The lower middle market is by far the largest segment of the US economy. By some estimates there are 14x the number of businesses operating in the $5M-$100M revenue range than there are generating $100M and up. The sheer volume of opportunity in the LMM has attracted individuals from all walks of life and professional disciplines to meet the diverse capital needs of the 350k+ businesses operating in the LMM today.
From an Army Green Beret, to an NHL All Star, to the former CEO of Uber – here are 10 deal professionals who have made the decision to hang their proverbial second-career hats in the LMM M&A economy.
Jon Santemma | Co-Founder & General Partner, Regal Healthcare
Private Equity Firm | New York, NY
Former Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Jefferies
Jon Santemma is a co-founder of Regal Healthcare Capital Partners. Prior to the formation of Regal, he was the Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Jefferies LLC, which he joined in 2009. From 1999-2009, Mr. Santemma was a Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group of UBS, including a six year stint in London where he helped build out UBS’ European Healthcare Investment Banking business. Mr. Santemma began his healthcare investment banking career with Citigroup/Smith Barney in 1995, after practicing law in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
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