Mr. Benson has been involved in the successful completion of transactions for companies ranging from privately held, middle market companies to large multinational, publicly traded corporations. Additionally, Mr. Benson has been involved in restructuring projects, which range from providing strategic advisory services to under-performing companies to the sale and liquidation of companies both in and out of bankruptcy. He has been involved in many industries, including food processing and distribution, automotive, stamping, tool & die, computer software, transportation and logistics, information technology services, retail, natural gas utility, propane production and distribution, HVAC, building products, highway repair service, specialty medical equipment, banking, and REITs. He also has significant experience working with Industrial companies including automobiles & components, capital goods, and transportation companies.
Mr. Benson has lectured and presented continuing education seminars on various subjects, including mergers & acquisitions, business valuation, and restructuring & turnaround management. He is also a contributing author of "Overseas Investments"Ā¯, a global textbook focused on M&A and cross-border investments, published in 2013 by Wuhan University Press through Dacheng Law Offices, China's largest law firm.
Professional Activities and ExperiencePrior to joining Stout, Mr. Benson was a Senior Associate in the Investment Banking Group at First of Michigan Corporation, a subsidiary of Wall Street-based Fahnestock & Co. While at First of Michigan, Mr. Benson was responsible for the execution of investment banking transactions for middle-market and large-cap companies on a worldwide basis. Prior to joining First of Michigan, Mr. Benson was a Senior Commercial Credit Analyst with NBD Bank where he was involved in the analysis and subsequent placement of senior debt financing for middle market companies.
Additionally, Mr. Benson is a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor with over 2,500 flight hours in various private and commercial aircraft.
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