PCE Investment Bankers (“PCE”), a leading provider of financial services to businesses, is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Klopfenstein. Mark is located in PCE’s Atlanta, Georgia office.
Michael Poole, founder of PCE, states, “Mark’s entrepreneurial background and more than 30 years’ experience structuring corporate transactions makes him a great fit for our Investment Banking group. His presence in Atlanta furthers our commitment to our existing and future Atlanta based clients. With offices located Orlando, New York, Chicago and Atlanta, we are able to serve the M&A and business valuation needs of middle-market companies located throughout the country.”
Mark joins PCE to enhance PCE’s investment banking and ESOP business development and to focus on providing business owners with strategic advice through the implementation and financing of new and existing ESOPs. As an entrepreneur and certified public accountant, Mark has a deep understanding of how to help clients realize their financial goals by structuring the most tax-efficient transactions.
Previously, Mark founded an Atlanta-based financial group and participated in more than 60 corporate transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3 billion. His entities have also served as principal equity investor in leveraged acquisitions with an aggregate value of over $200 million. From 1985 to 1995, Mark specialized in structuring corporate transactions with Arthur Andersen. He served as Andersen’s Atlanta office representative on its firm-wide Corporate Transactions Team.
Will Stewart, leader of PCE’s ESOP practice, states “Mark’s knowledge of ESOPs and the benefits they provide businesses makes him a key addition to PCE. We are confident that Mark’s abilities will further PCE’s standing as a leader in M&A and ESOP transactions.”