The principals of the firm have 40 years combined rail, rail leasing and transportation industry expertise. This industry knowledge base together with our functional expertise in our served markets, provides a base of understanding of the nuances of this marketplace unique in the industry. These skills and knowledge combined with our strategic M&A experience, position us well to serve you as you contemplate and pursue the key strategic decisions for your company.

Bryan Delfs
Principal
Bryan Delfs
Principal

is a corporate attorney with more than twenty years of experience with corporate transactions and financings. Mike has worked on restructurings, mergers, and stock and asset acquisitions using registered stock, restricted stock, debt, cash and assets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Australia. He has advised buyers and sellers, entrepreneurs, large companies and small, public and private, across a range of industries. With an undergraduate degree in business administration, a Masters degree in Finance, and in-house corporate experience, in addition to top-tier law firm practice, Mike brings the perspective of an experienced business counselor with an understanding of their financial and economic motivations to his clients, helping them to achieve their goals.

 

Mike holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Master of Arts Degree in Finance, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa.

serves as a consulting and research advisor to the firm and has more than twenty years of experience in the rail industry. His expertise is in rail operations, costing, economic analyses and forecasting models, economic impact studies, strategic market research and analysis including voice of the customer, competitive analysis, sales, strategic marketing and business development. David's professional experience includes two Class I railroads, two major U.S. owned leasing companies, and a foreign owned railcar and locomotive leasing company with operations in the U.S., Europe, and South America.

 

David holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Rockford University and a Masters Degree from Loyola University of Chicago

has an extensive background in the development, delivery and management of strategic growth and operating initiatives in mergers & acquisitions, business development, commercial operations and sales. He has developed his expertise with two of the leading rail car leasing companies in the U.S., as a business development consultant and in industry. He has led business development, strategic planning, and commercial operations functions and initiatives in commercial efficiency and effectiveness, market research and intelligence, M&A and strategic expansion, and deal management and execution. 

Known for a consultative and analytical problem-solving management style, his practice is focused on the development and delivery of strategic growth, actionable business insights, buyer and seller representation and transformational strategies and solutions.

Bryan holds an MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan, and a Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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