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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

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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
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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.
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.
In The Press | MBS Mergers
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Facebook's Shopping Spree is Sending Ripples Through the Middle Market by Michael Schwerdtfeger, Forbes, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Facebook's purchases of WhatsApp and Oculus VR at extreme multiples will likely impact the valuation expectations of middle market company owners.
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Why Build Expertise When You Can Buy It? Lockheed Martin Looks To The Lower Middle Market For Growth by Michael Schwerdtfeger, Forbes, April 17, 2014 Synopsis: Lockheed Martin's acquisition of Industrial Defender should be a guide for middle market companies looking for a long or short term exit play.
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Increasing Your Company's Value by Streamlining the Black Box by Michael Schwerdtfeger, Middle Market Executive, April 14, 2014
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"I think I've seen more excitement from financial players than I have seen in several years," said Chapman Associates managing director Michael Schwerdtfeger. "We're amazed that every time we go out with a transaction how many more players there are out there. I think everybody seems more confident now than last year."
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Knowing Your Financial Metrics Can Increase Your Company's Value to Buyers (and Make it Easier to Manage Along the Way) by Michael Schwerdtfeger, Middle Market Executive, March 10, 2014
"I have definitely seen the trend ...
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"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.
Chapman Associates® - Latest News
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Michael B. Schwerdtfeger Named Managing Director
Michael Schwerdtfeger joins Chapman with over 20 years of experience arranging deals including over 15 years as an attorney for Fortune 500 companies. He comes to us from Venture Compass, a regional middle market M&A firm in Southern California where he served as Chief Executive Officer.
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