Middle Market Investment Bank, VERCOR, Expands to Pacific Northwest with Seattle Office

Seattle, WA, July 03, 2009 --(PR.com)-- VERCOR, a middle market investment bank with offices in North America, South America and Europe expanded into the Pacific Northwest with the addition of Seattle-based dealmaker, Joe Hoff. Joe brings VERCOR and middle market companies over 20 years of comprehensive business experience.

Joe’s expertise comes from the buy and sell-side of complex business transactions. As a senior leader with Fortune 1000 companies such as General Signal and SPX and as a management investor in private middle market companies with annual revenues exceeding $70 million, Joe has a broad leadership background in mergers and acquisitions, business development, product development, manufacturing and supply chain management throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Joe’s experience as an entrepreneur enables him to empathize with business owners in the middle market. “Most dealmakers at VERCOR have been involved in starting, buying and selling their own businesses. We can advise clients from an owner’s perspective. That’s why Joe is a perfect fit for our team,” states VERCOR’s Managing Principal, Mark Jordan.

VERCOR advisors are dedicated to identifying strategic and financial buyers, negotiating deal structure and closing transactions no matter the economic climate. Joe states, “The recession has been indiscriminate by region and industry, but some businesses and industries continue to perform moderately well. Now is the time for middle market companies to act on an exit strategy or to implement changes that can improve their performance and prepare them for a future exit.”

VERCOR is a provider of middle market investment banking services with offices in North America, South America and Europe. Specializing in transactions for companies with revenues of $10 to $100 million, VERCOR offers extensive expertise in all stages of the business sale from concept to completion. The experts at VERCOR have executed transactions totaling over $1 billion in value.

Dawn S. Smith