Crowe boosts its private equity group

Private equity veteran joins Crowe as it expands advisory services in the PE sector

CHICAGO (Jan. 19, 2023) – Crowe LLP has boosted investment in its private equity (PE) service capabilities with the hiring of Doug Knoch as managing director of strategy and corporate development for its advisory business unit. Doug is an experienced investment professional with over 30 years of experience executing and managing private equity investments, providing merger and acquisition advisory services and performing strategic business consulting. He will support the expansion of the firm’s corporate development activities to support the strategic growth of its private equity service offerings and scale of existing solutions.

Doug spent the past 20-plus years originating and managing private equity investments, most recently at Shorehill Capital LLC, a Chicago-based middle market private equity firm.

“Doug’s specialized knowledge and range of expertise in the PE sector is a great addition to our service capabilities,” said Chad Kellar, managing partner of the Crowe advisory business unit. “He brings a strong skillset and a client-centered view that will help us strengthen and scale our client service and delivery capabilities in the PE sector, while also helping us pursue strategic investments to support our advisory practice expansion. Growing the PE group and the recent expansion of advisory services in key geographic markets is a strong indication of our intent to deliver a full service offering to our clients, in all phases of the deal life cycle.” 

“Doug’s background will provide market-leading vision and perspective for Crowe clients,” said John Kurkowski, managing partner of the Crowe private equity group. “Hiring the best talent will empower us to deliver new and exciting solutions to help private equity firms and their portfolio companies maximize value, from investment to realization.”  

“Crowe has an impressive offering of advisory services and reputation for delivering great value to its clients. The firm has rapidly grown its activity with private equity firms and their portfolio companies over the past 20 years,” said Knoch, who added, “I am excited to join Crowe and look forward to working with the team to expand our service offering and delivery capabilities for our clients to support future growth.”

For more information, please visit Crowe private equity services.

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Crowe LLP is a public accounting, consulting and technology firm with offices around the world. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities. The firm and its subsidiaries also help clients make smart decisions that lead to lasting value with its tax, advisory and consulting services, helping businesses uncover hidden opportunities in the market – no matter what challenges the markets present. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the best places to work in the U.S. As an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, Crowe serves clients worldwide. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.

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