Chapman Associates, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, is proud to announce that Theodore W. Bernstein, JD, MBA, MPH has joined the Firm as a Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions. A proven healthcare / life sciences, finance, and lawyer-business leader, Mr. Bernstein brings to Chapman more than 25 years of deal-making, executive management, and Wall Street experience. Mr. Bernstein’s focus at Chapman is to provide value-added M&A services to clients in healthcare and related businesses on a nationwide basis.
Mr. Joe Denny, Chairman of Chapman Associates said, “We are delighted that Theodore Bernstein has joined us as a Managing Director. Chapman has provided senior level experience to our clients for over 60 years, and Theodore’s industry and finance expertise, along with his ability to build relationships and create opportunities for our clients, will strengthen our capabilities significantly.”
Prior to joining Chapman Associates, Mr. Bernstein was a Managing Partner of N-Squared Growth Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focused primarily on healthcare services and technology / business services. In that role, he concentrated on opportunity origination, deal negotiation and execution, due diligence, regulatory matters, capital sourcing, and managing operating partner and subject matter expert relationships. In addition to his transaction expertise, Mr. Bernstein has extensive healthcare investing know-how as a principal, portfolio manager, and securities analyst gained at several hedge funds, including Avenue Capital Group. Prior to his buy-side work in alternative asset management, Mr. Bernstein was a Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella & Co., where he provided sell-side research coverage of the healthcare universe and selected food and other retailers to institutional investors. In recognition of his high quality investment research, Mr. Bernstein earned #1 rankings from “Institutional Investor” for a number of consecutive years. Before entering his career in finance, Mr. Bernstein acquired significant transaction acumen as an attorney, primarily at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he concentrated on financing healthcare and technology companies through the public markets. Mr. Bernstein began his operating executive career in healthcare as an Administrative Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Chapman Associates is one of the oldest and most respected middle-market mergers and acquisitions firms in the United States. Since 1954, buyers and sellers have trusted Chapman with their M&A objectives and, to date, Chapman Associates has sold over 2,300 companies successfully. Chapman’s long-standing, nationwide success in middle-market mergers and acquisitions is based on providing owners of closely-held, mid-sized companies with the same senior level experience, advice, and quality representation that is available typically only to much larger companies.
Focusing on enterprises with values between $5 million and $200 million, Chapman’s clients also include financial and strategic buyers and companies seeking divestitures. Chapman’s professionals are located strategically throughout the United States and utilize a proprietary, database-driven marketplace called Biz Mart (SM) to provide clients with access to markets and buyers around the world in numerous industries. Chapman’s measured strategy of hiring only expert, seasoned professionals with M&A expertise and operating experience in major industries recommends the Chapman franchise uniquely.
Mr. Bernstein, a native of West Virginia and the son of two physicians, is a graduate of both the University of Chicago’s Law School (JD) and Booth School of Business (MBA – Finance), Yale University´s School of Public Health (MPH – Healthcare Management), and The Johns Hopkins University (BA – Natural Sciences).