St. Louis, Missouri – Greenleaf Capital Partners, LLC, a newly formed merchant banking firm, is pleased to announce that Andy Spann has joined the firm as a Principal.
“Andy’s experience in investment banking, business ownership, and management will be invaluable as we work together to build Greenleaf Capital Partners,” said Chip Smith, Greenleaf’s founding Principal.
“I am excited about working with Chip and others associated with Greenleaf. The number and quality of opportunities that Chip has developed since Greenleaf’s founding is impressive,” said Spann. “I also look forward to working with management of our portfolio companies as they build their businesses and ultimately deliver value to our investors.”
Spann was Vice President-Investment Banking at A. G. Edwards & Sons from 1985 to 1990. He was President of Spann Building Maintenance Company from 1990 to 2000 and President of Professional Employment Group from 2002 to 2011. In 2002, he and partners organized Mount Carmel Communities, a successful senior living development in St. Charles, Missouri. Mount Carmel was recently granted zoning approval from The City of St. Charles to expand its facilities from 110 to 180 beds. Since 2011, Spann has been directly involved in management at Hercules Window Cleaning Company, a company owned by his family. “I plan to transition from my day to day role at Hercules by the end of 2012, and I have been working hard to develop my successor in preparation for this move.”
“We seek to partner with passionate and proficient owners/management teams who want to invest in and grow their business,” said Smith. "Our initial investment in Smith McGehee Insurance Solutions has created positive momentum and is facilitating our capital formation efforts as we scale Greenleaf. We plan to announce at least one additional investment in a new platform company within the next thirty days.”
About Greenleaf Capital Partners:
Greenleaf Capital Partners (GCP) advises clients on capital raisings, mergers & acquisitions, ownership transitions, and recapitalizations. In addition, GCP is the managing member of Greenleaf Investment Company, which invests in smaller middle market businesses, including start-ups, with proven management teams. For more information, please visit www.greenleafcp.com.