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McGavock Dickinson (Dick) Bransford

Managing Director

Mid-Market Securities, LLC

Office in San Rafael, CA, near San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Mid-Market Securities is an investment bank Broker/Dealer, HQ in New York. We have about two dozen people across the country (and sometimes internationally) who work collaboratively sharing experience and expertise.

What We Do: We provide smaller-to-mid-sized private companies solutions to support their growth goals, address challenges to the business, and/or enable the owners' personal financial goal of maximizing the value of the company and getting some liquidity -- either now or in the future. Mostly, that means capital, business sales, mergers & acquisitions, and consulting assignments to build future value.

Based on the owners' needs, the business and the market, we'll recommend the best available solution to achieve their goals -- often to reduce wealth concentration risk and keep more net of tax -- then we lead and manage the complex, confidential process of preparing the company and negotiating a successful transaction.

Not only does our process reduce risk and stress for owners, it enables them to focus on growth in the short term, while we focus on securing their future wealth and lifestyle options.

Licenses/Professional Associations: FINRA/SIPC, Securities Licenses: Series 79, 63; Alliance of M&A Advisors (hold Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor credential); Association for Corporate Growth

Company Site: http://www,mid-marketsecurities.com

Personal Blog: http://www.SiliconValleyMergersAndAcquisitions.com

My Background: Prior to joining Mid-Market, I was a co-owner of ABI Group, Inc. d/b/a ABI Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions, a business brokerage and advisory firm. Worked within several industries, and concurrently, developed the Tranzequity Advisors practice area to focus on companies in medical and/or information technology markets, healthcare, computer/electronics, business services, and precision manufacturing.

Previous corporate operating experience includes product management, strategy and operations, both inside organizations and as an outside advisor, and have held various management positions, such as: Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Assistant Vice President of Membership Marketing with the U.S. 17th largest property & casualty insurance provider, AAA/California State Auto Association; Del Monte Foods Product Manager with P&L accountability for businesses generating $65 million in annual revenue; and interim management of a small company I acquired. As a Consultant, worked with business acquirers to evaluate candidates and to integrate acquired companies, sellers preparing for sale, launched a start-up, and developed turnaround plans for unprofitable businesses.

B.S., University of Texas, Austin; MBA in International Business from California State University, College of Business and Economics (Honors), taught in the U.S., Asia & Europe.

Post-graduate studies at UC Berkeley, Executive Education Program in corporate strategy at Harvard Business School.