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PETER J. SCHAEFER

Partner, New Direction Partners

Peter Schaefer is a Partner with New Direction Partners – a firm that leverages its collective years of print industry experience to work with business owners, offering mergers and acquisitions services. Its Partners and Directors have closed more than 300 transactions and was recognized by Axial as #5 in its Top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks in Q3 2019.

Peter is an experienced dealmaker with thirty years of investment banking and valuation experience. He has closed more than one hundred transactions in virtually every segment of the printing and packaging industries as well as the sale of a $75 million helicopter company and a $10 million bread manufacturer. In addition, Peter has performed hundreds of valuations for ESOPs, estate and gift tax planning and strategic planning purposes.

Prior to New Direction Partners, Peter worked for fifteen years at Compass Capital Partners having served most recently as its President. Prior to that, he worked in the investment banking departments of KPMG Peat Marwick and Coopers & Lybrand. He received a BS in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College and an MBA from Villanova University. He is a Candidate Member of the American Society of Appraisers and is a member of the printing industry’s prestigious PIA Ben Franklin Society. He serves on the Board of directors of the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation and has served on several Advisory Boards within the printing/packaging industries. Peter is married to Kathleen, and they have six children.


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