BDO United States

BDO United States



- More Than 20 Years of Experience Advising Companies -

Boston, MA – September 28, 2010 – BDO Capital Advisors, LLC (BDO Capital), an independent subsidiary of BDO, today announced that Bob Snape has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Snape has successfully executed more than 100 middle market financial advisory engagements representing more than six billion dollars of aggregate transaction value for a variety of clients including family-owned businesses, Fortune 500 corporations and leading private equity firms. In addition, he has executed transactions across most major industry groups and has particular expertise and clients within the Industrial, Healthcare and Consumer & Retail segments.

Mr. Snape specializes in strategic sale transactions, leveraged recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, go-private transactions, management buy-outs and exclusive sales. He has also completed cross-border transactions, private placements, ESOP transactions and fairness opinions on behalf of his clients and provided strategic advice on dividend policy and share repurchases.

“Bob is a key addition to the firm and we are very pleased to welcome him to the Boston office,” said Ken Csaplar, President of BDO Capital advisors. “He has established himself as a leader in the Consumer & Retail sector, and his extensive middle market M&A experience across a variety of industries makes him a valuable resource to the firm and our clients.”

Prior to joining BDO Capital, Mr. Snape was a Group Head and Managing Director at Scott-Macon, Ltd., where he led the Consumer & Retail investment banking practice. Previous to Scott-Macon, he was a Managing Director and Senior Investment Banker within the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Banc of America Securities LLC. During his tenure at Banc of America Securities, Mr. Snape played an integral role in formulating and leading the firm’s middle market M&A advisory practice and served as Head of Global Commercial Banking M&A with national M&A origination and execution responsibilities. He was also a senior member of the Consumer & Retail middle market investment banking group at Banc of America Securities and was a founding officer of the Corporate Sales & Divestitures Group, which focused exclusively on the execution of middle market sell-side M&A transactions on behalf of large corporate and private equity clients.

Mr. Snape joined Banc of America Securities from Fleet Securities, Inc. where he was a founding officer and Managing Director of Fleet M&A Advisors and a senior member of the Fairness Opinion Review Committee. Prior to Fleet, Mr. Snape was a Director of Corporate Finance at KPMG LLP where he was responsible for executing mergers and acquisitions and private placement transactions for KPMG's international client base. He also has prior experience at JP Morgan (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank) and began his career at The Vista Group, a private equity firm, as an Investment Analyst. Mr. Snape earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from Boston University.

About BDO Capital Advisors, LLC

BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is a middle market boutique investment bank that focuses on four product areas: mergers and acquisition advisory, corporate finance capital raising, special situations advisory, and board advisory. Through its highly experienced investment bankers, the firm has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in capital, been involved in the financial restructuring of hundreds of companies and generated approximately seven billion dollars of shareholder transaction value in industries such as healthcare services, specialty manufacturing, software and information technology, specialty chemicals, and retail and consumer products.

BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is a separate legal entity and is an affiliated company of BDO USA, LLP, a New York limited liability partnership and national professional services firm. Through their affiliation with BDO’s international network, BDO Capital has access to more than 300 corporate finance professionals domiciled in over 40 countries. BDO is regularly ranked in the top ten in M&A advisory based on number of transactions with values up to $100 million by Thomson Reuters’ league table ranking, and in the top ten of special situation banks by number of active bankruptcy engagements by The BDO Capital Advisors, LLC is a FINRA member firm. For more information please visit:

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BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 39 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,138 offices in 115 countries.

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