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Jonathan Brabrand

Managing Director

Jonathan is passionate about helping businesses prosper and maximize value to their employees, customers, communities, and owners. Instilled with a spirit of entrepreneurism from a young age, Jonathan draws on his experience as a business owner, trusted strategic advisor, and investment banker to identify and overcome the challenges clients face. Jonathan’s humility and easy-going personality belie the razor-sharp business instincts he honed over two decades of structuring and negotiating dozens of M&A transactions ranging from $10-300 million in value.

Leveraging the expertise and extensive private equity relationships he developed over the course of his middle market investment banking career, Jonathan plays dual, complementary roles at Fahrenheit: Private Equity Practice Leader and Investment Banking Principal.

Private Equity Practice Leader

Jonathan leads Fahrenheit’s Private Equity Practice, a cross-functional, senior-level team with extensive real-world experience in addressing the challenges that portfolio companies and their financial sponsors face. With resident experts in finance and accounting, operations, restructuring, executive coaching, and sales organization transformation that have the flexibility to engage clients on a project-specific or more immersive interim basis, Fahrenheit offers an unrivaled tool kit of capabilities that are deployed to overcome obstacles to growth and quickly create equity value within portfolio companies.

Investment Banking Principal

Jonathan serves as Principal of Fahrenheit Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank that specializes in providing buy- and sell-side M&A advisory services to owners of family-held and other private businesses. Jonathan can help the most experienced and seasoned business owners, as well as those who may have never been through a sale process before. As such, he employs a high-touch approach to the transaction process, ensuring his clients understand not only how the process will unfold, but the importance of each step along the way. For clients that are not currently ready to sell, Brabrand offers an extensive pre-transaction advisory program to help entrepreneurs, business owners, and Boards of Directors evaluate and prepare for future liquidity events. His expert advice on liquidity alternatives, timing, valuation, and overall transaction readiness enables business owners to confidently execute their optimal strategy at the most opportune time.

Professional Background

After graduating from the University of Richmond, Jonathan began his career with Harris Williams & Co. during a period of rapid growth, then co-founded Boxwood Partners as a start-up Richmond-based boutique investment bank. Most recently, he was Managing Director in the Commercial & Industrial investment banking group at BB&T Capital Markets, where he led M&A processes for privately held businesses and portfolio companies of private equity groups and family offices.

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