Jeff McNamara is a managing director in the Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Diversified Industrials M&A practice where he specializes in executing mergers and acquisitions, private placements and other corporate finance mandates. Jeff’s clients have included publicly traded, private equity sponsored and family owned businesses across a range of industries, including niche manufacturing, value-added distribution, business services and consumer products.
Prior to joining Kroll, Jeff worked at Lincoln International, where he advised business development companies, private equity firms, hedge funds and other financial institutions in the valuation of illiquid and complex assets. He also advised on valuation matters for corporate transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts and restructurings. Jeff started his career in investment banking at Renaissance Capital Group, advising on middle-market merger and acquisition transactions.
Jeff received an MBA and MS in Accountancy from DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. He is a FINRA Series 79 and 63 registered representative and also serves on the Midwest Manufacturing Committee for the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG). Jeff is also a guest lecturer at DePaul University on topics concerning M&A and corporate finance.
Corporate Finance and Restructuring
Middle Market M&A, Strategic Advisory, Debt Advisory and Private Capital Markets, Restructuring and Insolvency Services, Financial Due Diligence, Fairness Opinions, Solvency Opinions and ESOP/ERISA Advisory
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory
Kroll’s investment banking practice has extensive experience in M&A deal strategy and structuring, capital raising, transaction advisory services and financial sponsor coverage. Duff & Phelps acquired Kroll in 2018 and unified under the Kroll brand in 2020.
Fairness and Solvency Opinions
Duff & Phelps Opinions is a global leader in Fairness Opinions and Special Committee Advisory, ranking #1 for total number of U.S. and global fairness opinions over the past 10 years, according to Refinitiv cumulative data from 2013-2022.
Private Capital Markets – Debt Advisory
Kroll has extensive experience raising capital for middle-market companies to support a wide range of transactions. Duff & Phelps acquired Kroll in 2018 and unified under the Kroll brand in 2020.
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