November 1, 2018
Boston, MA – Gregory R. Rush, co-founder and partner of Dunn Rush & Co., has been named President of XPX (Exit Planning Exchange) New England, a nonprofit association of professional advisors who help business owners in all stages of company growth, from building value to business value transfer to assistance in preparing and executing a successful transition.
“XPX New England has developed an open, inviting community of advisors and business owners,” says Rush. “The organization’s business owner-centric programming is some of the most unique and actionable content available. Our clients and prospects find the topics directly relevant to issues they face. XPX programs are especially valuable when learning how to manage early coordination and collaboration between a business owner’s trusted advisors, a critical step to achieving the best possible outcome in any transaction.”
Rush has been an active member of XPX New England for many years and joined its board of directors two years ago. “XPX programming is excellent,” he says. “I joined the board because I believe the organization is only scratching the surface of its potential to become a recognized resource for thought leadership around all issues relating to building and transferring value and ownership of a business.”
Rush’s goals include increasing the number of XPX events and their visibility in the Boston area, expanding corporate and young professional membership and attracting new sponsors. Another key goal is promoting XPX programs and educational tools, including online videos of events and content by XPX professional members. “Taking on a leadership role is an exciting opportunity to help the organization grow and get vital information to middle market business owners throughout New England,” he says.
About Gregory R. Rush
Rush is a co-founder and partner of Dunn Rush & Co., advisors to owners of private companies who want to sell their businesses. Rush is responsible for business development, transaction execution, firm strategy and operations; he has extensive merger and acquisition experience across a number of industries, including industrial, manufacturing, consumer, business services, healthcare, technology and media. Previously he held positions with several middle market investment banking firms, including Citi Capital Strategies, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Tucker Anthony. Rush also has significant operating experience, serving for almost six years as Chief Operating Officer of the Community Newspaper Company, and subsequently GateHouse Media New England, after the sale of the business. He received a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College and is a Registered Investment Banking and Securities Representative, Compliance Officer and Operations Professional (Series 7, 14, 63, 79, 99) and a Series 24 Investment Banking and General Securities Principal.
About Dunn Rush & Co.
Dunn Rush & Co. LLC was founded in 2009 to provide high quality merger and acquisition advisory services to middle market companies valued between $20 million and $250 million. Dunn Rush & Co. LLC has significant expertise in the following industry sectors: Business Services; Consumer; Defense & Security; Healthy Living; Instrumentation; Manufacturing & Distribution; Medical Technology & Services; and Technology, Software & Data Services. The Firm is a registered Broker-Dealer and is headquartered at 225 Franklin Street, Boston MA 02110. For further information, please visit www.dunnrush.com or contact us at 617-451-0001.
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We had a challenging transaction – selling our Fulflex division to an international buyer who was also a major joint venture partner of ours. We engaged Dunn Rush & Co. to help us navigate through the anticipated and unforeseen issues. They were with us every step of the way and their experience and knowledge was instrumental in accomplishing our goals.
Alexandra Moore, EVP and Owner, The Moore Company, and its former subsidiary Fulflex, Inc.
The Dunn Rush team skillfully guided us through the sale process resulting in our achieving maximum value for our division, Moeller Marine Products. They ran their 2 stage competitive sale process which resulted in us receiving multiple initial offers which were then winnowed down to the top few interested buyers. We met with those buyers and supplied additional information and Dunn Rush then had those buyers compete against one another which resulted in our achieving very favorable terms and an outstanding valuation.
Dana Barlow, CEO of The Moore Company, and its former subsidiary Moeller Marine Products
Greg was a professional and trusted advisor to us through the entire sale process. He worked tirelessly, providing timely and concise communication and advice at what seemed liked any time of the day or night. He very quickly got up to speed with our industry and controlled the entire process from start to finish. Greg’s ability to resolve conflict and negotiate alternate solutions was continually and successfully tested as we dealt with an acquirer outside of the U.S. that presented some challenging language and cultural issues. I would highly recommend Greg and look forward to working with him again in the future.
John D’Amelio, Former Owner of Precast Specialties Corp.