Ryan is an investment banker with over 15 years of experience providing M&A and capital raising services to a number of diverse industries. He has advised on almost 50 transactions with an aggregate value of $3 billion. He works full-time, but also freelances because he enjoys working with entrepreneurs on exciting new investment and M&A opportunities.
Led the development, negotiation, and execution of M&A transactions valued between $30 and $250 million.
Solicited interest in M&A transactions from a personal network of strategic and financial buyers including private equity firms, family offices, and holding companies.
Drafted and negotiated key transaction documents including pitch books, engagement agreements, confidentiality agreements, due diligence lists, confidential information memoranda, preliminary indications of interest, letters of intent, management presentations, purchase agreements, and other legal documents.
Oversaw the mentoring, staffing and training of analysts and associates in transactional support including preparation of marketing materials, internal communications, financial models, and written memorandums.
Advised business owners on strategic positioning of their companies to prospective purchasers and developed customized messaging to fit purchasers’ unique acquisition criteria.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Business Plan Development, Valuation, Capital Raising
2010 - 2013
Allegiance Capital Corporation
Led the execution of sell-side M&A transactions valued between $20 and $200 million across a wide range of industries including oilfield services, electric power services, construction, food, and chemicals.
Handled and was responsible for assisting business development team with sourcing and marketing M&A opportunities.
Developed comprehensive buyer lists and assessed buy-side acquisition strategies to facilitate marketing of companies to potential acquirers and investors.
Drove the execution of M&A transactions and debt and equity capital raising services in a number of industries including energy, technology, and basic industrials in transactions ranging from $5-$300 million.
Solicited indications of interest from private equity investors for clients seeking financings for acquisitions and growth.
Developed the first financial models, valuation spreadsheets, and generic pitch books utilized by the firm.
Trained, supervised, and mentored the first team of analysts at Westlake Securities.
Supported the senior investment bankers in Energy & Power Group with providing M&A advisory services and capital-raising private and public debt and equity in $100 million to $1 billion transactions in the exploration and production sector.
Handled and was responsible for financial modeling, private and public equity valuations, reserve report analysis, due diligence, and compilation of marketing credentials, prospectuses, executive summaries, management presentations and private placement memoranda.
Fostered internal relationships across BMO’s cross-functional financial services departments including M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, commercial banking, private placements, and institutional sales.
Guided 4 junior bankers by managing and evaluating their work which included comparable peer and transaction analyses, corporate presentations, and financial modeling.
Provided support to senior management in executing investment banking transactions valued between $5 and $100 million in a broad range of industries such as business and IT services, industrials, and biotechnology.
Prepared financial models for M&A transactions and developed equity valuations for both private and public companies ranging from $20-$300 million.
Collaborated with investment banking, legal, accounting, and corporate teams in the underwriting of 4 secondary offerings with an average offering value of $66 million.
Appraised and executed valuation analyses for both public and private equity offerings, fairness opinions mergers & acquisitions, and other financial advisory assignments.