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Christopher Nolan


+ 1 (212) 444-8029

Email Address


New York

Sector Specialties

Energy & Sustainability | Construction & Building Products | Consumer | Industrials


 Lafayette College, BS in Chemical Engineering with Honors, 1986
o Summa Cum Laude, Tau Beta Pi
 Harvard University Graduate School of Business (Harvard Business School), MBA, 1992
o LeBaron-McArthur-Ellis Fellow

Work History:
 2020-Present Dresner Partners, Managing Director, Industrials and Consumer M&A
 2018-2020 MC Square Capital, LLC, Managing Director
 2015-2018 PwC Corporate Finance, Managing Director, Head of Consumer Markets M&A
 2002-2014 Rabobank International, Managing Director, M&A
 2000-2002 Deutsche Bank USA, Inc., Investment Banking, VP, M&A
 2000 Salomon Bros/ Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup), Investment Banking, VP, M&A
 1992-2000 GAF Corporation/International Specialty Products, Inc. (NYSE: ISP), VP Corporate Development and Investor Relations
 1986-1990 National Starch & Chemical Co. (Unilever), Development Engineer


 Automotive
o Tires, carbon black
o Fasteners and components
 Building Products
o Concrete and cement
o Roofing
o Vinyl Siding
o Windows and doors
o Wood trim and millwork
 Chemicals
o commodity and specialty
o pharmaceutical intermediates and active ingredients/fine chemicals
o paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants
 General Manufacturing

 Food & Beverage
o Beer, wine and spirits
o Branded and private label packaged goods
o Carbonated beverages and juices
o Coffee and tea
o Contract manufacturing
o Dairy and dairy ingredients
o Distribution
o Food processing/manufacturing equipment
o Grocery retail
o Ingredients (including carbohydrates, flavors, enzymes, etc.)
o Pet food
o Produce (fruits and vegetables)
o Protein (animal and plant)
o Snacks, candies, and confection
o Warehousing

 Animal feed
 Crop nutrition (fertilizer) and crop protection (crop chemicals)
 Farm equipment
 Grains and oilseeds
 Primary processing (milling)


Mr. Nolan is a seasoned investment banker with more than 30 years of M&A experience, having completed more than 100 middle-market transactions with an aggregate enterprise value of more than US$3 billion.

Prior to joining Dresner Partners, Mr. Nolan was a Managing Director at Greenwich, Conn.-based MC Square Capital, LLC, which specializes in sourcing co-investment opportunities for the firm’s single-family office and private equity clients. Prior to MC Square Capital, LLC, Mr. Nolan was Managing Director and Head of Consumer Markets for PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance, LLC in New York. He has also held senior M&A advisory positions with Rabobank International, Deutsche Bank and Salomon Smith Barney.

Prior to becoming an investment banker, Mr. Nolan served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations for GAF Corporation/International Specialty Products in Wayne, N.J. He also was the Special Projects Manager for the Adhesives Division and Development Engineer for the Food Products Division at National Starch and Chemical Company in Bridgewater, N.J.

He has also served on the Board of Directors for United-Guardian, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of personal care and pharmaceutical ingredients based in Hauppauge, N.Y.; Spectrum Group International, Inc., a global collectibles company headquartered in Irvine, Calif; and Healthy Mom LLC (d/b/a Maia Yogurt) located in New York.

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