Dresner Partners, a leading FINRA-registered, middle-market investment bank and IMAP member firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital raising and valuations to closely-held, family-owned public and sponsor-backed middle market companies for over 25 years, is pleased to announce that Christopher Kampe has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Consumer and Retail Practice.
Christopher Kampe has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. Prior to Dresner Partners, Mr. Kampe served as a Managing Director at Tully & Holland, a boutique investment bank dedicated to the consumer sector. Previously, he was a Director in the investment banking subsidiary of Grant Thornton, where he also covered the consumer sector. Before joining Grant Thornton, he held various positions in the retail industry coverage group at Fleet Bank, then the third largest debt arranger for the retail industry. Mr. Kampe's representative clients at Fleet Bank included Gap stores, Casual Male, Boscov's department stores, Bon-Ton department stores, Federated department stores, Ethan Allen, American stores, DeMoulas, A&P, Rite Aid, Trader Joe's, and Wawa.
Mr. Kampe has been widely quoted on consumer and retail sector mergers and acquisitions in several publications including Time Magazine, Women's Wear Daily, Shopping Centers Today, Sporting Goods Business, The B.O.S.S. Report, Home Furnishings News, Chain Store Age, Multi-Channel Merchant, Dow Jones News Wire, Mergers & Acquisitions Report, The Deal, and Factset Flashwire.
Steven M. Dresner, President of Dresner Partners and Vice Chairman of IMAP said
"We are excited to have Chris join our Consumer and Retail Practice. His more than 25 years of experience working in apparel, catalog, food and beverage, footwear, lawn and garden, household products, internet retail, sporting goods, and more make him an excellent addition to our team. Also adding Boston to our existing presence in Chicago, New York City, Fort Lauderdale, Irvine, and Palo Alto, will further enhance our service to clients in the Northeast."
Mr. Kampe added
"I am delighted to join Dresner Partners, which will provide me a large platform, significant resources, and a high level of support, as I continue my practice of advising middle market companies in the consumer and retail sector."
Mr. Kampe holds a M.S. in Finance from the Carroll School at Boston College, and a B.S. in Economics-Finance from Bentley College.
Over 90 delegates from IMAP member firms representing 32 countries congregated in Miami on October 25th - 27th for IMAP’s 2018 Fall conference. The conference was hosted by Falls River Group, IMAP’s partner firm in Florida, and was set around the theme of ‘Disruptive Innovation’.