Robert Grien Joins TM Capital

Robert Grien has joined TM Capital as a managing director and head of the I-bank’s finance and restructuring advisory pracrice. He previously was a senior managing director and head of leveraged finance for Deerfield Capital Management.

TM Capital Corp., a 20-year-old investment banking firm, announced today that Robert C. Grien has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of the Finance and Restructuring Advisory Group. Rob is based in the New York office and brings to TM Capital extensive experience in leveraged transactions and restructurings, together with in-depth knowledge of private and public leveraged finance markets.

Rob began his finance career nearly 30 years ago, and over the course of his career has committed billions of dollars in debt and equity linked facilities spanning several hundred transactions. His areas of expertise include complex financial structuring, restructuring, due diligence, credit analysis, valuation and market pricing.

“For 20 years, TM Capital has built an outstanding record of assisting clients in complex financing and restructuring assignments,” said Jim Grien, President of TM Capital. “We are pleased to add Rob’s strong capabilities to our team.”

Greg Robertson, Chairman of TM Capital, added, “Current market conditions make this a critical moment for clients considering financing and restructuring alternatives, and we’re confident Rob’s long-term record of success in navigating complex financing markets will provide outstanding support for our clients.”

Prior to joining TM Capital, Rob was a Senior Managing Director and Head of the Leveraged Finance Group at Deerfield Capital Management, where he founded and managed the firm’s direct middle market lending practice and was responsible for the origination and execution of nearly $1 billion in first lien, second lien and mezzanine loans. Previously, Rob held several positions at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, including Managing Director, Chief Credit Officer of the Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance Groups, and Chairman of the Credit Commitment Committee. Rob was also a founding partner of DLJ Strategic Partners and co-founder and chief operating officer of the Kelso Mezzanine Fund. He is a graduate of Tulane University and received an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

TM Capital Corp. is an independent investment banking firm based in New York, Boston and Atlanta which has completed over 200 mergers, acquisitions and financings with a combined value in excess of $11 billion for its global roster of clients. For 20 years, TM Capital has provided its client companies with the expertise, resources and focus necessary to structure, negotiate and close strategic and financial transactions. TM Capital is a member firm of M&A International Inc., the world’s leading alliance of mid-market investment banks with over 600 professionals in 44 offices spanning 39 countries. In 2008, member firms closed 258 transactions worth $16.9 billion