MCLEAN, Va. – March 12, 2019 –The McLean Group, an employee-owned investment bank that provides objective strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions and business valuations, announced today the formation of its Consumer & Digital Media practice. Industry veteran Adam Gallen will manage the group, applying over 20 years of investment banking experience with a focus on merger and acquisition, growth capital and advisory services to consumer brands, digital media and tech-enabled services.

The McLean Group is a leader in the franchising, technology, media and telecom sectors and has successfully closed countless engagements in the Consumer & Digital Media space. Recent shifts in the industry landscape, evidenced by the rise of omnichannel companies and tech-enabled brands and services, have created new business niches that demand specialized knowledge.

Mr Gallen says “The McLean Group possesses the expertise and resources to quickly build a strong consumer and marketing sector vertical to complement its existing industry coverage as well as its valuation practice.  We will selectively target consumer brands and services, digital marketing and tech-enabled platforms, particularly founder- and family-owned businesses.  This category offers tremendous opportunities to maximize shareholder value in the current economic environment.”

Joe Golden, Senior Managing Director, The McLean Group, said, “The McLean Group prides itself in seeing emerging trends ahead of the field. Establishing the Consumer & Digital Media practice is evidence of our belief that technology has fundamentally changed aspects of consumer and B2B business. Creating this specialty practice within The McLean Group, and putting it in Adam’s capable hands, demonstrate our desire to respond to changing client needs with the best and brightest.”

Gallen has completed over 60 sell- and buy-side M&A, capital formation and advisory assignments worth over $4.5 billion across his career. In December Gallen led the sale of Intelligent Office to Incline Equity Partners’ Premium Franchise Brand. Before joining The McLean Group in 2017, he worked at a boutique middle-market investment bank providing merger and acquisition, growth capital and advisory services. He began his career at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown in New York City and subsequently worked at Jefferies and Financo.


The McLean Group is an employee-owned investment bank that provides objective strategic and financial advice on mergers and acquisitions and business valuations.  Our investment banking advisory and valuation services are built on comprehensive industry knowledge, extensive transaction experience, senior-level attention to every client engagement and a real-time understanding of industry-specific value drivers. […]

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