BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 12, 2017) – Founders Investment Banking (Founders) announced today that Matt Carrington has joined its firm as a Director of its Energy and Industrials Practice. Matt, an experienced corporate financial, development, and acquisitions professional, will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office.
“We could not be more pleased to have Matt join our expanding team,” said Duane Donner, Managing Partner at Founders. “Matt is talented finance professional with deep expertise in business operations and mergers and acquisitions. We are excited to have Matt join our team and our mission of providing unparalleled service to our clients.”
Matt has more than 20 years of mergers and acquisitions and operating experience, encompassing a range of transaction types and spanning numerous industry verticals. He began his career at Ernst & Young, where he received his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Matt then worked as the Director of Finance and Corporate Development of a venture-backed biotechnology company and for a middle-market private equity firm. Matt gained significant transaction experience while leading the mergers and acquisitions group at EBSCO Industries (EBSCO), a multi-billion dollar privately-held conglomerate comprised of over 20 businesses operating in a variety of industries, including the formation of EBSCO Capital, a division of EBSCO with $300M in committed equity capital for new platform and add-on acquisitions with a long-term, control investment strategy.
Prior to joining Founders, Matt served as Group President of EBSCO. As Group President, Matt was responsible for the leadership, financial performance and value creation efforts of three businesses.
Matt graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University with a B.S. in Accounting and received an M.B.A. with honors from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He currently serves on the Board of St. Vincent’s Health System, the largest non-profit health system in Alabama.
About Founders Investment Banking
Founders Investment Banking (Founders) is a merger, acquisition & strategic advisory firm serving middle-market companies. Founders’ focus is on oil and gas, SaaS/software, industrials, internet, digital media and industrial technology companies located nationwide, as well as companies based in the Southeast across a variety of industries. Founders’ skilled professionals, proven expertise and process-based solutions help companies access growth capital, make acquisitions, and/or prepare for and execute liquidity events to achieve specific financial goals. In order to provide securities-related services discussed herein, certain principals of Founders are licensed with M & A Securities Group, Inc. or Founders M&A Advisory, LLC, both members of member FINRA & SiPC. M&A Securities Group and Founders are unaffiliated entities. Founders M&A Advisory is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Founders. For more information, visit www.foundersib.com.