Taureau Group Announces Ownership Change

by Ann Hanna

For Immediate Release
December 4, 2018

Ann Hanna, MBA, CPA
Managing Director & Owner, Taureau Group

Corey Vanderpoel, MBA
Managing Director & Owner, Taureau Group

WISCONSIN – Taureau Group LLC, an investment banking firm headquartered in Wisconsin, announced that owners and managing directors Ann Hanna and Corey Vanderpoel have entered into an agreement to purchase the shares of Taureau Group that have been owned by Schenck, a CPA and consulting firm, with the transaction expected to close January 1, 2019.

Taureau Group provides full-service merger and acquisition services. Hanna, Vanderpoel and Schenck have owned this entity since July 2017.

“Schenck has been a wonderful partner who has supported significant growth over our history,” said Hanna. “The structure of Taureau Group as a fully independent firm allows for greater focus on Taureau Group’s sole focus of investment banking.”

Taureau Group has doubled in size over the past three years and is anticipating continued growth. The professionals at Taureau Group lead and support the execution of M&A projects, which includes business sales and divestitures, acquisitions, management buyouts and recapitalizations. Since 2015, the team has completed more than 30 transactions for approximately $600 million in aggregate transaction value. Taureau Group has been recognized twice by M&A industry publication Acquisition International, including Best USA M&A Solutions and Sustained Excellence in Exit Planning – USA.

Taureau Group’s team of seven professionals will continue providing M&A advisory services from their location at 11414 West Park Place, Suite 200, in Milwaukee.

“We remain committed to meeting the unique needs of middle-market companies and their owners, and we will continue delivering highly creative investment banking solutions and a level of professional service that consistently exceeds their expectations,” said Vanderpoel. “From a client service perspective this change in ownership will be imperceptible.”

About Taureau Group, LLC

Taureau Group is a full-service boutique investment banking practice that works with privately held, middle-market companies. With a dedicated group of investment banking professionals providing M&A advisory services for business sales and divestitures, acquisitions, management buyouts and recapitalizations, Taureau Group approaches transactions with creativity, a strong sense of urgency and the negotiation skills and expertise critical to complete transactions in the best interests of its clients. Principals of Taureau group have a combined 50+ years of investment banking experience.