DALLAS, Texas, May 17, 2021 – Founders Advisors announced today that Neal England has joined the firm as managing director in the firm’s Dallas office, where he will lead the business services practice. With more than 25 years of broad-based strategy development, executive operations, M&A and integration experience, England will provide advisory leadership across all phases of the transaction process for middle-market clients.
“We are excited to have Neal join Founders Advisors and grow our Dallas office,” said Duane Donner, founder and CEO of Founders Advisors. “His experience and expertise, combined with Founders’ talented analytical team and process-driven solutions, will allow us to raise the level of service we offer to lower middle-market business services companies.”
England has led and completed over 40 buy- or sell-side transactions for technology or business services companies. Prior to joining Founders Advisors, he was managing director, HRM practice leader and global co-head for a Dallas investment banking firm, where he primarily originated and closed sell-side strategic and private equity recapitalizations across North America and Europe.
“I was drawn to Founders because of our aligned values and the company’s authentic operating philosophy,” said England. “They employ an impressive team of talented, highly-educated M&A professionals to support successful client transaction outcomes. The resources here are fantastic and I feel there is no limit to what we can achieve. I’m excited about being a part of such a driven and successful organization.”
England began his M&A career at Staffing Resources, Inc. When the company was acquired by a New York family fund as a platform investment, he led the execution of 21 diversified staffing services acquisitions. He then transitioned into operations with US Personnel, Inc., where he served as regional vice president and led the integration and growth of key acquired transactions. He launched a strategic initiative for the company to acquire a professional employer organization (PEO) as a platform investment, which led to five additional PEO acquisitions over the next four years. England moved up to serve as executive vice president of global operations and president, eventually leading the sale of the company. His operations background has been an asset in the success of his M&A career.
“Founders Advisors has served several business service companies over the years,” said Wesley Legg, president of the investment bank. “Neal demonstrates our continued commitment to providing private business owners with a ‘Wall Street’ level of service and hiring highly experienced and remarkably talented professionals to that end.”
England is a longtime Dallas resident, where he periodically volunteers for the Children’s Medical Center. He previously served as a member on the board of directors for DallasHR.