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Bryan J. Beck

Associate

Practices

Education

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award in Torts I; Best Brief Competition Finalist
  • Michigan State Law Review, Associate Editor
Michigan State University, M.B.A.
  • Finance concentration
  • Eli Broad MBA Community Honors Award for "Top Team in Class"
  • MBA Finance Association, Treasurer
University of Michigan, B.S.
  • Study abroad at La Villa Corsi-Salviati, Florence, Italy

Prior Employment

  • Commerzbank, AG, Director, 2010-2014; Vice President, 2009-2010
  • Dresdner Kleinwort, LLC, Senior Associate, 2007-2009

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

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Overview

Mr. Beck is a corporate attorney who represents publicly and privately held companies and owners.  He focuses his practice on the following areas:

  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and private equity transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Senior and subordinated debt financings
  • Growth equity and capital raising
  • Corporate governance and securities law matters
  • Commercial business transactions
  • Business succession planning
  • Other general corporate matters

Experience

  • Advised manufacturing client in the sale of its plastic injection-molded components business to a private equity acquirer
  • Advised private equity client in the purchase of a majority stake in a media publishing business
  • Advised owners of a tooling business in the sale to a private equity acquirer
  • Advised small manufacturing business owners in their business succession planning
  • Advised U.S. subsidiary of a foreign technology company in a joint venture arrangement
  • Advised industrial company in its senior secured credit facility and term loan
  • Advised private equity fund in its formation
  • Advised medical supplier in its convertible preferred stock financing
  • Advised growth equity fund in its purchase of preferred stock of a technology company
  • Served as an investment banking director in the mergers and acquisitions advisory group for Germany-based Commerzbank, AG in its New York City offices:
    • Led the North American client cross-border merger, acquisition and divestiture activities
    • Provided clients with complex capital formation strategies, utilizing a broad spectrum of capital markets products
    • Developed financial, operational and tactical components of long-term strategic plans for clients
    • Provided clients with comprehensive business valuation analysis in the context of both buy-side and sell-side engagements

Community

The Gull Lake Quality Organization

  • Board of Directors, 2015-present

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kalamazoo

  • Big Brother Volunteer, 2015-present

Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (KOHA)

  • Youth hockey coach, 2015-present

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