TM Capital has hired Steve Hunter as a new Managing Director to lead the firm’s financial sponsor coverage. Mr. Hunter joins TM Capital from Atlanta-based investment bank Croft & Bender where he was a managing director from March 2017 to September 2017.
“Our rapidly extending reach among financial sponsors is an important driver of TM Capital’s overall growth, and Steve’s singular focus will be to assure that we are proactively seeking avenues every day to add value to our financial sponsor relationships,” said Jim Grien, President and CEO of TM Capital. “We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to TM Capital.”
Mr. Hunter has more than 21 years of middle market investment banking experience. Prior to joining Croft & Bender he was a managing director at Greene Holcomb Fisher (GHF), which was acquired by BMO Capital Markets in 2016. While at GHF, he led the firm’s financial sponsors group and was involved in more than 40 transactions during his four years at the firm. Mr. Hunter opened the Atlanta office for GHF in 2012 and, in addition to his sponsor coverage role, he led the execution of a number of transactions in the industrial and consumer sectors. He has an undergraduate degree in economics from Bucknell and an MBA from Harvard.
Mr. Hunter will be based in TM Capital’s Atlanta office and will oversee the firm’s financial sponsor relationships on a national basis. “For years, I’ve admired TM Capital as an ascending force in the middle market, particularly among financial sponsors who both covet access to our sell side clients and seek to leverage our global reach and domain expertise to build and harvest portfolio value,” said Mr. Hunter. “I’m excited to join the firm and further focus our capabilities in support of our financial sponsor practice.”
TM Capital advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, minority and majority recapitalizations, restructurings, and advisory services including takeover defense, fairness opinions and solvency opinions, and valuations. The firm’s industry specialties include business services, consumer and retail, healthcare, industrial, technology, and technology-enabled services. TM Capital has completed over 300 transactions with a combined value in excess of $20 billion since its founding in 1989.
TM Capital is partner-owned and has offices in New York, Boston and Atlanta. The firm is a member of Oaklins, a mid-market investment bank with over 700 professionals in over 60 major financial center offices (www.tmcapital.com).
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