the team behind prairie capital advisors

Our Team

Anthony Dolan

DIRECTOR

Anthony Dolan is a Director at Prairie Capital Advisors. Mr. Dolan has significant experience advising middle market companies and shareholders on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, leveraged ESOPs, and strategic advisory engagements. Mr. Dolan has diverse experience executing transactions in the industrial products, food and beverage, and business services industries. Mr. Dolan was a recipient of the 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Award of 2017 presented by The M&A Advisor.

Representative transactions include:

  • Bettcher Industries, Inc., an ESOP-owned developer and manufacturer of innovative equipment for the food processing, foodservice, industrial, and medical markets, on its sale to MPE Partners (Winner of M&A Advisor’s 2018 Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year - $100MM - $250MM)
  • Sternberg Lighting, a leading ESOP-owned manufacturer and custom solutions provider of specified LED/HID outdoor lighting products, on its sale to Lumenpulse Group
  • Kriz-Davis Co., an ESOP-owned supplier of electrical and related products, on its sale to Border States Electric (Winner of M&A Atlas’ 2018 USA ESOP Deal of the Year)
  • Tacoma Electric Supply – a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners, an electrical products wholesale distributor, on its sale to Winsupply
  • Door Engineering and Manufacturing– a portfolio company of The Mendota Group, a designer and manufacturer of customized industrial, commercial, aviation and specialty doors on its sale to Senneca Holdings– a portfolio company of the Audax Group
  • Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing, Inc., a leading ESOP-owned food broker, on its sale to the Impact Group – a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners
  • Consolidated Lumber Company, an ESOP-owned multi-location building materials distributor, on its sale to Aiglon Capital Management
  • Mapes LBH, Inc., an ESOP-owned company specializing in processing and distribution of electrical steel and enameling steel, on its sale to Union Partners
  • Strom Products, Ltd., owners of the No Yolks and Wacky Mac food brands, on its sale to New World Pasta Company– a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ebro Puleva, S.A. (CATS: EBRO)
  • Line Craft Tool Company, a privately-held company specializing in high precision grinding and machining for close tolerance parts, on its sale to United Stars, Inc.
  • Cornerstone Treatment Facilities, a privately-held leading provider of substance abuse treatment cemters, on its debt capital raise and sale to an ESOP
  • Plastic Products Company, a privately-held plastic injection molding manufacturer, on its sale to an ESOP

Prior to joining Prairie Capital Advisors, Mr. Dolan was an investment professional with Alpha Capital Partners and NM Group Global LLC, a multi-national industrial holding company. Mr. Dolan has also served as a past board observer to several portfolio companies of Alpha Capital Partners.
Mr. Dolan holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management and a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Economics from Benedictine University in Lisle, Il. He has participated in numerous technical seminars on leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, ESOP transactions, and corporate valuations. Mr. Dolan currently holds FINRA Series 79 and 63 securities licenses.
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • The ESOP Association

Middle - Market Focus

Middle - Market Focus

Prairie Capital Advisors is dedicated to serving the investment banking and financial advisory needs of middle - market business owners

Ownership Transition

Ownership Transition

A successful transition needs a well-thought- out strategy. We will help define, shape, and implement a plan that meets your short-term and long-term objectives

Corporate Growth

Corporate Growth

Build or buy? It could be both. Prairie Capital Advisor’s strong relationships with debt and equity capital sources will help you realize your corporate growth strategies

Business Sustainability

Business Sustainability

Sustainability requires strategies that grow the enterprise and minimize risks. Prairie advises companies on strategies that result in long-term shareholder value