TEAM

Team

George Dorsey
Founder & CEO of Edgewood Holdings LLC

George Dorsey has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Edgewood Holdings LLC commencing with his founding the activity in 2001. Edgewood, with offices in Vermont and New York, is an investor and advisor in the management of logistics, water development, energy, and processing industries worldwide.

Advisory service clients of Edgewood and Edgewood affiliated companies include corporate clients as well as the Government of Canada, The World Bank, the US Government (IRS), the State of Washington, and the State of Oregon.

Edgewood is an investor in a number of companies, and Mr. Dorsey serves currently on the Board of Directors of a large international coal trading company as well as Chiron Partners, Westwater LLC, and KRTerminals.

Prior to the formation of Edgewood. Mr. Dorsey served in management roles at Merrill Lynch, Pechiney Ugine Kuhlmann, Associated Metals and Minerals, Aquila Energy, Duke Energy Partners, and other firms active worldwide in chemicals, energy, minerals, and metals.

Mr. Dorsey received a BA degree with Honors from the University of Vermont, thereafter he studied China in the Asian Studies Masters program at the University of Kansas, and has participated in Harvard Business School executive courses.



Mark Sanor
Founder & Managing Director of Chiron Partners LLC

A graduate from the University of Michigan School of Law, Mark practiced law at Hahn Loeser & Parks focusing on M&A and securities, real estate, corporate litigation, and international transactions. In 1996, Mr. Sanor joined the Corporate Finance department of Price Waterhouse in Moscow. In mid–1998, he joined Arthur Andersen as a Director to build its Corporate Finance service line, and was later promoted to Partner. After Andersen merged with Ernst & Young in 2002, Mr. Sanor was again promoted to become Head of M&A for the CIS, leading a team of over 25 professionals. In 2005, he founded Chiron Capital. Mr. Sanor graduated summa cum laude from Denison University.


Experience includes:
• Acting CFO of Canadian Bulk Terminal (Ridley Terminals Inc.) with capacity to handle 12 mln tons of dry bulk, with expansion into liquid bulk
• Tenn. Valley Authority pre-feasibility study for coal terminal
• Advised $5 bln Global Trading Company on International Bulk Commodity Investments in South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe
• World Bank Privatizations advised on privatizations & restructuring in infrastructure and telecom industries in E Europe, Turkey
• Structured Finance for Government Issuers including $200 mln facility for City of Moscow
• Advised Private Equity Funds (Warburg Pincus, Citi) on investments
• M&A, Capital-raising (e.g. TV3 on ~$100 mln in equity/debt, merger, IPO process, and eventual sale for $550 mln)



Todd Nalven
Director Leading Russian Operations, Chiron Partners LLC

Mr. Nalven began his career in New York with J.P. Morgan and then the US subsidiary of Metallgesellschaft AG, trading and structuring complex transactions in discounted debt. He has been operating in Moscow since 1995 holding COO positions with The Technology Development Company Tablogix where he oversaw a successful turnaround before raising second–round capital from new private investors in 2006, and Raven Russia. Mr. Nalven is a Board member of TTDC Bio and received his MBA from Cornell University–Johnson Graduate School of Management and BA degree from St. Lawrence University.


Transaction experience includes:
• Sale of leading Russian household plastics producer
• Advised private equity firm on entry into Russian real estate market
• Restructured tax debt for UralAZ, leading truck manufacturer.
• Restructured debt of the Russian shipping company, Sovcomflot
• Debt-for-exports swaps to retire foreign trade obligations of the Russian Federation
• Structured repurchase of the sovereign debt portfolio for Moscow Narodny Bank
• M&A advisory for scrap metal joint venture



Chris Berg
Vice President of Edgewood Holdings LLC

Prior to joining Edgewood, Mr. Berg was a Vice President in the Natural Resources group at J.P. Morgan, where he advised Chemical and Industrial clients on M&A and debt and equity financing transactions. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, he worked for 7 years at Agrifos Fertilizer Inc., a privately-held phosphate fertilizer producer, where he led the company's M&A activities including several acquisition and divestiture efforts and international project development. Chris holds an MBA with distinction from the NYU–Stern School of Business and Bachelor of Arts in English from Dartmouth College.



Transaction experience includes:
• Air Products and Chemicals - $7bln unsolicited and fully-financed offer for Airgas, Inc.
• DuPont - $2bln high grade bond offering
• Solutia - $400mln inaugural high yield bond offering
• Polypore and Warburg Pincus - $193mln equity offering
• UAP - sale to Agrium ($2.7bln)
• Bain Capital, Carlyle Group and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice - acquisition of HD Supply ($8.5bln)
• CCMP Capital - sale of PQ Corp. to Carlyle Group ($1.5bln)



Clay Landry
Founder & Managing Director of WestWater Research

Mr. Landry started WestWater in 2001. During his tenure, Mr. Landry advised on over $750 million in water transactions, and has acted as an advisor to numerous private equity funds. In 2007, he managed an auction of municipal effluent water rights which closed at $67 million in proceeds for a small city in Arizona. Regularly works with private equity firms and hedge funds in structuring deals and sourcing funds for water development and acquisition projects. Prior to founding WWR, he was an associate at the Political Economy Research Center (PERC), a public policy research institute that specializes in market approaches to natural resource management.


Transaction experience includes:
• Advised on Acquisition of Colorado Water & Storage Assets
• Advised on $3mln Acquisition of Arizona Long Term Storage Credits from Diamond Ventures LLC.
• Advised on $1mln Acquisition of Arizona Groundwater Recharge Credits
• Acquired Groundwater Rights for the $120mln Stateline Retail development Center, Whitman County, WA
• Advised on $25mln Acquisition of Washington Water Rights
• Advised on $67mln Auction of Effluent Groundwater Recharge Credits

 


Tobias Glienke
Vice President of Chiron Partners LLC

Mr. Glienke joined the group in 2009. He shares responsibility for operational functions of the firm, including deal sourcing and evaluation, valuation analysis, financial and operational due diligence, and relationships with clients and investors. Prior to joining Chiron, Tobias worked in risk management at the Global Association of Risk Professionals, where he analyzed statistical and financial market information for the energy markets, including crude oil, distillates, natural gas, and LNG. Tobias graduated with an MBA in Finance and has a background in software & technology.

 

Experience includes:
• Advised global building products companies in raising capital and on potential M&A opportunities in North America
• Lead on sale of Tolleson Lumber, Inc.,one of the largest lumber producers in the US South
• Capital-raising in variety of industries such as forest products, aggregates, aquaculture
• Part of advisory team to $5 bln global trading company on bulk commodity investments in South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe
• Part of advisory team to Private Equity Funds (e.g. First Reserve) on investments
• Advisor and Board Member of several tech startups