McGavock Dickinson (Dick) Bransford

Managing Director
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Basic Information

About Me

We provide growth and transition solutions to public and private, U.S. and international, companies seeking to build shareholder wealth via sale of the business, merger, acquisition, access to capital, restructuring, recapitalization, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and financial advisory and strategy consulting.

Combining 11 years of consulting to Small/Medium/Large companies with large company operating experience (Product Manager & VP-level), I offer clients hands-on management experience that few investment bankers possess. This unconventional formula supports 1) a highly consultative relationship with clients, focused on value generation for shareholders, appropriate to ownership life cycle and the company’s stage in the business cycle, and 2) additional services, such as operational improvement and brand development/repositioning,

Prior to joining Mid-Market Securities, LLC, a New York-headquartered, boutique investment bank/broker-dealer, was a co-owner of ABI Group, Inc., a business brokerage and M&A intermediary firm serving privately held companies. Worked within several industries, and concurrently, developed the Tranzequity Advisors practice to focus on companies in selected markets.

Former Vice President Corporate Strategy and Assistant Vice President (marketing) of $2 billion property and casualty insurance company and membership organization (AAA). Held P&L line management responsibility and won awards for consumer packaged goods brands generating $65 million revenue (Del Monte). Acquired, restructured and grew a small business.

Successfully operated sole proprietor consulting company for 11 years: worked with a business acquirer to evaluate candidates, an acquirer to integrate a several hundred million dollar acquisition involving multiple manufacturing plants, a business owner preparing for sale, helped launch a start-up now a successful company, and developed turnaround plans for unprofitable businesses.

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Securities Licenses: Series 79 Investment Banking; Series 63 States License Exam

Professional Information


Mid-Market Securities, LLC


Managing Director


Mid-Market Securities, LLC, a New York-based, FINRA/SIPC-registered broker dealer, offers a broad spectrum of investment banking resources to domestic and international, private and public, middle market and selected emerging growth companies. Additionally, the firm serves as a Placement Agent for alternative investment funds.


Mergers & Acquisitions, Sales and Divestitures, Buy Side Advisory & Financing | Private Placements, Project Finance and Growth Capital Financing | Corporate Reorganization, Restructuring & Recapitalization | Joint Ventures, Strategic Relationships, Licensing and Royalty Transactions | Valuation Analyses, Fairness Opinions and Expert Witness Testimony | General Financial Advisory & Strategy Consulting

Time Period

2011-07 – Present


School Name

California State University-East Bay


Masters of Business Administration, International Business, classes taught in U.S., Asia and Europe

Time Period

2005 – 2006