Daily News: March 5, 2012

Dyer Joins Allegiance Capital as Managing Director, New York

Allegiance Capital Corporation, a private investment bank serving the lower middle market, announced that Mark Dyer has joined its New York office to serve as the managing director.

“Allegiance Capital Corporation is extremely pleased to have Mr. Mark Dyer, an expert in the transportation industry, join the firm,” said David J. Mahmood, founder and chairman of Allegiance Capital. “His background and expertise in the trucking industry will allow Allegiance Capital to work with business owners in a more effective and efficient manner. Mr. Dyer, through his understanding of the industry, its operations, its requirements and needs will help Allegiance Capital as a private investment banking firm provide its services of financing, mergers and acquisitions and other capabilities.”

Before joining Allegiance Capital Corporation, Dyer led the M&A, strategic partnership and national account initiatives with Dynamex Inc., a North American transportation company based in Dallas. Prior to that, he was with the travel division of American Express, leading the acquisition and strategic partnership initiatives in North America and Western Europe, and was a Presidents Club award winner. Dyer has also closed a number of M&A transactions for the MyTravel Group, based out of the UK and owned and sold a successful chain of retail wine locations that still flourishes today.

“The decision to join Allegiance Capital Corporation was based on the way they treat their clients – with honesty, integrity and respect,” Dyer said. “Allegiance Capital understands the challenges involved in selling a business, as many of their investment banking professionals started, owned and sold a business or businesses themselves. This provides Allegiance Capital unique insight into developing a proven process model, plus the expertise and empathy to deliver successful results. The firm has built a solid reputation for creating exceptional value for their clients in the middle market sector, and I am very pleased to be part of the Allegiance Capital team.”