BlackArch taps Hamilton managing director, head of building products

BlackArch Partners, the Charlotte, North Carolina, middle-market investment bank, tapped Grant Hamilton as managing director and head of the firm’s building-products industry practice. For more than a decade, he’s been advising on middle-market M&A, emphasizing the building-products and diversified-industrials sectors, BlackArch said in a statement. Hamilton and a number of BlackArch senior bankers worked previously at Edgeview Partners, which Piper Jaffray acquired in 2013.

Press Release

Blackarch Partners Names Grant Hamilton as Managing Director and Head of Building Products

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 26, 2016) – BlackArch Partners, a prominent middle-market investment bank offering a full spectrum of advisory services, is pleased to announce that Grant Hamilton has joined the firm as Managing Director and head of the firm’s Building Products industry practice.

Mr. Hamilton has more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry, including over a decade advising on mergers and acquisitions in the middle market with a particular focus on building products and diversified industrials sectors. Mr. Hamilton has a longstanding relationship with many of BlackArch’s senior bankers dating back to their tenure together at Edgeview Partners, a leading middle-market investment bank specialized in mergers and acquisitions advisory. Since Piper Jaffray’s acquisition of Edgeview Partners in 2013, Mr. Hamilton was co-head of Piper’s Building Products & Construction practice within the Diversified Industrials & Services group.

“We are thrilled to have Grant join our growing platform,” said Drew Quartapella, Managing Director and co-founder of BlackArch. Grant shares our dedication to client service and to building the preeminent investment banking platform. We have a tremendous amount of respect for Grant’s industry knowledge and his relationships across the industrial sector and in the financial sponsor community. We continue to be focused on expanding BlackArch’s capabilities and strategically investing in the growth of the firm.”

Prior to Piper Jaffray, Mr. Hamilton was an associate with Bank One Capital Markets and assistant vice president with Bank One’s commercial banking department where he primarily worked with middle-market industrial businesses.

Mr. Hamilton earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Miami University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, two sons and daughter.