The Forbes M&A Group Announces Appointment of Blake Shear as Director

Mr. Shear Adds Over 10 Years of Investment Banking Experience to the Company’s Growing Team of Senior-Level Advisors

Greenwood Village, CO (May 10, 2017) – The Forbes M+A Group, a leading transaction advisory firm, today announced the appointment of Blake Shear as Director. As a Director for the company, he will bring particular expertise in assisting clients with merger and acquisition transactions across a broad range of consumer markets.

Blake_250x298-2.jpgMr. Shear joins The Forbes M+A Group from KPMG Corporate Finance LLC., where he served as Vice President in the firm’s Consumer Products Advisory Group. Prior to that, Mr. Shear was an Analyst at BDO Capital Advisors, the investment banking arm of BDO Seidman. He recently closed over $800 million in middle market transactions.

Along with significant experience assisting business owners with M&A transactions, Mr. Shear specializes in complex domestic and cross-border investment banking transactions, including buyside and sellside advisory services, debt and equity raises and general transaction services. 

Bob Forbes, President of The Forbes M+A Group commented, “Blake is a seasoned investment banking executive with a strong background in M&A transactions and significant corporate finance and special situation experience. Having helped numerous clients across multiple sectors, he has earned a reputation as a powerful advocate and an excellence collaborator with business owners. We are proud to have him as a member of the team.”

 Mr. Shear commented, “I am very excited to join The Forbes M+A Group. They have become the industry leader by representing clients with passion, honesty and attention to detail – all of which I believe are essential for helping clients achieve successful transactions. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to new clients and working hard to further The Forbes M+A Group’s market-leading position.”

 Mr. Shear is member of Naturally Boulder, a group dedicated to nurturing and supporting natural products companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder, and an M.B.A. from The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.

 About The Forbes M+A Group

The Forbes M+A Group is an award-winning Denver, CO-based mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. The firm serves sellers or buyers in middle-market M&A transactions. It applies meticulous attention to detail in helping business owners develop and execute M&A strategy, acquire companies and partner with investor groups for growth, and maximize value in an eventual exit. Senior advisors at The Forbes M+A Group have more than 150 years of combined experience in transactions across a wide variety of industries. For more information on the company, please visit: www.forbesma.com or phone 303-770-6017.

Media Contact: Lisa Holmes +1 (303) 770-6017, lisa@ForbesMA.com

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