Member News — DAK’s Ari Fuchs Honored in NJBIZ 2018 Forty Under 40 Awards Program

DAK’s Ari Fuchs Honored in NJBIZ 2018 Forty Under 40 Awards Program

Ari Fuchs has been named a winner in the 2018 NJBIZ Forty Under 40 awards program.

The Forty Under 40 awards program honors men and women under the age of 40 who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community. To qualify, a nominee had to meet selection criteria that included working in New Jersey, possessing significant authority for decision making within a company or organization and being the age of 39 years old or younger on September 11, 2018. The winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges.

NJBIZ and the program sponsors honored this year’s winners during an awards reception and ceremony on September 24 at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ. The honorees are also highlighted in a special supplement to NJBIZ on September 24, 2018.

I am grateful and honored to be selected as a recipient for this prestigious award. I would like to thank my colleagues at DAK for their continued professional encouragement and guidance” stated Ari Fuchs.

Ari is a Director in the New Jersey office of DAK, an investment bank that works exclusively with middle market business owners. Ari is an integral part of the client service team.  He is responsible for the origination and execution of sell- and buy-side strategic mandates, restructuring assignments as well as equity and debt capital raises and strategic advisory services.

Over the course of his investment banking career, Ari has originated and executed over 100 transactions with aggregate enterprise value of more than $1 billion, including M&A advisory assignments and private equity and debt financings.

His clients have included publicly-traded and privately-held middle-market companies in a broad range of industries including industrials and manufacturing, technology, consumer products, business services, healthcare services, telecommunications and media.

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