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I enjoy working with companies that benefit from and/or are seeking to leverage the substantial sector growth that is primarily being driven by rising health and wellness awareness globally, increasing levels of sports/fitness participation and innovative technologies that enable consumers to embrace a health centered lifestyle.
With 10 years of investment banking experience, Blake has advised on numerous corporate finance and special situation transactions. He specializes in complex domestic and cross-border investment banking transactions, including buyside and sellside advisory services, debt and equity raises and general transaction advisory services. Blake has closed over $500 million in middle market domestic and cross-border transactions. As a Director at The Forbes M+A Group, Blake brings particular expertise in assisting business owners with M&A transactions across a broad range of consumer markets industries.
Prior to The Forbes M+A Group, Blake spent nine years at KPMG Corporate Finance LLC., most recently as Vice President in the firm’s Consumer Products Advisory Group. While there, he focused on providing clients with customized M&A transaction solutions. Blake also was an Analyst at BDO Capital Advisors, the investment banking arm of BDO Seidman. In this role, he advised a broad range of clients across multiple sectors.
Blake is member of Naturally Boulder, a group dedicated to nurturing and supporting natural products companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder, and an M.B.A. from The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.
Blake enjoys spending time with his wife, skiing, hiking, camping and traveling.