Diamond Capital Partners, a mid-market investment banking firm, has appointed Donald A. Kurz as a managing director.
Kurz brings more than 25 years of transactional and advisory experience in strategy, finance, marketing, and public company leadership to Diamond Capital.
Kurz’s main focus at Diamond Capital will be strategic advisory services for media, entertainment, financial services, marketing and business services companies.
“At Diamond Capital, we’re looking to create the most optimal outcome for our clients, no matter their deal situation,” says Robert T. Smith, a Diamond Capital co-founder and managing partner. “Don brings a wealth of hands-on experience in strategic operational planning and improvement, marketing and communications, and investor fund raising; all key components to ensuring the health of our clients’ businesses, so we can raise the appropriate capital, and our clients can receive the best valuation possible.”
Prior to joining Diamond Capital Partners, Kurz was managing member and chief executive of Artemis Capital Partners, a hedge fund organisation he co-founded in 2006. Kurz was responsible for the establishment of the legal structure of the management company, as well as the offshore and onshore funds, negotiating a flexible and low-cost, non-recourse bank credit facility for the funds, investor fund raising, investor communications, marketing, and all aspects of day-to-day operations.