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Michael B. Schwerdtfeger

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Managing Director

Local Address: Long Beach, California, United States
Chapman Associates
16 East Schaumburg Road Suite Three
Schaumburg , Illinois 60194
United States

Company Description: At Chapman Associates we use the latest technology to help us sell companies as quickly and efficiently as possible. Unlike some firms, we understand that...   more
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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • degrees , engineering , law and business
  • Masters of Business Administration
    University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science , Chemical Engineering
    University of Southern California
  • Juris Doctor ( J.D.
    University of California , Los Angeles
  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Southern California
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Chapman Associates® - Michael B. Schwerdtfeger
www.chapman-usa.com, 23 April 2015 [cached]
Michael B. Schwerdtfeger Managing Director
Michael Schwerdtfeger provides sell-side mergers and acquisitions advisement to entrepreneurs and business owners exclusively. As a former attorney for Fortune 500 companies, Michael is able to use his 20+ years of experience in handling complex business transactions to help guide his middle-market clients to the best outcomes.
Michael has completed well over $2 billion in transactions, primarily in the areas of acquiring, divesting, financing and developing assets for private clients, as well as for his former employers, Kinder Morgan and ARCO. Michael has acquired and sold privately held businesses, subsidiaries of major corporations, large equity positions in start up high tech companies, and a variety of assets. Additionally, he has negotiated and concluded development, construction, and financing agreements for sophisticated infrastructure projects and guided clients through complicated, long term commercial arrangements.
Michael has a broad range of experience, holding degrees in engineering, law and business. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985, his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989, and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1997.
Prior to joining Chapman Associates, Michael was the CEO of Venture Compass, a regional middle-market M&A firm in Southern California.
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www.firmex.com, 5 Mar 2015 [cached]
Michael Schwerdtfeger About the Author
Michael Schwerdtfeger
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Michael Schwerdtfeger, Managing Director at Chapman Associates, is a former engineer, Fortune 500 lawyer, and MBA. After almost 20 years in the Fortune 500 marketplace, he chose to work in the middle market space because he enjoys bringing his large market cap experience to business owners and entrepreneurs. Michael now enjoys a rewarding life working with and within other people's passions daily, working together with business owners and entrepreneurs to maximize their valuations and lay the groundwork for the best possible deal outcomes. mna Dealmaker News x Mergers & Acquisitions
How to Find an M&A Adviser Without a Conflict of Interest Michael Schwerdtfeger March 5, 2015 Like anyone else, M&A advisers are interested first and foremost in making money for themselves, but this can put them at odds with your own company's goals in a deal. Michael Schwerdtfeger, Managing Director at Chapman Associates, offers advice on ...
By Michael Schwerdtfeger, ...
www.growthfinance.com, 29 Jan 2015 [cached]
By Michael Schwerdtfeger, Chapman Associates
4 Trends Impacting Dealflow Quality and Price | Kasper & Associates
www.kasperassociates.com, 9 Mar 2014 [cached]
"I have definitely seen the trend of bigger firms moving downmarket," explained Michael Schwerdtfeger of Chapman Associates. "We're seeing a lot of interest at the $3-$4 million EBITDA level from very large, established firms - both as investments and as add-ons. Firms that are significantly larger with very strong reputations are going down into that space."
One reason for the inter-market shift is the rising number of PE groups in the marketplace. "Anecdotally, every time we go out with a transaction, we run into several new firms," explained Schwerdtfeger.
About Us | MBS Mergers
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MICHAEL B. SCHWERDTFEGER Chapman Associates Managing Director
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Michael Schwerdtfeger provides sell-side mergers and acquisitions advisement to entrepreneurs and business owners exclusively. As a former attorney for Fortune 500 companies, Michael is able to use his 20+ years of experience in handling complex business transactions to help guide his middle-market clients to the best outcomes.
Michael has completed well over $2 billion in transactions, primarily in the areas of acquiring, divesting, financing and developing assets for private clients, as well as for his former employers, Kinder Morgan and ARCO. Michael has acquired and sold privately held businesses, subsidiaries of major corporations, large equity positions in start up high tech companies, and a variety of assets. Additionally, he has negotiated and concluded development, construction, and financing agreements for sophisticated infrastructure projects and guided clients through complicated, long term commercial arrangements.
Michael has a broad range of experience, holding degrees in engineering, law and business. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985, his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989, and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1997.
Prior to joining Chapman Associates, Michael was the CEO of Venture Compass, a regional middle-market M&A firm in Southern California.
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