Daily News: April 24, 2014

Fesnak Hires Director-in-Charge of Transaction Advisory Services

Fesnak announced T.J. Haas has joined the firm as director-in-charge of the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services group. He will lead a team to continue to build something unique in the marketplace for financial and strategic buyers and sellers.

Private Equity firms and Corporations will receive the high-level transaction expertise they have come to expect from Fesnak. Mr. Haas joins Fesnak from Private Capital Research, where he worked closely with private equity firms, family offices and other private investors sourcing identifying acquisition opportunities. He is well positioned with his experience working directly for private equity on middle market transactions valued over $300 million.

Over the past 13 years, Haas has served clients across a wide breadth of industries including automotive, consumer goods, direct marketing, distribution, food and beverage, industrial and commercial manufacturing, retail, specialty chemicals, technology and telecommunications.

Haas has extensive experience advising both healthy and distressed companies in M&A engagements as well as in the private placement of debt and equity. Some of his additional skills include financial due diligence, business development, deal flow origination, corporate strategy, investment analysis, negotiations, balance sheet capital structures and financial restructuring.

”We are excited to have T.J. join our firm to lead our Transaction Advisory Services group. We continue to grow and emphasize this service area. We completed over 20 transactions in 2013 and have continued that pace into 2014,” stated Bob Fesnak, managing partner. “In addition, T.J. expands our expertise and experience with regards to corporate finance and distressed company services.”

Haas holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and has also been active in the Turnaround Management Association.