Dean Ferguson is founder and managing director of mergers & acquisitions at Ferguson White. He has in excess of 20 years’ direct experience in mergers & acquisition transactions at the highest level. He has worked on and closed hundreds of mergers & acquisitions transactions ranging from 100% sales to recapitalizations, minority investments, growth capital investments, ESOPS and business division divestitures.
Dean has sold companies in arguably every industry including healthcare, automotive, business services, manufacturing, food, industrial and oil & gas. He has worked on a multitude of United States and Canada based transactions as well as global transactions involving internationally based acquirers. Dean believes the key to being successful in closing a variety of industry transactions is being able to bring the high volume of qualified buyers to the table required to result in multiple offers. Multiple offers maximize the seller’s sale price and provides leverage in the form of backup buyers to keep the primary buyer focused on closing resulting in an efficient close.
Prior to establishing Ferguson White, Dean was a senior investment banker with Citigroup in their Capital Strategies Division, headquartered in NY, wherein he focused on middle market transactions in a variety of industries. Citi Capital Strategies provides investment banking and financial advisory services focusing on middle market institutional clients with enterprise size between $20 million and $200 million. The firm offers corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownershipciticapstrategylogo Plans), and capital solutions. Additionally, it provides mergers and acquisitions advisory, due diligence, pre-liquidity planning, and strategic consulting services. CCS caters to aerospace and defense, consumer products, energy, finance, healthcare, and technology sectors. Its clientele includes Supercolor Digital, InforTrends, Eureka Growth Capital, Homerwood, Applied Energy System Inc., and Roark Capital Group.
Dean has a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
Dean is series 63 and 7 licensed.