Dresner Partners, a middle-market investment bank, announced that senior vice president Paul Hoffman has been named one of M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” for 2013. M&A Advisor created the recognition award to promote mentorship and professional development among emerging business leaders under the age of 40.

“For the last six years, Paul has brought a level of professionalism and expertise our clients come to expect,” said Steven M. Dresner, president of Dresner Partners. “We’re happy to see Paul recognized for his dedication and contributions, not only to our firm but to the M&A industry as a whole.”

“It’s an honor to be included among the company of many talented peers in the M&A field,” said Hoffman. “It helps reaffirm my longstanding commitment to providing the best in advisory services and capital market transactions for all of my clients.”

During his 14-year career, Hoffman has closed transactions with a total value exceeding $7 billion. He has advised on a variety of transactions, including sell-side, buy-side, negotiated transactions, defense advisory, going private and fairness opinion mandates, for privately owned middle-market businesses as well as publicly traded companies. His advisory experience includes a broad range of industries including industrial growth, healthcare, business services, consumer products, retail, e-commerce technology and media and entertainment.

Prior to Dresner Partners, Hoffman spent nearly nine years at Banc of America Securities in Chicago, most of which was spent at Banc of America’s Mergers and Acquisitions group, where he gained transaction experience on domestic and international transactions ranging from $20 million to $625 million. He also spent two years as vice president in the Global Industries Group, where he originated and executed M&A and capital raising transactions for both public and private companies.

Dresner Partners provides financial advisory services to business owners and managers throughout the world, including institutional private placements of debt and equity, merger and acquisitions, valuations and strategic consulting services.