Daily News: September 12, 2014

Yukon Partners Expands Advisor Team

Mezzanine finance firm Yukon Partners announced the addition of Robert (Bill) W. Van Sant and Dr. Brent Bauer to the Yukon team as special advisors.

Bill Van Sant joins Yukon Partners as a special advisor assisting with investments primarily in the manufacturing, business services, and industrial sectors. He is a seasoned operating veteran with over 40 years of senior leadership in both public and privately held companies. He is the former operating partner of Stone Arch Capital and Norwest Equity Partners. Prior to his private equity experience, Van Sant was the CEO of Lukens, CEO of Blount and started his career at Deere & Co.

Dr. Brent Bauer joins Yukon Partners as a special advisor focusing on healthcare investments. Dr. Bauer is board-certified in internal medicine, a professor of Medicine, and has been on staff at Mayo Clinic for 22 years.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Bauer join our team. His significant contributions to the field of medicine will enhance our existing healthcare vertical and permit us to more fulsomely support strong and growing businesses,” said Michael Hall, managing partner at Yukon.

Minneapolis-based Yukon Partners is an independent and unaffiliated mezzanine finance firm primarily serving middle market private equity sponsored business transactions with a typical investment range of $10 to $40 million in the U.S. and Canada.