Decosimo Corporate Finance, LLC (DCF) announced that Jay Hildebrand has joined as a Managing Director. Hildebrand will work from the Chattanooga office focusing on maximizing privately-held businesses’ value for owners through sell-side transaction advisory and corporate finance services.
Hildebrand has a strong background in private equity. He joins DCF from Alderman Holdings, LLC (Alderman), a Chattanooga-based, independent sponsor private equity group that he co-founded in 2015. Alderman successfully raised private capital, completed several acquisitions, operated its portfolio companies, and sold one of its companies to a strategic buyer. Prior to Alderman, Jay worked as an associate at Leitner Williams Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC. Hildebrand’s background in private equity and his experience as an attorney will prove an invaluable resource both to DCF and its clients.
“We are proud to welcome Jay Hildebrand to the DCF team,” said Tom Decosimo, Managing Principal of DCF. “Jay’s experience in private equity will be a tremendous asset as we continue to grow our brand as a leading sell- and buy-side advisory services group.”
DCF’s mission is to maximize value for owners and their companies. Its sell-side process is comprehensive, offers owners the ability to consider all their options, aids in the decision process, provides clients peace of mind, and is designed to maintain confidentiality. Hildebrand’s prior experience in the private equity market, as buyer, operator, and seller, will further DCF’s mission and grow its presence in the middle market.