C.W. Downer & Co. Announces Executive Promotions

Christopher Donegan now a Managing Director in Boston

BOSTON, January 20, 2016 – C.W. Downer & Co., a leading global middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce the promotions of Christopher Donegan to Managing Director, Jochen Kohler to Director, Stefan Meier to Vice President and Ivana Mastilovic to Associate effective January 1, 2016.

In his new position, Mr. Donegan will continue to lead transaction execution for US clients, build new client relationships, and assume a more senior role in the firm’s Industrials practice with a focus on the Material Handling sector.

“Chris has spent roughly fifteen years with C.W. Downer & Co., and this well-deserved promotion reflects his exceptional contributions to both our firm and our clients,” said Paul Colone, Managing Director with C.W. Downer & Co.

“Chris has excelled as a Director in the Boston office,” said Wade Aust, Managing Director. “He advised on five transactions in 2015 and has taken on a growing leadership role in our thriving Material Handling sector practice.”

“Our plan is to expand our US team and platform and we are pleased to provide Chris with the opportunity to make a substantial contribution to our growth plans,” added Joseph Downing, Managing Director.

Mr. Donegan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Amherst College and his M.B.A. from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Jochen Kohler and Stefan Meier are based in C.W. Downer’s Frankfurt office and each has been with the firm for over five years. Frank Merkel, Managing Director, commented, “Jochen and Stefan are outstanding professionals and have made meaningful contributions to the successful growth of our European practice.”

Ivana Mastilovic is based in C.W. Downer’s Paris office and she has been closely involved with many of the firm’s transactions in the Fixtures and Displays sector. Ms. Mastilovic also worked in the firm’s Boston office prior to rejoining the Paris team.

About C.W. Downer & Co.

C.W. Downer & Co. is an independent, global investment bank offering middle-market clients a high level of personal attention coupled with 40 years of international execution experience. We provide insight, not just information. We generate value, not just transactions. With nine fully integrated offices on four continents, we consistently identify the most appropriate strategic buyer and uncover “hidden” acquisition targets. C.W. Downer & Co. delivers the reach of a bulge-bracket investment bank with the senior level focus of a boutique. For more information, visit

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Paul Colone
Managing Director & Partner
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