ST. LOUIS, March 6, 2017 – In today’s business climate, successful entrepreneurs are looking for collaborative partners committed to working with them to grow their business or identify their exit strategy. Mike Rami, Dan Kreher and Dan Pizzini announce the formation of Glendale Capital Partners, LLC, a St. Louis-based investment banking firm serving the capital sourcing, and merger and acquisition needs of entrepreneurs, particularly in the areas of craft brewing and distilling, beverage distribution and equipment, water treatment, professional services and defense products.
Mike Rami has more than 20 years of banking and corporate finance experience serving middle-market companies. He began his career with American National Bank in Chicago and then joined Mark Twain Bank in St. Louis. He later served as senior vice president of commercial lending for Triad Bank, a denovo bank specializing in middle-market commercial banking. In 2010, Rami joined a local investment banking firm as a director, where he led sell-side and buy-side engagements in the craft brewing and distilling, and water treatment industries.
Dan Pizzini has more 30 years of experience in the beverage sector, starting as a warehouse associate and working his way up to co-owner, vice president and marketing director for Pizzini Distributing Company, which was later acquired by Donnewald Distributing Company. With Donnewald, he successfully integrated a complex merger of two local markets while overseeing day-to-day operations. He has in-depth working knowledge of beverage sales, marketing, general management, route accounting software, warehousing, leading and staffing, and understands the complexities of running a successful beverage distribution business.
Dan Kreher is a CPA with 30 years of broad financial and M&A experience including investment banking, financial management, corporate development and public accounting. He has worked for the past decade in middle-market investment banking with several firms in the St. Louis area. During that time, he led a number of successful sell-side engagements representing privately owned businesses in aerospace/defense, professional services and craft brewing. Prior to his investment banking career, Kreher served as senior vice president with Engineered Support Systems, a St. Louis-based defense contractor, where he directed M&A activities and managed investor relations for this high-growth public company. Kreher started his business career as an auditor in the middle-market practice group of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Glendale Capital Partners is a St. Louis-based investment banking firm serving the capital sourcing, and merger and acquisition needs of entrepreneurs, particularly in the areas of craft brewing and distilling, beverage distribution and equipment, water treatment, professional services and defense products. To learn more, visit glendalecapitalpartners.com