Specialties: M&A, Equity Formation, Debt Formation, Private Placements, Business Planning, Sell-side M&A, Buy-side M&A, Investment banker, boutique investment bank, Middle market companies, Investment banking firm, and advisory assignments.

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Kenneth B. Hoganson, Jr., Managing Partner

As an investment banker over three decades, Ken Hoganson’s past engagements include sellside and buyside M&A, debt and equity formation. Client profiles include private family businesses, private equity groups, and large public corporations. He has closed successful engagements in every major sector of the economy.

Ken is an internationally recognized leader in the merger and acquisition (M&A) profession. As a past member of the Board of Directors, a Chapter President, and recognized leader, Ken is in the two major international M&A associations: Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)m and the Alliance of Merger and Acquisitions Advisors (AM&AA). In addition Ken is a founder and Chairman of the Private Directors Association (www.pdaboards.com).  He is a 20 year board member of a multi-national manufacturing company.

As a result of his 25 plus year professional reputation as a successful deal maker, teacher, and leader, he maintains close business affiliations and personal friendships in every major city in the USA and most major financial districts around the world.

For over 12 years, Ken held a senior business planning faculty position at the Keller Graduate School of Management. He has written several articles on all aspects of the M&A process. Mr. Hoganson received a BS and a MBA from the University of Chicago.

Ken and Shelly, his wife, enjoy outdoor activities at their Michigan tree farm.