SOURCE: Dresner Partners

May 22, 2007 15:49 ET

Dresner Partners Names Keith Koeneman Vice President

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- Dresner Partners, a leading NASD-registered, middle-market investment bank, announced today that Keith R. Koeneman has joined the firm as vice president.

Mr. Koeneman has 10 years of professional experience, including investment banking, corporate law and venture capital. He has advised on, or personally negotiated, more than thirty transactions ranging from $6 million to $2.3 billion, including mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, private equity, recapitalizations, demutualizations and strategic alliances. Mr. Koeneman has also served as a Board of Director representative for five early-stage, venture-backed companies. Most recently, Mr. Koeneman practiced law at Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP in Chicago where he advised clients on complex private equity, securities and corporate transactions.

Prior to Katten Muchin Rosenmann LLP, Mr. Koeneman's professional experience included senior-level positions with Merrill Lynch, Divine Interventures and Banc of America Securities. At these institutions, Mr. Koeneman focused on advising clients on highly negotiated transactions including mergers and acquisitions and private equity capital raising engagements. His responsibilities included sourcing, negotiating and closing investments, as well as assisting management teams in growing their companies internally and through acquisitions.

"Keith has extensive transaction experience, a wide professional network and great business judgment," said Steven M. Dresner, president of Dresner Partners. "He is a key hire for our growing investment banking team."

"Dresner Partners is a high-quality, client-focused firm. Its core principals of integrity and pursuit of excellence mirror my own. I look forward to tapping into my past deal experience to help fuel the firm's growth. I feel Dresner Partners is a great fit for me and my love of mergers and acquisitions," said Mr. Koeneman.

Mr. Koeneman is active in community affairs and professional associations. He is a member of the President's Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Executives Club of Chicago, Lincoln Park Zoo Auxiliary Board, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Finance Roundtable of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, the Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Koeneman holds a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Northwestern University School of Law, a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.

About Dresner Partners

Dresner Partners is a NASD-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 & acquisition advisory, and valuation and strategic consulting. 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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