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Whether your needs are domestic or international, buy-side or sell-side, large or small, we approach each and every engagement with equal enthusiasm, dedication and resolve. Dyrehaven & Associates’ extensive transaction experience and industry expertise affords our clients the ability to pursue and complete M&A transactions with the utmost confidence.

Our founder, Gary Johnson, has accumulated more than 17 years of hands-on experience in mergers & acquisitions, business integration, corporate divestitures, joint ventures, patent licensing, strategic planning, succession planning and new business development. He has personally negotiated and closed over 50 public and private sector M&A transactions in North America, South America, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

Prior to founding Dyrehaven & Associates, LLC, Mr. Johnson held several executive-level merger & acquisition positions including: Director Corporate Development at Appleton Papers, Inc. (an ESOP company) and Vice President Corporate Development at Brady Corporation (NYSE), until his retirement in 2002.

He has led domestic and international deal teams throughout the entire sale or acquisition process and has helped client companies in a number industries to be sold at premium prices often exceeding owners’ expectations and common industry multiples, while also assisting other clients to become market leaders through strategic acquisitions.

Mr. Johnson earned his BA degree from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He currently serves and has served on numerous boards (including business, professional, civic and charitable organizations) and, has been a frequent panelist and guest lecturer at several colleges and symposiums on topics pertaining to M&A best practices.


(pronounced: "DEER HAAAVEN") offers small and mid-size companies the senior-level expertise, sophistication, committed personal attention and lower cost alternative that larger investment banks typically cannot provide.
Dyrehaven & Associates, LLC is a Madison, Wisconsin based investment banking boutique specializing in domestic and international lower middle market sell-side and buy-side transactions.