Corey Bleil



Managing Director

Corey Bleil is a managing director in the New York office and a member of the Transaction Opinions practice. Corey leverages more than 20 years of experience providing financial advisory services in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and valuation.

Prior to joining Kroll, Corey served as Co-Head of Transaction Opinions at Alvarez & Marsal. Before that, he was Head of Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance at RBS Citizens. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Jefferies. Corey began his Wall Street career in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Corey specializes in developing comprehensive valuation analyses to support fairness and solvency opinions in connection with mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings, spin-offs and recapitalizations. He has provided opinions to clients on transactions totaling over $15 billion in aggregate value.

Corey’s transaction experience encompasses a broad range of industries including healthcare, software, industrial services, energy, manufacturing and consumer/retail. He has executed opinion engagements for corporate clients including Cogeneration Corporation of America, Metals USA, Fab Industries, Motient Corporation, Eschelon Telecom, Eagle Bulk Shipping, DentaQuest, SEACOR Holdings, and for private equity clients including Thoma Bravo, Lindsay Goldberg, TowerBrook Capital, Riverstone Holdings, Apollo, HIG Capital and Olympus Partners.

His past mergers and acquisitions engagements include the Primedex Health Systems (OTCBB: PMDX) acquisition of Radiology (AMEX: RGX); the Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) acquisitions of Hunnebeck Group GmbH, Excell Materials and Bell Scaffolding Group; the Saint-Gobain (ENXTPA: SGO) divestiture of its North American security glass business; the ADP (NYSE: ADP) divestiture of ADP Graphic Communications; the Claymont Steel Holdings (NASDAQ: PLTE) sale to Evraz Group (LSE: EVR); the NexCen Brands (NASDAQ: NEXC) acquisitions of The Athlete's Foot, Bill Blass Holdings and MaggieMoo's/Marble Slab; the sale of Coffeyville Resources to an investor group; and the sale of Cogeneration Corporation of American (NASDAQ: CGCA) to Calpine Corporation (NYSE: CPN).

Corey received a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in finance from New York University. He is also a FINRA Series 79 and 63 registered representative.


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