Cooper Mills Joins Bowstring as Partner
July 8, 2009 | Atlanta, GA
Bowstring Advisory Partners is pleased to announce that Cooper Mills has agreed to join the firm as a Managing Director. Cooper founded the Business Services Industry Group for Robinson–Humphrey in 1993 and led the group to become the most active underwriter to the staffing industry. Cooper’s industry coverage included Staffing/Search, HR Outsourcing/Recruiting Process Outsourcing, Marketing Services, and Industrial Services. He and his team had responsibility for developing and transacting public and private equity capital raises, private debt placements, merger and acquisition transactions and financial advisory assignments. Cooper also had responsibility for serving private equity groups active in Business Services. Cooper’s group was responsible for raising over $5 billion in capital for services firms such as MPS Group, NCO Group, Comsys, Personnel Group of America, AHL Services and others. Cooper’s group completed over 85 M&A deals including the sales of Source Services to Romac and EmployBridge to private equity firm JW Childs.
Jim Childs, Managing Partner of Bowstring Advisory Partners, commented, “Having Cooper join us is a major step forward for our firm as we try to build the premier franchise in mid–market business services investment banking. Cooper’s experience will further advance our leadership in the Staffing segment and will allow us to grow into the Industrial Services and Marketing Services segments even more. We bolstered our IT/Professional Services team by adding Don Holbrook earlier this year and will continue this effort as well.”