Daily News: August 23, 2012

FocalPoint Names Leader of New M&A Environmental Practice

FocalPoint Partners, an independent investment banking firm, has named Bart Begley as industry coverage leader for its newly formed M&A advisory, financial restructuring and capital raising practice in the environmental services industry.

The environmental services industry includes commercial and residential collection services, transfer stations and landfills, recycling, environmental remediation, water treatment, hazardous waste and waste to energy projects.

Begley began his career in environmental services by managing operations for Waste Management and Laidlaw Waste Systems. He also served as director of mergers and acquisitions for Waste Systems International (WSI) where he helped grow the business from $3 million to over $85 million within two years.

FocalPoint managing director Dan Conway said, “Bart is a great addition to our team. He has over 24 years of experience in the environmental services industry. He has not only held leadership positions with industry majors including Waste Management but also founded, built and exited two successful middle-market companies. He has a wealth of operational and transactional experience, having been integrally involved in over 60 M&A and financing transactions during his career.”

FocalPoint is an independent investment bank with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements (both debt and equity) and financial restructurings. The firm’s primary focus is on middle-market companies with revenues between $20 million and $250 million.