Darren Gange is a managing director in the New York office and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance practice, where he provides M&A advisory services to middle-market clients operating in the consumer, food, restaurant and retail industry. Darren has nearly 20 years of M&A advisory and private equity experience in the middle-market.
 
Prior to rejoining Duff & Phelps in 2014, Darren spent six years in the private equity industry first as a vice president at Red Diamond Capital, a $180 million buyout fund sponsored by Mitsubishi Corporation, and later, as a principal at the D Cubed Group, a private equity fund focused on the restaurant, franchising and multi-channel retailing sectors. He has been involved in sourcing and executing private equity investments and portfolio monitoring activities ranging from financial planning and budgeting, debt refinancings and restructurings, and evaluating follow-on acquisitions.   
 
Earlier in his career, Darren worked in the M&A advisory practices at Duff & Phelps, Stone Ridge Partners and Merrill Lynch & Co. Darren has managed merger, acquisition, divestiture, and recapitalization transactions and transaction opinions for a variety of public and privately-held consumer clients, including Fazoli’s, UNO Restaurants, Silver Diner, Houlihan’s, Max & Erma’s, Dick’s Last Resort, FeraDyne Outdoors, Raben Tire, CoolBrands International, Tourneau, Gristede’s Supermarkets, Salant Corporation, and Caswell-Massey.
 
Darren has sat on the Boards of Directors of W.C. Wood Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty freezers marketed under the Whirlpool® and Wood’s® brand names, and Avon Automotive, a global supplier of automotive components to OEMs and Tier I suppliers.
 
Darren holds a BS in finance (magna cum laude) from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, where he was an Honor’s Scholar and Trustee Scholar. He is a FINRA registered representative holding FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.

 
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