David Praet Named Director of Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors


David Praet

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Troy-based investment firm Doeren Mayhew Capital Advisors has promoted David Praet to director.

Praet has 10 years of experience with investment banking, consulting, and corporate finance experience obtained with the investment back and its affiliate Doeren Mayhew. He has focused on mergers and acquisitions including buy-side and sell-side advisory, divestitures, debt and equity capital raising, and recapitalizations for the investment bank’s clients since joining the bank.

He was part of the original team chosen to join the investment bank, which was spun off from Doeren Mayhew in 2014.

Praet has represented both private and public companies in domestic and international transactions in industries including industrial manufacturing, automotive, transportation, distribution, financial institutions and business services.

“David has played an intricate role in the success of many of our transactions and the investment bank. He brings a profound understanding of the transaction process, superior attention to detail, and excellent management and organizational skills to each deal,” says managing director Claudio Calado. “His work ethic, dedication to the firm and reliability are exemplary. We are excited to have him as a member of the management team to participate in shaping the future of our firm.”

Praet has a Bachelor of Science in business administration in both finance and international business from Georgetown University. He also holds both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Additionally he is a registered representative, holding his Series 63 and 79 licenses.

Doeren Mayhew is a national team with 30 years of deal-making experience and international resources. They provide sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions advisory, as well as debt placement and capital raise services to businesses and portfolio companies of private equity firms in diverse sectors around the globe. Primary locations are in Michigan, Texas, and New York and the company’s national deal resources have collectively worked more than 500 transactions.

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