Swingbridge provides sophisticated products and services designed to allow closely held companies to grow organically or through acquisitions, monetize illiquid ownership positions, or make cash distributions. Products and services include: financial advisory and corporate finance services, mezzanine, senior debt, and equity investments.
Swingbridge Capital bridges the uncertainty experienced by business owners contemplating dramatic business changes with necessary answers created at the intersection of technology, financial solutions, financial guidance, capital, and ingenuity. These answers eliminate uncertainty and drive enterprise value. This can only be accomplished through Swingbridge's sophisticated services, wealth of experience, and personal attention. They are all designed to create a smooth passage to a successful "win-win" solution. Swingbridge focuses on established businesses that have outstanding management teams, show extraordinary promise, and provide them with aggressive support and capital to create incremental enterprise value.
Created in 1999, Swingbridge has partnered with many operating companies allowing them to increase revenue, profits, and financial staff sophistication, while arranging or investing over $110,000,000 in debt, mezzanine, or equity capital.
Brian Klanica joined Swingbridge Capital in June 2000. His primary focus is on deal origination, negotiations, structuring, due diligence, strategic planning, "turn around management", debt restructuring and specializes in financial advisory engagements. He currently sits on multiple boards, and has successfully completed many investment banking and financial advisory engagements.
Mr. Klanica has over thirty years of operational and financial management experience in middle market companies. Prior to joining Swingbridge, Mr. Klanica was the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Mossberg Corporation a leading firearms manufacturer. He was responsible for complete financial and strategic management. He structured numerous transactions, which lead to successfully diversifying a firearms manufacturer. His previous experience also includes Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for The Fletcher-Terry Company, a middle market manufacturer of glass cutting tools and professional picture framing equipment. He also has four years of public accounting experience. Mr. Klanica has structured numerous commercial real estate transactions. Throughout his career, he has established many contacts within the financial markets and has structured many creative equity and debt funding arrangements.
While working full time, Mr. Klanica graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1984 with a BS in Accounting. He financed his entire education.
He is married with two sons, and resides in Cheshire, CT. His hobbies include: golf (member of The Farms C.C), fishing, and hunting. He is also involved in karate, where he is a 4th degree Master Black Belt.
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