Kerschen named Dealmaker of the Year finalist

John Kerschen, Managing Director, Charter Capital Partners, was named a finalist in the MiBiz Deal and Dealmakers of the Year Awards in the Advisor category for the second year in a row.

The Grand Rapids-based middle-market investment bank of late served as an adviser on three acquisitions made by Crystal Flash Energy that doubled its locations and brought in more than $70 million in annual revenue to the company. Kerschen also co-manages the $15.1 million Michigan Accelerator Fund I that invested more than $1 million into three life sciences companies this past year, serves as the fund manager for the new Novus Biotechnology Fund in Kalamazoo that this year closed its first round by raising $2 million, and advised Grand Rapids Aseptic Manufacturing on a $9.8 million investment round that closed in June. Read more at MiBiz

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