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The DAK Group Expands Scope for Mid-Market Deals With Recent Appointment

November 29, 2016, 07:29 AM

The DAK Group, a boutique investment bank specializing in serving the needs of middle-market companies, announced that Sheon Karol has joined the firm as Managing Director. Karol brings a rare combination of executive, turnaround, legal, and finance experience that covers every facet of the middle market M&A transaction process. 

“Sheon’s success with both healthy and stressed mid-market companies dovetails perfectly with our focus,” said Alan Scharfstein, President of The DAK Group. “His record and reputation for excellence in M&A are exactly what we were looking for when we decided to add another senior investment banker to further expand our platform in the middle market.”

Karol has over three decades of experience and has negotiated transactions in a wide range of industries including: manufacturing, bio-tech, pharma, for-profit education, medical research, agriculture, consumer goods, food & grocery and sports. 

“The DAK Group is an excellent fit for me because of its middle market M&A specialization,” said Karol. “I am passionate about providing quality service and achieving success for business owners.  I look forward to building upon DAK’s exceptional record throughout the US and abroad.”

Before joining The DAK Group, Karol was a principal at Newlands Consulting, an M&A advisory firm, a Managing Director at CRG Partners (later Deloitte CRG) and Mesirow Financial Consulting (serving in C-level positions for clients). Prior to his corporate experience, as a lawyer with a leading New York firm he specialized in M&A, private placements, securities, financings, bankruptcies and workouts. Sheon has authored numerous articles and is a regular speaker at industry events.  He earned a JD from Yale University and a BA from Yeshiva University.

The DAK Group is a leading investment bank serving mid-market privately held businesses in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business sale, financial restructuring, capital advisory, valuations and fairness opinions. Since 1984, The DAK Group has executed hundreds of transactions across a wide range of industries, including food, industrial manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications and technology, business services, packaging, consumer products and healthcare. DAK offers a propriety process that allows clients to maximize the value of their business.  The DAK Group is headquartered in Rochelle Park, NJ with offices in New York and Philadelphia.

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