Middle Market Musings

Episode 49 Mark Chesen, SSG Capital Advisors

March 28, 2024 Andy Greenberg & Charlie Gifford Season 1 Episode 49
Middle Market Musings
Episode 49 Mark Chesen, SSG Capital Advisors
Show Notes

Mark Chesen is a founder and managing partner at SSG Capital Advisors, a special situations-focused investment bank that has completed more than 400 transactions since its founding in 2001.  Mark zips through growing up in Iowa, college at the University of Texas and an early stint in public accounting before turning to the wide world of investment banking.  He and the hosts chart SSG’s growth, its sale and repurchase by the founders, and the unusual continuity Mark and his partners have maintained over 23 years.  There’s also some interesting discussion about the DNA of the special situations banker and how Mark both uses and plays off of his own good nature. This ones goes smooth “like buttah.”  (If you get the dated SNL reference – you are in the core MMM demographic.)