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For the bulk of our client engagements we provide sell-side M&A and capital-raising advisory services. The substantial value that we add in providing these services is based upon our expertise in:

  • Creating the competitive tension necessary to drive potential buyers and investors to put forth and negotiate their best terms, and then
  • Working with the winner (and its various advisors) to expeditiously close the transaction.

We provide the guidance and manpower necessary to create the competitive tension and execute these crucial and challenging transactions for our clients. Meanwhile, our clients can focus on their expertise – managing their businesses to generate the best possible financial results during the course of the transaction process.

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    mergers and acquisitions

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    We provide M&A advisory for both Sell-side and Buy-side. Sell-side transactions are at our core. Buy-side typically comes in two forms: a client with identified acquisition criteria or a specific target.

    Financing: Equity & Debt

    We advise clients on raising growth-capital, financing acquisitions, executing recapitalizations, and employee-led buyouts and ownership transactions that fall under Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP).

    Fairness Opinions

    We provide fairness opinions to public companies. Often these services are in connection with M&A, but the need for these opinions also arises from regulatory requirements, dispute resolution and other issues.


    Our clients include leading middle market companies from the Retail, Consumer Products, Apparel & Accessories, and related Technology markets.
    Richard Kestenbaum

    New York, NY
    [email protected]
    212-382-2222 (w, h, m)
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    Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries. He is a Contributor to Forbes.com where he writes a regular blog about trends in retail and consumer product businesses. He also appears regularly in print and other media as well as industry panels and speaking programs.

    Before co-founding Triangle, Richard was a Managing Director at a boutique investment banking firm called Financo, Inc. While at Financo, Richard was responsible for a majority of the firm’s apparel industry transactions. Prior to joining Financo, Richard was a Partner and First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. At Drexel, Richard was responsible for a group of 14 professionals doing middle-market mergers and acquisitions around the world.

    Richard is the co-author of three books on finance and computer programming. He is formerly an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Business at the graduate program of the Stern School of Business at York University.

    Richard received a BS in Accounting from New York University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Harvard University. Richard is married and lives in New York.

    Click here to read Richard’s blog and follow him on Forbes.com.


    Richard has over 30 years of Mergers & Acquisitions experience and financial advisory services for both Sell-side and Buy-side transactions.

    Richard has an impressive portfolio of successful deals that required raising growth-capital, financing acquisitions and executing recapitalizations.  He also works with companies seeking to structure and finance employee-led buyouts and ownership transactions that fall under Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP).

    Richard often provides fairness opinions to public companies in connection with M&A transactions.  But, the need for fairness opinions also arises from regulatory, dispute resolution and other issues.


    • Retail

    • Consumer Products

    • eCommerce

    • Specialty Retail

    • Apparel

    • Accessories

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