About Hennepin Partners

The investment bankers of Hennepin Partners are enthusiastic marketers, strong negotiators, and creative dealmakers.

What Makes Us Different

We apply ourselves fully to each client engagement and we never give up. Where others see problems, we see solutions and opportunities. We are supported by talented colleagues who work long hours to ensure the success of each deal. The effectiveness of Hennepin Partners is evident in the exceptional valuations and deal terms we have secured for clients over the course of many years.


Hennepin Partners’ senior professionals have amassed hundreds of years of collective investment banking experience. Together the team has executed hundreds of transactions across multiple industries with aggregate transaction values exceeding $50 billion.

Senior Attention

Countless decisions must be made over the course of a deal, and it’s not always apparent which decisions will have lasting consequences. For this reason, our senior professionals lead every deal and are hands-on at every step of the process. We believe there is no substitute for senior attention.

A Partnership Attitude

There is a huge range of possible outcomes in M&A deals. You need an advisor whose interests are aligned with yours, whether you are selling a business, carving out a non-core division, or recapitalizing the business with a growth-minded investor. With Hennepin Partners, you know that your investment banker is a true partner looking out for your best interests. It’s at the core of how we operate.

Boutique Feel / Global Reach

At Hennepin Partners, we are committed to providing our clients with a personalized level of service larger firms may struggle to match, while our experienced bankers, relationships, size and global network enables us to connect our clients with buyers and sellers from all over the world, unlike smaller regional firms. We are proud to have worked with clients and buyers from a wide range of industries and geographies, and we are always striving to deliver the best possible outcomes for our client by implementing a highly-customized approach for every engagement.


Earlier in their careers, the founders of Hennepin Partners worked together as Managing Directors and Group Heads within Lazard Middle Market (LMM). At LMM they focused primarily on the “middle market” – companies with enterprise values ranging from $15 million to $350 million.

Over time, as LMM decided to concentrate on larger clients, the founders left to form new business platforms. One team left in 2009 to form Quetico Partners and the other left in 2012 to establish the Craig-Hallum M&A Group. Their motivations were identical: to continue serving clients in the middle market.

In 2018, these former colleagues and friends reunited to form Hennepin Partners — a firm founded on the conviction that clients in the middle market deserve the same quality of advice and high level of service as clients in the Fortune 500.

Our Team

Successful M&A processes are about the people you hire and their dedication to your objectives. We are highly engaged and committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients.
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Our Transactions

Our team has executed hundreds of transactions comprising more than $50 billion in aggregate transaction value.
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