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Burkett, Friedland Launch Match Point Partners

Brad Burkett and J.D. Friedland have launched Match Point Partners. New York-based Match Point is a strategy and financial advisory that targets emerging middle market healthcare and technology firms. Burkett and Friedland were previously managing partners at Epsilon Securities. Prior to this, Friedland was head of U.S. healthcare investment banking for Rothschild North America while Burkett was head of healthcare IB at Navigant Capital Advisors.

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Brad Burkett and J.D. Friedland today announced the launch of Match Point Partners LLC, a new strategy and financial advisory firm that helps healthcare and technology companies effectively navigate through each phase of growth to maximize long-term value.  The firm’s seasoned team includes 12 entrepreneurs and advisors and provides a unique blend of experience that addresses the distinctive growth challenges of middle market and emerging companies, while applying a longerterm lens and financial resources typically available to companies only after a certain growth threshold.

“We founded Match Point Partners to provide middle market and emerging companies with a hybrid suite of advisory, operational and bankingservices, which typically have not been available to them,” said Brad Burkett, founder and Senior Managing Director of Match Point Partners.   “We’ve assembled an exceptional executive team that meshes expertise in strategy and management consulting, operations and financial advisory services, combined with a deep entrepreneurial mindset that is vital for middle market and emerging companies.”

Founded by two veterans with extensive advisory and operating experience, Burkett and Friedland were previously the managing partners at Epsilon Securities LLC, a boutique investment bank focusing on middle-market companies.   Prior to Epsilon, Friedland was the head of U.S. healthcare investment banking for Rothschild North America, while Burkett was the head of healthcare investment banking for Navigant Capital Advisors.  Friedland has been providing advisory services to clients in the healthcare and technology sectors since 1994.  Burkett has a breadth of operational and advisory experience having served as CEO of numerous companies in healthcare and technology.  The broader Match Point team has extensive entrepreneurial, mid-market and Fortune 1000 expertise.

“Match Point fills a void in the middle market, acting as a catalyst to assist executives at key inflection points with an eye always toward maximizing long-term value,” said J.D. Friedland, founder and Senior Managing Director of Match Point Partners.  “Whether it’s determining the optimal path forward through an analysis of a client’s strategic, operational and financial issues, or in implementing the solution or transaction to help clients meet their financial and strategic objectives, we apply an entrepreneurial-centric mindset in creating a bridge for growth.”

In addition to its core services, Match Point brings valuable relationships with strategic and financial experts in the technology and healthcare sectors, as well as capital resources that enable the company toparticipate as an investor in select opportunities.

About Match Point Partners LLC

Headquartered in Manhattan, Match Point Partners is a strategy and financial advisory firm that provides a unique blend of value-added strategic, operating and investment banking services to emerging middle market healthcare and technology firms.  Our team of experienced entrepreneurs, bankers, and operators collaborate to develop and execute creative, innovative and often out-of-the-box solutions to help our clients achieve superior value.  For more information, pleasevisit www.mppartnersllc.com.