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O’Keefe Expands M&A Practice with the Addition of Marco Eadie to Lead New Corporate Finance Group

O’Keefe Expands M&A Practice with the Addition of Marco Eadie to Lead New Corporate Finance Group

December 8, 2020

Brian Vargason also joins the firm and practice group

O’Keefe is pleased to announce that Marco Eadie has joined the firm as Managing Director to lead the new Corporate Finance practice. Eadie focuses on transaction advisory services including mergers, acquisitions, buy and sell side advisory, debt recapitalizations, corporate development, restructurings, divestitures, and event-driven financing for both private and publicly held companies.

Eadie possesses more than 15 years of transactional experience across a wide range of industries. His ability to quickly understand businesses and their respective value drivers has led to the completion of over 40 successful transactions. During his career he has worked both as an investor and an advisor to businesses in aerospace, defense and government services, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, technology, consumer/retail products, hospitality, business services, and industrials, among others.

“We are excited to have Marco join the firm. His extensive experience in investment banking and private equity will be a great addition to our current suite of services, “said Pat O’Keefe, firm founder & CEO. “Marco and his team will help expand our presence domestically, while adding to our full-service M&A team that caters to our middle market client needs.”

Prior to joining O’Keefe, Eadie was a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Boulevard & Co, a middle-market boutique investment banking and direct investment firm. Previously, he served as a Principal in the investment banking group of CoreCap Investments where he focused on M&A for private companies. Eadie also worked as a Vice President at Paint Creek Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm. He has played an active role in three start-up ventures and previously held Board positions at the Detroit Institute of Arts FJC and the Detroit Opera House, respectively. Currently, Eadie sits on the Board for Right Workplace, a software platform that measures and improves workplace culture. He is also a resident member at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Additionally, Brian Vargason has joined O’Keefe as an Analyst where he will assist the corporate finance group leadership. Prior to joining O’Keefe, Vargason served as an Analyst at Boulevard & Co., and, with Rockbridge Growth Equity and Siebert Cisneros Shank & Company as an intern. He is a recent graduate from the Eli Broad Business School at Michigan State University.

Added Pat O’Keefe: “We are pleased to have Marco and Brian join our firm to enhance our capabilities in transactional services. We anticipate that, in light of our position in the marketplace and additional service offerings, we will be uniquely positioned to grow middle market opportunities.”

To learn more about Marco Eadie, click here.

To learn more about Brian Vargason, click here.