Rachel Corn Kluge

Managing Director at City Capital Advisors LLC

Rachel Corn Kluge

Rachel Corn Kluge

Managing Director at City Capital Advisors LLC

Biography

Rachel has more than 25 years experience advising private and publicly held companies in the consumer products and retail sectors. For the past 18 years Rachel has focused on assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions and private and public equity capital raises. Prior to joining City Capital, Rachel was a Partner in the Corporate Finance Department at William Blair & Company specializing in Consumer Products and Retail investment banking. Representative investment banking clients Rachel has advised include Gehl Foods, Sunrise Growers~Frozsun Foods, New Carbon (Golden Malted), The J.M. Smucker Company, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, The Alberto Culver Company, John B. Sanfilippo, Malt-O-Meal, Jarden Corp, Recycled Paper Greetings, Prestige Brands, Dick's Sporting Goods, Lifetime Fitness and FTD. Prior to her time with William Blair, Rachel worked as a CPA for Arthur Andersen in Chicago for seven years serving multi-billion public clients including Sara Lee Corporation, Walgreens and Montgomery Ward/GE Capital. Rachel has served the boards of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust.

Managing Director, City Capital Advisors, LLC 2009

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

William Blair & Company
Arthur Andersen

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

* The M&A Advisor: Woman Dealmaker of the Year (2009)
* M&A Atlas Award: Consumer Goods and Services Deal of the Year (2008) for Wrigley Company’s acquisition by Mars, Incorporated and Berkshire Hathaway
* William Blair & Company nominee to Investment Dealers’ Digest listing of “Forty under Forty”
* Investment Dealers’ Digest’s Overall and M&A Deal of the Year (2002) for Smucker’s tax-free merger of P&G’s Jif and Crisco brands into Smucker through a Reverse Morris Trust Structure
* Certified Public Accountant

EDUCATION

University of Illinois (Urbana)
MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Overview
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Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

1

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Co-Founder at City Capital Advisors LLC

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Treasurer & Director at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Inc.

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Chairman at Chicago Capital LLC

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Co-Founder at City Capital Advisors LLC

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Operating Director at City Capital Advisors LLC

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Managing Director at City Capital Advisors LLC

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Associate Consultant at Management Consultants for the Arts

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Senior Vice President at The Nielsen Co.

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Ex Officio Member, Advisory Committee on Architecture & Design at Art Institute of Chicago

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Member, Board of Directors at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Inc.

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In The News
The Deal Pipeline
June 23, 2014
Quantum Foods sells remaining assets
The Deal Pipeline
June 19, 2014
Quantum Foods to sell equipment for $12M
The Deal Pipeline
May 23, 2014
Quantum Foods hunts for buyer
The Deal Pipeline
May 13, 2014
Quantum Foods buyer bails
The Deal Pipeline
March 19, 2014
Quantum Foods wins approval of bid procedures
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Education
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The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the flagship campus of the University of Illinois system. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign is the second oldest public university in the state (after Illinois State University), and is a founding member of the Big Ten Conference. It is considered a Public Ivy and is a member of the Association of American Universities.

MBA

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Career History
Managing Director
2009 - Current

City Capital Advisors LLC is a private company headquartered in Chicago, IL. The firm provides investment advice.

Professional
Prior

Arthur Andersen LLP used to provide accounting services. It was also into consulting services for clients that operate businesses throughout the United States and around the world. Arthur Andersen was founded in 1913 and was headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Partner, Corporate Finance Department
Prior

William Blair & Company is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, and has office locations in 11 cities, including London, New York, Shanghai, and Zurich.

Boards & Committees
Board Member
Current
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Inc. owns and operates dance studio. The company was founded by Lou Conte in 1977 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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2012

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Inc. owns and operates dance studio. The company was founded by Lou Conte in 1977 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$1 - $4,999
2011

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Inc. owns and operates dance studio. The company was founded by Lou Conte in 1977 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$2,500 - $4,999
2010

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Inc. owns and operates dance studio. The company was founded by Lou Conte in 1977 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Transactions
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Greencore Group Plc purchases MarketFare Foods, Inc.

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Monitor Co. Group GP LLC, Monitor Clipper Partners LLC purchase Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc.

Awards & Honors
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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