I-Bank GH&F Hires Two Attorneys Out of Kirkland & Ellis

Investment bank Greene Holcomb & Fisher, with offices in Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Seattle, has brought aboard two attorneys, Omar Akbar and Mark Horvick. Both Akbar and Horvick were more recently senior corporate associates at the Chicago-based law firm Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, where they focused on M&A for private equity clients.

PRESS RELEASE:

Greene Holcomb & Fisher (“GH&F”) is pleased to announce that Omar Akbar and Mark Horvick have joined the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Omar was a senior corporate associate at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago), where he focused on M&A transactions for private equity clients, private fund formations and securities regulation. He has substantial experience in structuring, negotiating and advising clients on buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $1 billion. Prior to entering private practice, Omar served as a law clerk to a federal circuit court judge. Omar is a graduate of New York University (LLM), the University of Iowa (JD) and Luther College (BA). Omar grew up in Waterloo, Iowa.

Mark was a senior corporate associate at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago and Shanghai) where he spent the majority of time executing M&A transactions for private equity clients. Mark has been involved in over 50 M&A transactions ranging from a few million dollars to several billion. He has substantial experience structuring and negotiating buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions as well as experience with carve-outs, spin-offs, refinancings, PIPEs, work-outs, restructurings and 368 sales. Mark is a graduate of Augsburg College (BA) and Indiana University – Bloomington (JD and MBA). Mark grew up in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

“We are pleased and excited to be adding two outstanding professionals to our Minneapolis office. Omar and Mark bring a wealth of deal experience in complex M&A and financing transactions. Their extensive transaction backgrounds will provide valuable insight to our clients as they look to refinance, raise capital and/or exit their businesses,” said Kyle Crowe, Managing Director.

About Greene Holcomb & Fisher LLC

Greene Holcomb & Fisher, with offices in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Seattle, is an investment banking firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private placements and financial advisory services for the middle market. At GH&F, we blend our experience from nationally prominent investment banks, New York Stock Exchange-listed companies and leading law firms with senior-level attention and entrepreneurial ingenuity to deliver creative services to high quality companies.