CHICAGO, January 4, 2010 - City Capital Advisors, LLC, a Chicago middle market investment bank formed in 2006, is pleased to announce that Rachel Corn Kluge, one of the firm’s Managing Directors, was named Woman Dealmaker of the Year by The M&A Advisor.
The 2009 M&A Advisor Award winners were revealed at the 8th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala in New York City on December 14, 2009. This annual program recognizes and honors top professionals and the deals completed over the last year featuring multiple categories. All of the nominated professionals and deals nominated are considered by a judge panel consisting of independent experts drawn from the ranks of private-equity firms, law firms, consultants, turnaround managers and business school deans.
“We are especially delighted that Rachel’s talent and track record in a very challenging deal-making environment are being recognized by industry,” said Dick King, co-founder of City Capital. “She truly understands the value of partnering with clients and giving them the time and attention needed to bring about the most favorable outcomes.” “We are happy to celebrate our colleague’s success and know that her impressive reputation has been derived from years of hard work and dedication toward helping her clients achieve their goals,” added Mark Timmerman the other co-founder of City Capital.
Rachel has almost 20 years experience advising private and publicly held companies in the consumer products and retail sectors. For the past ten years Rachel has focused on assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions and private and public equity capital raises. Prior to joining City Capital, Rachel was a Partner in the Corporate Finance Department at William Blair & Company specializing in consumer products and retail investment banking. Representative investment banking clients Rachel has advised include The J.M. Smucker Company, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, The Alberto Culver Company, Old Orchard Brands, nSpired Natural Foods, John B. Sanfilippo, Malt-O-Meal, Jarden Corp. and Recycled Paper Greetings. Prior to joining William Blair, Rachel was an auditor at Arthur Andersen in Chicago serving major firm clients including Sara Lee Corporation, Walgreens and Montgomery Ward / GE Capital. Rachel is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
About City Capital Advisors
City Capital is a results-oriented investment and merchant banking advisory firm dedicated to delivering business owners optimal value for their companies. Client engagements are managed exclusively by highly experienced senior investment bankers. Advisory capabilities include mergers and acquisitions, typically in the $30 million to $500 million value range, leveraged recapitalizations, private capital raising for growth and ownership transitions, financial restructurings, and managing direct investments.Since becoming a FINRA registered broker-dealer in 2007, City Capital has successfully advised on transactions totaling approximately $1.5 billion.