Des Moines, Iowa – June 28, 2017 – Bridgepoint Merchant Banking (“Bridgepoint”), a middle-market investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Paul M. Galloway, CFA as Managing Principal. Mr. Galloway joins Bridgepoint’s Des Moines, IA office to launch the Bridgepoint Advisory Services practice which will focus on debt, equity, M&A and corporate finance projects.
“We are thrilled with the addition of Paul, which allows Bridgepoint to leverage its unique and substantial M&A and corporate finance expertise to provide companies institutional-grade services on an advisory services basis”, said Adam Claypool, Bridgepoint Managing Principal. “Bridgepoint’s expansion to become a vertically integrated investment banking, private equity and advisory services firm emphasizes our commitment to serving a wide range of Midwest companies and Paul’s diverse experience will benefit our clients in need of sophisticated financial, strategic and transaction assistance.”
Mr. Galloway joins Bridgepoint with over 23 years of experience across industries in banking, agribusiness, utilities and diversified financial services— including an extensive background in investment decision making, complex modeling, investment research and risk management. Paul has advised on nearly 50 capital funding, M&A and consulting projects over his career valued at $47 billion.
“Traditionally, companies have only been able to access high quality investment banking services in the context of a transaction. However, there’s a real market need for these types of services when there is no immediate transaction, in advance of a transaction or where the traditional success fee model isn’t applicable”, said Mr. Galloway. “Whether it’s preparing a business or unit for sale, to make acquisitions, to secure or restructure debt, to evaluate strategic options or to perform valuation analysis, there are critical considerations for management teams, Boards, creditors and shareholders to understand. I’m excited to be part of Bridgepoint’s strategic expansion.”
Prior to Bridgepoint, Mr. Galloway served as the Senior Investment Manager at DuPont Pioneer where he was responsible for investment decision analysis and recommendations for agricultural technology investments. Prior to DuPont Pioneer, Mr. Galloway held audit, investment and M&A decision making roles at the Principal Financial Group (Senior Internal Auditor and Assistant Direct of Capital Markets), Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and MidAmerican Energy Company.
Mr. Galloway has also held board member roles for several non-profit organizations. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University, Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Iowa and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. Galloway also served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Persian Gulf War veteran.
About Bridgepoint Merchant Banking
Bridgepoint Merchant Banking, a division of Bridgepoint Holdings, LLC, is a middle market investment banking firm with offices in Des Moines, Omaha, Lincoln, 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