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Our team focuses on assisting private equity partners by providing high quality deal flow, add on acquisition, capital markets and restructuring support. G2 continues to invest in the private equity community as trusted partners of choice.



G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets, and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product, and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice.




G2 has had an exceptional start to the year, actively supporting over 95 engagements across four industries, serving investment banking and restructuring clients. The firm has made significant investments to expand our leadership functions across the organization with the addition of:

  • Brian Steffens – Managing Director, Buy-Side Advisory
  • Brian Schofield – Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets
  • Jim Cotter – Managing Director, Industrials & Manufacturing
  • Jereme LeBlanc – Director, Buy-Side Advisory

As we carry our momentum to the back half of 2022, G2 maintains a steadfast commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our clients across all stages of the business lifecycle. Whether executing strategic growth through M&A or supporting businesses troubled by unsustainable capital structures or challenging industry or operating conditions, G2 is your partner from beginning to end. 





G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”), a leading full-service investment bank and restructuring advisory firm, announced today that Jim Cotter has been hired as a Managing Director on the Industrials & Manufacturing M&A Team, reinforcing the firm’s coverage in industrial technology.

“With more than 25 years of experience in industrials investment banking, Jim’s hiring underscores G2’s commitment to investing in top talent as we continue to grow our platform,” said Matt Konkle, President of G2 Capital Advisors. “In addition to his deep expertise in Industrials, Jim has also worked to source and execute transactions within the Media, Entertainment, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Gaming industries.” 

Cotter joins G2 having most recently served as a Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphry for over a decade, where he was the Co-Head of their Industrials M&A group. During his tenure, Jim advised scores of clients across multiple sectors leading efforts to execute strategic transactions for various public and private companies. Before SunTrust, Jim held senior advisory roles at JPMorgan, Jeffries, and CIT Capital. Jim’s advisory experience covers healthy growth company engagements and special situations.

“As we continue to invest and grow our presence in the industrials sector, we’re delighted to welcome Jim, who brings extensive experience across the Industrials and Communications sub-sectors and a proven track record in mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate development, and special situations,” said Victoria Arrigoni, Head of Industrials & Manufacturing M&A, “With this hire the G2 Industrials & Manufacturing team continues to expand our transaction capabilities and further build on our mission to help clients achieve their strategic and financial goals.”

“G2’s platform is ideally positioned at the forefront of investment banking and restructuring advisory services to the industrials & manufacturing industry. I am thrilled to join the practice and look forward to partnering with the exceptional team assembled under Victoria Arrigoni’s leadership,” said Jim Cotter, Managing Director.

G2 Capital Advisors’ Industrials & Manufacturing team has significant M&A and capital markets experience, which brings deep and relevant knowledge and insight to clients. The firm offers comprehensive and complimentary advisory capabilities through industry experts and M&A bankers that bring expertise across subsectors, geographies, and deal structures.

To learn more about G2’s Industrials & Manufacturing investment banking practice, visit:

Jennifer Johnson
VP – Head of Marketing
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Andler Packaging Group (“Andler Packaging” or the “Company”) is a value-added distributor of plastic, glass, and metal packaging products. Founded in 1893 by Israel Andler in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Company was originally a recycler of glass bottles for the local community. With multiple locations across Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, and Florida and 130 years of operational experience, Andler Packaging is one of the largest packaging suppliers in the United States. The Company serves a variety of markets, with expertise in the rapidly growing pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. Andler also offers value-added services, including proprietary custom tools, printing and labeling capabilities, and repacking and sterilization services.


As a leading value-added provider of packaging solutions and a 4th generation family-owned business, Andler was approached regularly with strategic discussions regarding exit opportunities. After much consideration, the Company decided to engage an advisor to support the exploration of its options, including a possible sale process with a select list of strategic parties. “Supporting the Andler Family in evaluating and refining their family and personal goals was a highly collaborative process. Together we were able to identify the best path forward and deliver maximum value with an optimal long-term partner,” said Pat Reinhardt, Managing Director at G2 Capital Advisors.


G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Andler Packaging Group in its sale to Berlin Packaging. Through a fast-paced and collaborative process, G2 focused on identifying the right partner and deal structure to ensure the family and employee legacy would be maintained and realize maximum value for the brand and enterprise. 

“Working with G2 was a great experience for all our stakeholders. They were knowledgeable and responsive and helped us not just maximize value but find a partner we could feel truly good about taking on our family’s business and legacy. We enjoyed working with G2 and are excited to watch this next chapter of our business unfold,” the Andler family said of the process.


G2 successfully led the Andler Packaging organization through an accelerated strategic process that achieved our clients’ primary goals and ultimately led to its acquisition by Berlin Packaging, a leading global supplier of packaging services and solutions.

“It has been an honor to be part of preserving the generational legacy of Andler Packaging. G2’s expertise in working with family-led businesses in the middle market, such as Andler Packaging, allowed for a great outcome across all family stakeholders by deploying our deep operational and transactional industry expertise. There were several elements of unique complexity based on the 130-year company history and complex, multi-generational, and multi-family ownership,” said Victoria Arrigoni, Managing Director & Head of Industrials & Manufacturing M&A at G2.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Berlin Packaging, not only as a competitor but also as a customer and supplier,” said Sam Andler, Managing Director of Andler Packaging Group. “Berlin Packaging’s values and dedication to customer thrill make this an excellent partnership. I look forward to continued growth for our Company and our employees.”

G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets, and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. G2 offers integrated, multi-product, and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. G2 aspires to be our clients’ trusted advisor of choice, including corporations and institutional investors.


BOSTON, MA – G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”), a leading full-service investment bank and restructuring advisory firm, has hired Brian Steffens and Jereme LeBlanc to join the Buy-Side M&A advisory practice offering clients support and assistance in defining and executing thoughtfully curated acquisition strategies. With 40+ years of combined industry-focused advisory experience, Steffens and LeBlanc will work collaboratively to manage G2’s buy-side transaction support for private equity and strategic buyers.

“The investment in additional buy-side leadership is core to G2’s focus on delivering valuable industry, market, and strategic advice to our clients,” said Matt Konkle, President of G2. “The buy-side platform significantly enhances G2’s trusted advisory approach, assisting clients to drive growth, maximize value creation, and achieve their strategic objectives.”

The expansion of G2’s Buy-Side M&A team represents a significant opportunity for the firm to support over two dozen active buy-side clients pursuing inorganic growth. In 2021, G2’s grew the buy-side practice substantially, advising 30+ clients and closing eight buy-side transactions. 

Brian Steffens joins as Managing Director of G2’s Buy-Side M&A advisory practice. In addition to over 10 years of M&A execution experience covering a range of transactions from buy-side and sell-side to strategic development for large corporate and middle-market clients, Brian previously held financial, operational, and business development roles for portfolio companies as well as leading his own consulting firm focused on value enhancement and growth pre-liquidity event for privately held business owners. He began his career working with the Big 4 accounting firms of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP and Deloitte, LLP. Before joining G2, Steffens was an MD at TruSight, LLC, where he led projects supporting growth strategy objectives for buy-side clients. Over the course of his career Brian has executed inorganic strategy development, target screening, buy-side diligence, and post-merger integration on transactions worth more than $400 MM cumulatively.

Jereme LeBlanc joins as Director, Buy-Side Advisory. LeBlanc brings over 20 years of experience as an M&A advisor and software industry executive. Jereme works exclusively on G2’s buy-side M&A team – specializing in enterprise software and tech-enabled services. Jereme was formerly with Citigroup’s Investment Banking division in New York – and later a Partner at TM Capital, where he led M&A advisory engagements in the enterprise software and IT services sectors. Jereme has successfully executed over 50 transactions worth more than $2.0 billion cumulatively. Jereme spent nine years as a fractional executive in the B2B software industry spearheading corporate development for middle market vendors.

“We are excited to have Brian and Jereme joining our accomplished Buy-Side Advisory practice,” said Ben Wright, Chief Operating Officer at G2 Capital Advisors. “Together, Steffens and LeBlanc bring an exceptional track record supporting high-growth, mission-focused companies, and private equity groups to successfully execute acquisition strategies. Their respective skill sets, and deep investment banking experience make this pair an exceptional addition to our growing practice.”

G2 Capital Advisors offers M&A advisory services, including sell-side and buy-side advisory, capital markets, operational and financial restructuring, and related strategic advisory services to complement a client’s growth plan. With a distinguished track record of advising on nearly $4 billion in closed M&A transactions, providing integrated investment banking services for high-growth companies in the Consumer & Retail, Industrials & Manufacturing, Technology & Business Services, and Transportation & Logistics industries.


Global supply chain challenges, including port congestion, capacity shortages, increasing ocean rates and ongoing pandemic-related disruptions continue to impact shippers. In response, providers are seeking to strengthen their customer focus by providing a more integrated distribution network, while also increasing their share of customers’ transportation spend across the supply chain. 

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Cibes Lift Group is one of the world’s most innovative manufacturers of space-saving lifts designed for fast and easy installation, also offering a wide range of conventional lift solutions. Thanks to the wide range of lift products and a flexible design concept, the lift solutions of Cibes Lift Group adapt to the requirements of public, commercial, and private settings. Sales, installation, and maintenance services are provided by a global network of subsidiaries and partners. The company group is headquartered in Gävle, Sweden, and has production facilities in Sweden and China. In 2021 the Group had approximately 1200 employees and a revenue of 1.9 billion SEK.


In Europe and Asia, Cibes established its reputation as a premium vertical platform lift manufacturer serving primarily residential customers and experienced substantial growth. To compound on its global reach, the company entered the United States market in 2020 by establishing a state-of-the-art showroom in the Miami metropolitan area. Cibes looked to apply its successful M&A track record in Europe to bolster its growth in the United States by acquiring new customers, capabilities, and geographic markets.


G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) served as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Cibes, leading a bespoke buy-side effort focused on identifying and engaging with American companies that have a strong market presence and operations within residential elevator markets.


G2’s mandate with Cibes began in 2021 and led to a successful acquisition of American Elevator of Atlanta (“AEA”), followed this month by the acquisition of Bella Elevator LLC, manufacturer of Symmetry Elevating Solutions (“Bella” or “Symmetry”). The acquisition secures a manufacturing center for Cibes in the United States and further establishes its U.S. presence after its 2021 acquisition of AEA. Symmetry adds local manufacturing capabilities, an enhanced home elevator and accessibility product portfolio, and an increased reach in the U.S. and Canada through a robust 80-location distributor network. Bella will remain in operation and work in tandem with Cibes to promote the Cibes and Symmetry brands across the U.S.

Per Lidström, CEO of Cibes Lift Group, commented “I am excited to add Bella and Symmetry to our U.S. arm and Cibes family. We entered the United States with a high level of excitement for adding domestic manufacturing capabilities and are grateful for the work G2 did to promote our relationship with Bella. We are pleased with the work G2 dedicated to this acquisition to help share our culture, goals, and vision with Bella. We look forward to having Bella on board as a key contributor to that vision.”

“The G2 team is thrilled to help welcome Bella and Symmetry to the Cibes team. Symmetry has an exceptional brand name and reputation in the U.S., adding to Cibes international acclaim in the residential elevator space. Its manufacturing capabilities will be instrumental to bringing the full Cibes product suite to the U.S. and will add a significant product expansion to its world-class offerings. We are excited to continue supporting Cibes’ U.S. strategy and look forward to seeing the company’s continued growth.” said Peter Reed, Director at G2.

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors.


Peter Reed, Director, Head of Buy-Side: T: 617.918.7972 E: [email protected]

Aaron Levy, Associate: T: 857.250.2767 E: [email protected]

Ben Stevenson, Associate: T: 857.317.2785 E: [email protected]

Jeremy Caulkins, Analyst: T: 857.317.2790: E: [email protected]


BOSTON, MA – G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”), a leading full-service investment bank and restructuring advisory firm, announced the appointment of Andrew Keleher to Director, Business Development. Keleher will focus on building and nurturing G2’s key relationships in the private equity community and enhancing G2’s financial sponsor coverage model across the US. 

By leveraging his industry experience and long-standing relationships, Keleher’s contributions will further G2 as a prominent middle-market advisory platform serving the PE community. 

“Private Equity represents a significant and growing portion of G2’s client base with 16 closed transactions last year involving PE firms and 38 current sponsor backed clients. Andrew’s role as Director, Business Development will expand and enhance our firmwide coverage model and help provide better access to deal flow, proprietary content, and collaboration with our industry teams and buy-side, capital markets, and restructuring teams,” said Ben Wright, Chief Operating Officer of G2 Capital Advisors.

Since inception, G2 has prioritized the development of strong relationships with financial sponsors; this promotion represents a dedication to meeting the evolving needs of our clients and further accelerates firm growth. Keleher’s leadership will enhance the significant value G2 delivers to sponsor clients and ensure coordinated and effective coverage of the PE community across all industry and product teams.

“Andrew is highly respected amongst the private equity community and maintains a wealth of close relationships. We are excited to see Andrew move into this new role and are confident his efforts will deliver exceptional value for our current and future PE clients’ portfolio companies while continuing to drive G2’s growth,” said Matt Konkle, President of G2 Capital Advisors.

Keleher previously served as a Director for G2, leading the execution of buy-side and sell-side engagements across our Consumer & Retail, Industrials & Manufacturing, Technology & Business Services, and Transportation & Logistics sector groups. Over his 10-year career in financial services, Andrew has developed and executed strategies for clients leading to over 30 successfully closed transactions since joining G2 in 2015. He will continue to support his current clients in successfully executing their respective strategies.

“G2 has built a reputation as one of the leading middle-market advisors in the country serving our clients across core industries where our team has deep operational expertise,” said Andrew. “It is an honor and a privilege to take on the role as Director, Business Development and lead G2’s coverage efforts, delivering our firm’s industry expertise, robust deal flow, and proprietary insights to leading middle-market institutional investors.”

Andrew brings close to a decade of experience originating, leading, and executing M&A transactions and maintains strong relationships with financial sponsors across the United States.

Founded in 1928, MTC Logistics (“MTC” or the “Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoffberger Holdings, Inc. (“HHI”), is a diversified privately held investment company of the Hoffberger family out of Baltimore, MD. MTC is a fifth-generation family business and is recognized as one of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) North American Top 25 Operations. The Company provides warehousing services including import/export services, repacking, blast freezing, transportation and rail transload services through an operational footprint that includes four distribution centers with more than 38 million cubic feet (over 113,000 pallet positions) of refrigerated and frozen warehouse capacity, serving the ports of Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Mobile, AL. 

SITUATION:After successfully navigating headwinds of the COVID-19 environment, generating strong business momentum, and completing construction of a brand-new operation in Mobile, Alabama, the Company’s stakeholders received interest from a key strategic player. This opportunity would allow HHI to realize its investment and enable management to accelerate the execution of future strategic growth initiatives.  

G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) was engaged by MTC Logistics as exclusive sell-side advisor. G2 lead a strategic and efficient sell-side transaction process focused on validating the potential interest, managing a fast-pace due diligence process, and closing the transaction under an expedited timeline.

The transaction was successfully executed through a sale to Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC (“Lineage”), the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT, and a portfolio company of Bay Grove. MTC will operate as part of Lineage’s existing footprint of over 400 strategically located facilities totaling more than 2 billion cubic feet of capacity across 19 countries. Accordingly, its customers and associates will benefit from Lineage’s scale, industry-leading technology, values, and customer-centric approach.  

“G2 evaluated key strategic alternatives relative to current market conditions which helped us to determine our strategy. They were instrumental in supporting a sale process, navigating our team through a highly complex process, and exceeding our expectations as to their level of support and expertise. We couldn’t be happier with the selection of Lineage as MTC’s new partner who shares our values and customer-centric approach,” said Harry Halpert, Chairman of MTC Logistics and CEO of Hoffberger Holdings.  

“With Lineage’s partnership, MTC is primed to continue an exciting growth trajectory thanks to the Company’s best-in-class services, strategic presence at key East Coast and Gulf ports, along with its dedication to partnerships with its customers. We are eager to see what opportunities the Lineage-MTC combination will unlock. It was an honor and privilege to represent a business with nearly a century-long family legacy of delivering significant value to the temperature-controlled segment. This transaction is a terrific example of G2’s strategy of partnering with market-leading organizations within our dedicated industry verticals.” said Christopher Casteleyn, Managing Director of Transportation & Logistics at G2 Capital Advisors.  

MTC Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoffberger Holdings, Inc. (“HHI”) a diversified privately held investment company of the Hoffberger family of Baltimore, MD. MTC Logistics operates four distribution centers with more than 38 million cubic feet of refrigerated and frozen space, serving the ports of Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, and Mobile, AL. 

Lineage Logistics is the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider. It has a global network of over 400 strategically located facilities totaling over 2 billion cubic feet of capacity which spans 19 countries across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Lineage’s industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivaled real estate network, and development and deployment of innovative technology help increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and most importantly, as a Visionary Partner of Feeding America, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage was listed as No. 17 in the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, the No 1. Data Science company, and 23rd overall on Fast Company’s 2019 list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, in addition to being included on Fortune’s Change The World list in 2020. ( 


Chris Casteleyn – MD, Transportation & Logistics: T: 415.531.3138 E: [email protected]
Connor Grogan – Vice President: T: 860.707.5754 E: [email protected]

Jennifer Johnson, Vice President, Marketing T: 978.204.8050 E: [email protected]


Direct Connect Logistix (“DCL” or the “Company”) is a leading, non-asset based, multi-modal, third-party logistics company providing transportation solutions for customers of all sizes. Since its founding in 2009, DCL has developed expertise in the temperature-controlled, time and condition critical truckload segment serving the food, grocery, beverage, and related industries. 

DCL’s unique HUSTLE culture has fueled its growth by defining how the company serves its customers, carriers, investors, employees, and the community at large by providing high performance logistics management solutions that enable sustainable, responsive, and efficient customer supply chains. For more information, please visit:


DCL’s management team established a growth strategy focused on the acquisition of complimentary partners who provide talent and expertise in specialty markets.  DCL is focused on four core criteria to evaluate acquisition opportunities: (a) service capabilities which overlap DCL’s core operations; (b) skills or technologies that provide capability outside of DCL’s internal skillset; (c) exploit industry specific scalability; and (d) attract growth-oriented business owners that are seeking to partner with a larger organization.     


G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) was engaged by DCL as the exclusive buy-side advisor to identify, source and engage with targets that provide transportation and logistics services supporting food, beverage, and grocery market sectors and fit with the Company’s asset light acquisition profile.     


The transaction was successfully executed on February 17, 2022, through an acquisition of Performance Logistics (“PL”) by DCL.  The combination of Performance Logistics’ refrigerated and frozen food transportation services and large customers in the Mountain West strengthens DCL’s capabilities, customer base and geographic reach.

“G2 identified and sourced a target that was not only a perfect fit but also met all four of DCL’s acquisition criteria.  G2 formed a unique relationship with the target’s ownership, who, at the time of initial engagement, were not seeking a transaction. Through the establishment of genuine trust and deep credibility, the target moved forward with discussions.  “We couldn’t be happier to partner with Performance Logistics. We believe that both companies will benefit as we continue to execute our strategic growth plan. ,” said Richard Piontek, CEO of DCL.

“Performance Logistics fits perfectly into DCL’s unique HUSTLE culture which made the business combination a logical fit.  Given PL’s location in the Mountain West region and deep expertise in refrigerated and frozen food capabilities, the groups will be able to attract talent in a dynamic, growing city and generate a transformative growth curve”, said Christopher Casteleyn, G2’s Managing Director for Transportation & Logistics. “Our team thoroughly enjoyed working with both groups and we look forward to observing the success of what we feel will be a highly accretive acquisition.”   

About G2 Capital Advisors

G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors.


Chris Casteleyn: Managing Director, T&L: T: 415.531.3138 E: [email protected]

Andrew Keleher: Director, T: 860.748.6480 E: [email protected]

Matt Ball: Sr. Associate: T: 978.914.4421 E: [email protected]

Noah Johnson: Sr. Analyst: T: 717.598.8558 E: [email protected]