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December 2023

Michael Lynch, Veteran JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs Banker, Joins Foros as a Managing Director

NEW YORK, NY, December 12, 2023 – Foros announced today that Michael Lynch has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Michael is an investment banking industry veteran, with several decades of extensive experience in M&A, corporate finance and debt and equity capital markets, advising clients across a broad range of industries and geographic areas.  Over the course of his career, Michael has built and run businesses for JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Prior to joining Foros, Michael was a Vice Chairman, Investment Banking at JP Morgan for 13 years, advising companies across sectors on critical strategic and capital markets issues.  While at JP Morgan, he also established the industry’s leading family office investment banking practice advising on M&A and investment transactions. Michael began his career at Goldman Sachs where he was a Partner of the firm in the Investment Banking Division and over time was responsible for the Corporate Finance Department in the U.S. South and Southwest Region and was co-head of Investment Banking, Latin America.

Michael served on the Board of Directors of Willams-Sonoma for 15 years.

Michael resides in New York, NY with his wife Susan Baker.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees at The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA and serves as the Board Chair of Glyndebourne America, which supports the work of Glyndebourne, a premier summer opera festival in East Sussex, England.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of East Side House Settlement, a major social services agency in New York City, and as Co-Chair of The Winter Show, the annual art, antiques, and design show that supports East Side House.  Michael is a Trustee Emeritus of Rice University.

Michael earned a double major in Chemical Engineering and Behavioral Science from Rice University and an M.B.A. (first in class honors) from the University of Texas at Austin.

“I am thrilled that Michael has joined Foros, and I look forward to partnering with him in advising our clients,” said Jean Manas, Chief Executive Officer. “I have known Michael for many years and worked with him during my time at Goldman.  He is the embodiment of our core values: superior advice delivered with absolute integrity and in a spirit of full commitment to and partnership with clients.”

Mr. Lynch said: “I am excited to be joining Foros to help Jean continue to grow the firm by delivering differentiated advice. I have tremendous respect for how he has built Foros, and I am delighted that we have this opportunity to work together again.”

About Foros:

Foros is a premier financial and M&A advisory firm headquartered in New York City. Foros has an unrelenting focus on premier advice, developed rigorously and delivered with integrity, and an unwavering commitment to the success of its clients. Since its founding in 2009, Foros has served 88 clients, advising on 99 announced transactions with over $73 billion in transaction value.

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