Northborne Partners Launches | Financial Buzz

Northborne Partners Launches

Northborne Partners announced its official launch today. Northborne specializes in providing sell-side mergers and acquisitions advisory services to privately held companies, especially family-owned, entrepreneur-owned and other closely held businesses in the food & consumer, healthcare and industrial sectors, among others. Northborne’s mission is to provide business owners with a superior M&A advisory experience through highly experienced senior dealmakers with deep industry sector experience leading each and every transaction.

The firm was founded by partners Ken Higgins, Mark Horvick, Paul Jevnick and Ben Marks, who worked together for years at Greene Holcomb Fisher before selling to BMO Capital Markets in 2016. Higgins, Jevnick and Marks stayed on for four and half years at BMO, while Horvick left to join Cowen & Company (fka Quarton International) following the sale. Northborne reunites these four colleagues and combines their 85+ years of deal making experience.

“We founded Northborne specifically to serve the unique M&A advisory needs of entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses. We have amassed substantial expertise and developed a ‘bedside manor’ that sets us apart when business owners are looking for the right advisor to help them reach their ultimate goals. Northborne’s founders have been fortunate to work with incredible private clients over the years, building a broad network of relationships that has helped us get off to a fast start,” commented Paul Jevnick.

Ben Marks added, “We have attracted exceptional junior- and mid-level banker talent right out of the gate, and we are aggressively continuing to build our team. We are focused on cultivating an exceptional team-oriented culture that seeks to grow and develop our people across the organization. We do this because it’s the right thing to do for our employees and because an exceptional culture provides the perfect platform to drive exceptional outcomes for our clients.”

“We expect 2021 to be a strong year for M&A. It has been a sellers’ market for years. The COVID-related slowing of deal activity in mid-2020 has made buyers even hungrier in 2021. Also, tax considerations are causing many potential sellers to seriously consider whether they ought to sell this year. Northborne’s clients are well-positioned to take advantage of our unique platform to capitalize on this unprecedented sellers’ market,” stated Mark Horvick.

Ken Higgins sums it up this way, “We are a team of seasoned investment bankers who combine deep experience doing highly sophisticated deals, at large firms and boutiques, with a focus on private sellers. We love to do deals, and Northborne’s partners are intimately involved in every deal every step of the way. Large firms don’t offer this sort of personalized, customized attention, and small firms often don’t bring the level of sophistication, infrastructure and experience we possess. We represent the best of both worlds for private business owners looking to ensure an optimal liquidity event for themselves, their family, their employees, their customers and their communities.”

Northborne Partners is a preeminent middle market investment banking firm focused on providing sell-side M&A advisory services to privately held companies in the food & consumer, healthcare and industrials sectors, among others. Northborne Partners is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and provides M&A advisory services nationwide.

If you would like more information about Northborne Partners, please contact Paul Jevnick at 612-850-5781 or or visit


Paul Jevnick

Northborne Partners

Phone: (612) 850-5781


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