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San Mateo, CA – June 23, 2016 – Ryan Craig, Partner at Bertram Capital, was recognized at the 6th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards as the 2016 “Dealmaker of the Year.” Mr. Craig was honored at a black tie awards gala at the Metropolitan Club on Thursday, June 16th. The ACG New York Champion’s Gala honored leading deal teams and professionals whose activities set the standard for middle market M&A transactions. An independent body of experts representing a cross-section of the middle market industry selected the winning deals and dealmakers from among the finalists.
“Ryan Craig’s leadership and deal execution have helped demonstrate Bertram Capital’s differentiation in middle market private equity,” said Jeff Drazan, Managing Partner. “This award recognizes Ryan’s success as the leader of Bertram Capital’s consumer team. As a private equity professional, Ryan’s deal-making creativity has directly contributed to our firm’s performance. The entire Bertram team is extremely proud of Ryan’s well-deserved recognition as Dealmaker of the Year.”
Mr. Craig is a founding member and Partner at Bertram Capital, where he oversees all investments in the Consumer sector. Mr. Craig has lead six platform investments (A1C, ECS Tuning, Genascis, One Distribution, Paula’s Choice, and Omnis) and four add-on investments. The sale of One Distribution in 2015 to K-Swiss, Inc. (NASDAQ: KSWS) showcased the firm’s unique tech-enabled brand building strategy by expanding the company’s distribution channels into e-commerce and brick and mortar retail globally. Additionally, Ryan’s work with portfolio company Paula’s Choice transformed the company’s approach to identifying and more effectively engaging with its customers, driving significant growth in revenue and EBITDA during Bertram’s three and a half year control ownership. Mr. Craig was awarded the M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Award (2013) and has been a key contributor to Bertram winning the M&A Advisor’s Private Equity Firm of the Year in (2012) and ACG NY Champion’s Awards Private Equity Firm of the Year (2015) awards.
“Ryan Craig has distinguished himself among M&A professionals”, said Heidi Deiner, President of ACG New York. “We are honored to recognize Ryan as the ACG New York Champion’s Awards 2016 Dealmaker of The Year for his leadership in the purchase and majority recapitalization of Bertram Capital’s portfolio company, Paula’s Choice.”
Prior to Bertram Capital, Mr. Craig worked on strategic transactions for Health Net, a large managed care company. He also held positions with Mitchell Madison Group and Bizbuyer.com. Mr. Craig graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and served as President of his class as a Sloan Fellow at the Graduate School of Business. Mr. Craig is an active member of multiple environmental and health related non-profit organizations, and is a proud father of two.
About Bertram Capital
With over $850 million in committed capital, Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower middle market companies. By supplying flexible investment capital and committing a wealth of operational and strategic resources to each investment, we make it our core objective to move companies, management teams, and employees toward unlocking their full potential. Visit www.bcap.com for more information.
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