Kim has over 15 years of deal-making experience. Kim has advised companies in a broad range of industries and has been focused on the Apparel, Retail & Consumer sector for most of her investment banking career. Her expertise covers several types of transactions including growth capital raises, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged recapitalizations, and joint ventures.
Prior to joining Triangle, Kim founded Goldstar Advisors, a financial advisory and strategic consulting firm specializing in consumer product companies, retailers, and restaurants. At Goldstar Advisors she structured transactions, developed business plans and company valuations, and evaluated new business initiatives. Her clients included Nutrisystem, the U.S. Postal Service, private equity firms, leading middle-market companies, and emerging growth consumer brands. Prior to Goldstar Advisors, Kim worked as an investment banker at Thomas Weisel Partners where she advised consumer product companies and retailers on public and private capital raises, mergers, acquisitions, and company sales. She began her career at Berkshire Capital Securities, an investment bank specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and valuations for financial services firms.
Kim received her BA from Brown University, graduating magna cum laude and with honors. She earned her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Kim has over 13 years of Mergers & Acquisitions experience and financial advisory services for both Sell-side and Buy-side transactions.
Kim 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).
Kim 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.