Blackhill Partners, an investment bank specializing in complex situations, has appointed Ken Hirsch as managing director. In addition to continuing to advise clients on a range of financial issues, Hirsch will lead the buildout of the firm’s capital raising practice.
Hirsch brings more than 30 years of investment and corporate banking experience to Blackhill. He has expertise in private placements of debt, equity, and equity-linked securities in transactions that include refinancings, recapitalizations, buyouts, and growth financings.
Previously, Hirsch co-founded and served as managing director at Western Reserve Partners, where he managed the firm’s capital raising practice and opened the Dallas, Texas, regional office. Prior to founding Western Reserve Partners, he spent eight years as managing director at McDonald Investments, now KeyBanc Capital Markets, where he managed the Debt Capital Group. Hirsch began his career at First National Bank of Chicago.
Hirsch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He holds Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.