December 2011. The Peakstone Group, a leading investment bank focused on middle market companies, announces that Jay Kemper has joined the firm as Managing Director focused on the Consumer and Food & Beverage sectors and Dan Fuhrman as Senior Advisor focused on the Automotive and Aerospace & Defense sectors.
Jay brings over 30 years of experience in the Consumer and Food & Beverage sectors, having delivered extraordinary results for businesses with revenues ranging from $10 million to $425 million. He is a proven Chief Executive Officer who has led revenue and profit growth for distressed businesses requiring full scale turnarounds and restructuring as well as healthy businesses poised for accelerated growth. Jay will lead Peakstone’s Consumer, Food & Beverage industry practice focusing on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising for companies in those sectors.
Dan has over 25 years of experience in private equity transactions, corporate development, M&A advisory services, and strategy consulting. Recently, Dan has advised clients on numerous M&A transactions and has also led several buyouts and turnarounds of specialty manufacturing companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense markets. Previously, Dan held senior executive positions with MascoTech and prior to that worked at LEK Consulting, Bain Consulting and General Motors. Dan will lead Peakstone’s Automotive and Aerospace & Defense industry practice focusing on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising for companies in those sectors.
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