heart of America (KS, MO) Chapter of the ESOP Association.

Butcher Joseph Hayes is looking forward to engaging with area business owners. The team truly appreciates that business owners today are operating their companies in a dynamic environment. With uncertainties in the economy and little visibility on tax legislation, the questions of how to raise capital, where to target growth or when to sell have never required more thorough analysis.

Butcher Joseph Hayes is a privately held merchant bank providing strategic advisory services related to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and distressed reorganizations. The firm also provides capital solutions, including principal investment, to middle market companies. The Principals of the firm are among the most experienced advisors in the country on transactions involving an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Headquartered in St. Louis, the firm has a presence in Charlotte, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Raymond J. Tarasi
    Director, Business Development
    7701 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 850
    St. Louis, MO 63105
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