Gary Grote Joins Bridgepoint Merchant Banking as Managing Principal

August 17, 2016 – Bridgepoint Merchant Banking (“Bridgepoint”), a middle-market investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Gary Grote as Managing Principal. Mr. Grote joins Bridgepoint’s Omaha, NE office to support continued firm growth in its core Midwest markets.

“With the addition of Gary, Bridgepoint continues to expand its activities in the Midwest U.S. while also continuing to provide clients with diverse transaction expertise across a number of transaction areas and capital types,” said Matt Plooster, Bridgepoint Managing Principal. “Gary’s veteran experience and reputation represents another opportunity to enhance our offerings to clients and continue our momentum of growth and success.”

Mr. Grote joins Bridgepoint with over 23 years of experience in the financial industry, including an extensive background in commercial and private banking and correspondent lending. Prior to Bridgepoint, Mr. Grote served as the Group President at Great Western Bank where he was responsible for all of the bank’s operations in the greater Omaha area, which comprised 15 locations and $1.5 billion in assets. Prior to Great Western Bank, Mr. Grote served as Executive Vice President at Omaha State Bank, where he managed the bank’s commercial lending operations. Additionally, Mr. Grote held various leadership positions at First National Bank of Omaha and American National Bank.

Mr. Grote has also held board member roles for several non-profit organizations, including active roles at the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, Merrymakers, and Marian High School. Mr. Grote earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance with highest distinction from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and also completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

About Bridgepoint Merchant Banking

Bridgepoint Merchant Banking, a division of Bridgepoint Holdings, LLC, is a middle market investment banking firm with offices in Omaha, Lincoln, Des Moines and Denver. The Bridgepoint team, through their broker dealer relationship with M&A Securities Group, an unaffiliated entity, serves clients over their corporate lifecycles by providing merger and acquisition and corporate finance advisory services. Bridgepoint Principals have completed more than $110 billion of M&A and corporate finance transactions over their careers.

To learn more about Bridgepoint Merchant Banking, please visit www.bridgepointmb.com