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John Dunbar

John F. Dunbar, Jr. has over twenty five years of M&A experience as a former principal at Strategic Investments & Holdings, Inc., a private equity firm that invests equity capital with operating management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations. SIHI has successfully completed over 80 acquisitions in diverse manufacturing, distribution and service businesses, involving over $1.5 billion in financing and aggregating revenue of over $6 billion.

John originated, structured and closed equity investments in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, plant expansions and new ventures. As an active board member and consultant today, he evaluates financial performance and participates in strategic and financial planning Some examples of John’s acquisitions include;
Leading the management buyout of Graphic Controls, a $70 million manufacturer of industrial and medical recording charts and markers, specialty printing and printing supplies, from Tyco International. Subsequently completed four strategic add-on acquisitions and reentry into the medical business.

A licensed professional engineer since 1988, John has received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University at Buffalo. John’s successes allow him to provide valuable insights as an Adjunct Instructor: Finance and Managerial Economics in our Professional MBA program and for the past nine years has developed and taught MGF 658 – Mergers and Acquisitions in the UB MBA program.