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Ravinia Capital LLC announces that John W. Kemp has joined the firm as Partner.

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Ravinia Capital LLC ("Ravinia"), an independent financial advisory and investment bank in Chicago, announces that John W. Kemp has joined the firm as Partner. The addition of Mr. Kemp builds on Ravinia's strong position as the trusted advocate for companies who are looking for capital to invest or buy more time in tough situations, or are seeking succession, ownership transition or exit strategies.

(PRWEB) August 20, 2018

August 20, 2018, Chicago, IL – Ravinia Capital LLC ("Ravinia"), an independent financial advisory and investment bank in Chicago, announces that John W. Kemp has joined the firm as Partner. The addition of Mr. Kemp builds on Ravinia's strong position as the trusted advocate for companies who are looking for capital to invest or buy more time in tough situations, or are seeking succession, ownership transition or exit strategies.

Ravinia specializes in capital raises including debt refinancing, merger and acquisition advisory, and helping clients develop and execute strategic alternatives. The firm has distinguished itself by building a track record of successful engagements that maximize outcomes, by working with clients to uncover the range of options available to them.

In joining the firm, Mr. Kemp brings over three decades of experience as an operating and financial executive, including providing financial advisory and investment banking services. He has worked with both healthy and distressed middle market and large companies across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, the automotive aftermarket, healthcare, retail (including e-commerce), consumer, industrial, business and financial services (including leasing).

Earlier in his career Mr. Kemp was the #2 executive at Sears Automotive where he helped lead a team that drove a $150 million profit improvement over three years, and in 2017 Mr. Kemp was president of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Chicago/Midwest Chapter, where he worked with a team of over 60 volunteer leaders to create programming, educational and networking events that drove robust attendance and higher membership.

"While with my last firm, I had the opportunity to partner with Ravinia on three successful transactions – the sale of Precision Devices, Medivative Technologies and Aircom Manufacturing – and so I knew from personal experience that Ravinia always operates with the highest level of integrity, and with an unrelenting focus on finding the best results for their clients" said Mr. Kemp. "Given my high regard for Tom Goldblatt, Eric Welchko and the rest of the Ravinia team, it was an easy decision to join the firm, and I'm very excited about what we can accomplish together on behalf of our clients as we move forward."

Tom Goldblatt, the Managing Partner at Ravinia, said "John embodies the same qualities that we pride ourselves on at Ravinia – namely the utmost honesty and the willingness to fight for our middle market clients. He brings both complimentary and additional skills to our team, and with his background as both a financial advisor and investment banker he will be a great addition to our already strong team."

Eric Welchko, a Partner at Ravinia, added "Our firm has developed a unique culture in how we operate and serve our clients, and this creates an elevated level of difficulty when seeking likeminded professionals to expand our team. Given our real time deal experiences and multiple successes with John, we are very excited to formally have him on the team. Over the past several years I've been proud to call John Kemp a friend, advisor, even a mentor and now we get the pleasure of having him as a colleague and partner."

Mr. Kemp can be reached at (630) 215-9383 or jwk@raviniacapitalllc.com.

For more information, please contact:
Eric Welchko, Partner
Phone: (708) 372-0556
E-mail: ewelchko@raviniacapitalllc.com

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