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Ryan Rassin Joins Chartwell Chicago

February 2021

We are pleased to announce Ryan Rassin has joined the Chartwell team as a Director in our Chicago office, further expanding the firm’s corporate finance practice area. Ryan will lead the execution of capital-markets related transactions, focusing on debt and equity placement, while also originating capital raising opportunities from lower- to middle-market private equity firms. Ryan brings over 20 years of experience as a principal investor to Chartwell.

“We are excited to add Ryan to the Chartwell team and believe his experience in the capital markets and credit expertise will add significant value to our existing and prospective client base,” said Will Bloom, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets. “Moreover, we are highly impressed with Ryan’s leadership attributes. We anticipate his contributions will support our continued growth as one of the most sought-after financial advisors within the private debt and equity capital markets.”

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About Ryan

Ryan joins Chartwell from LBC Credit Partners where he was an Investment Professional responsible for sourcing, structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing senior and junior debt investments for both sponsored and non-sponsored financings in support of LBOs, recapitalizations, refinances, and add-on acquisitions. In addition to his responsibilities as an Investment Professional, Ryan served as a rotational member on LBC’s Investment Committee. Over the course of his career, Ryan has originated, executed, underwritten, and managed a wide array of investments including asset-based revolvers, senior secured cash flow loans, split lien term loans, unitranche structures, second lien, mezzanine, and equity co-investments. Prior to LBC, Ryan served as a Director at OFS Capital, Vice President at Bank of America Business Capital, and a Senior Consultant at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Ryan serves on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth where he is chairman of the M&A/Private Equity Committee and is co-chair of the Programming vertical for the entire chapter. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and received an undergraduate degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois.

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