May 09, 2022

Northborne Partners Adds Joe Schwartz As Member Of Advisory Board

Premier Boutique Investment Bank Focused on Selling Privately Owned Businesses Continues to Expand

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - May 10, 2022 – Northborne Partners, a leading independent middle-market M&A advisor, has announced that Joe Schwartz has joined the firm’s Advisory Board as a Senior Advisor. Joe has over three decades of experience in the industrial automation industry, including nearly 20 years at Honeywell and 10 years as CEO of BRAAS, a leading distributor of automation components and solutions, and President of Motion Industries Automation Solutions Group after its acquisition of BRAAS in 2016.

Eric Nicholson, Managing Director at Northborne, commented, “Joe brings a wealth of industry knowledge in industrial automation, as well as significant expertise as both a seller and buyer of companies involved in industrial manufacturing and distribution. He will also extend our expertise working with ESOPs, carve-outs of larger companies and private equity backed firms. His perspective will be incredibly valuable to our clients. Most importantly, he shares our core value of providing exceptional, independent advice to sellers of businesses in the middle market.”

Joe added, “I’m thrilled to join Northborne’s team and to continue to work with sellers of manufacturing and distribution businesses. Investments in industrial automation will be at the forefront of major growth in North American manufacturing, and buyers and sellers will both be poised to reap substantial benefits.”

Northborne Partners is a preeminent middle market investment banking firm focused on providing sell-side M&A advisory services to privately held companies in the food & consumer, healthcare, and industrials sectors, among others. Northborne Partners is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and provides M&A advisory services nationwide.


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