Bresnahan Joins BlackArch

BlackArch Partners has opened a regional office in Houston. John Bresnahan, a former Duff & Phelps Securities MD, is joining to build out the Houston office. BlackArch is a middle-market investment bank based in Charlotte, N.C.


BlackArch Partners (, a leading middle-market investment bank headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., announced today that it is opening a regional office in Houston, Texas.  This will be the first office expansion for BlackArch, whose professionals have a long history in Texas.  John Bresnahan, a former colleague of several BlackArch principals, will join the firm to build out the Houston office.
Drew Quartapella, a founding partner of BlackArch and native of Houston, commented, “BlackArch is aggressively targeting key markets to expand our M&A advisory business and to leverage the strengths of our platform.  The Texas market is very important to BlackArch.  We have enjoyed tremendous success there with our private equity and private company clients and we look forward to building on our momentum with our clients in this region.”
Bresnahan will be joining a BlackArch team that has collectively more than 150 years of middle market experience and has closed more than 300 transactions.  According to Will Cooper, also a founding partner of BlackArch and co-head of BlackArch’s Energy practice, “We are delighted to have John Bresnahan, a trusted colleague and an exceptional banker with deep relationships in Houston, rejoin our leadership team to continue expanding our presence in this region.”
Bresnahan has over 12 years of middle market mergers and acquisitions advisory experience, including sellside and buyside engagements, as well as corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, private placements and strategic advisory assignments.  His advisory experience includes a significant focus on Energy sector equipment manufacturers and service providers, complemented by broad transaction experience in other key BlackArch industries, including Infrastructure & Construction; Industrial Growth & Diversified Manufacturing; Distribution & Supply Chain Management; Consumer & Retail; Healthcare Products & Services; Transportation & Logistics; and Business & Professional Services.
Prior to joining BlackArch, Bresnahan was a Managing Director at Duff & Phelps Securities, formerly Growth Capital Partners, and, before that, was an officer with both Edgeview Partners in Houston and Harris Williams & Co.
Bresnahan holds a B.S. from Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. He is a founding member and serves on the steering committee of the Houston Symphony’s Young Associates Council.
BlackArch Partners is a middle-market investment bank that offers investment banking advisory services to Financial Sponsors, Private Companies and Diversified Corporations.  BlackArch addresses the needs of entrepreneurs, founders and shareholders of Private Companies with specialized services that include M&A Advisory, Strategic Advisory and Private Capital solutions.  Based in Charlotte, N.C., BlackArch covers all industries of interest to middle-market investors, and its professionals have closed over 300 transactions in 16 countries on four continents.  Please visit our website,, for more details.