November 21, 2006, Exton, PA - Compass Capital Partners announced that Jim Russell is joining the firm as a Partner. Mr. Russell will be based in Michigan and will have an office at Compass Capital Partners headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Russell has more than twenty years experience managing and owning both a forms distribution business as well as a commercial printing company. Harris DeWese, Chairman of Compass Capital, said, "Jim Russell has the respect and admiration of the printing industry. We have grown to know his talents through our representation of Arbor Press and RBF, Inc. His knowledge of turnarounds, workouts and M&A transactions is another strong addition to Compass Capital Partners."
Peter Schaefer, Compass Capital President, added that "Jim has become a close personal friend and I admire his impeccable reputation and strong sense of ethics and values. He will be a perfect fit with Compass Capital and our clientele."
Jim Russell said, "I am privileged to join Compass Capital Partners, the premier and most trusted provider of investment banking services within the printing industry. Compass Capital has represented our family on the sale of two businesses, and on both occasions, I was very pleased with the quality of the potential buyers they brought to the table as well as how smoothly the transactions where handled. I am excited about the opportunity to work with Compass and help others in our industry work through a smooth and rewarding exit strategy."
Mr. Russell will specialize in providing services to the document management industry. He will work on turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, fairness opinions and related financings. Jim will rely on his twenty years of experience in the print communications industry to strengthen the firm's abilities in market specialties where he has had extensive experience.
Compass Capital is recognized nationally as a leader in investment banking, valuation services, financial advisory services (including financing) and management consulting. Compass Capital has provided its clients with exceptional advisory services since 1980. Since 1996, it has completed more than one hundred thirty transactions for aggregate total consideration in excess of $3.5 billion and total revenues of more than $4.5 billion. Compass is one of five platinum level sponsors of the NAPL Management Plus program.
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