Bridgepoint Further Expands Investment Banking Staff

Bridgepoint Merchant Banking is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Dusty Friedman as Investment Banking Vice President, Deepak Madhavan, M.D. as Investment Banking Associate, Troy Ganow as Investment Banking Analyst, Blade Jacobson as Investment Banking Analyst and Krishna Patel as Investment Banking Analyst to support continued firm growth and continued robust deal flow volume. Attractive capital markets support for middle market and Midwest companies and strong appetite for M&A at both corporates and private equity groups continue to drive a heightened level of deal volume.

Mr. Friedman, Dr. Madhavan, Mr. Ganow and Mr. Jacobson will be primarily based out of the Nebraska offices and Mr. Patel will be primarily based out of the Des Moines office. The new additions to the Bridgepoint team will be dedicated to providing support services for merger and acquisition and corporate finance advisory transactions.

Mr. Friedman joins Bridgepoint having recently served as the Director of Corporate Development and Planning for West Corporation, a leading global provider of communications services. In addition, Mr. Friedman previously worked at Tenaska, Inc. where he led strategic investments, joint ventures and financial closings and conducted due diligence for the acquisition of operating energy facilities. He also has global transactional experience working at A.I.G. where he completed several divestitures of companies located outside of the United States. Prior to A.I.G. Dusty was an Associate in Cowen and Company’s Alternative Energy Investment Banking division. Mr. Friedman began his career at Accenture where he worked with clients across the Financial Services sector. Mr. Friedman is a graduate of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University with a Master of Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Madhavan is experienced as a practicing physician and faculty member of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is in the process of obtaining his MBA from the University of Nebraska. He has served as physician advisor for venture capital firms, and is part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center Technology Transfer Office.

Mr. Ganow joins Bridgepoint having recently worked at Interpublic Group as an internal auditor. In addition, Mr. Ganow previously worked at Security National Bank as a credit analyst. Mr. Ganow is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration. Mr. Ganow is also a CFA Level III Candidate.

Mr. Jacobson joins Bridgepoint having recently worked at Windway Capital Corp. Mr. Patel is also a Director of the Drake Investment Club.

About Bridgepoint Merchant Banking

Bridgepoint Merchant Banking, a division of Bridgepoint Holdings, LLC, is a lower and middle market investment banking and private equity firm. The Bridgepoint team, through their broker dealer relationship with M&A Securities Group, serves clients through the corporate lifecycle by providing merger and acquisition and corporate finance advisory services. Bridgepoint Merchant Banking also invests capital directly into companies through its private equity and venture capital funds.