Chicago, IL – May 3, 2021
Balmoral Advisors, a leading independent, specialty investment bank is pleased to announce that Omar Diaz has been appointed to Managing Director, effective May 1, 2021.
With Balmoral Advisors since September 2020, Mr. Diaz previously served as a Senior Advisor. In his new role, Omar will continue to advise clients primarily in the Industrials, Chemicals and Advanced Materials Industries. As a permanent member of the team, his additional responsibilities will include business development and contributing toward the enhancement of the firm.
Omar joins Balmoral Advisors with almost thirty years of professional experience. Prior to joining the firm, he led the chemicals practices at Seaport Global, Dresner Partners and Houlihan Lokey. He began his investment banking career with J.P. Morgan and Bank of America.
“I have known Omar for many years and even worked with him across the table when we were at different firms. When he joined us as a Senior Advisor in 2020, it was always the plan to consider a transition to Managing Director,” said Chris Cerimele, Founder and Managing Partner. “Omar is an outstanding professional with a strong track record, deep experience, and great respect among a broad network of contacts. The strong performance he has shown on client engagements in the time he has been with us makes the transition easy and seamless. We are thrilled to welcome Omar as a Managing Director with the Firm.”
Omar Diaz has approximately thirty years of investment banking, management consulting and project engineering experience. Prior to joining Balmoral, Omar was a Managing Director at Seaport Global, where he was Head of Chemicals. In previous roles he served as Head of Industrials at Dresner Partners, as a Managing Director focused on Industrials at Allegiance Capital, as well as Head of Chemicals at Houlihan Lokey. Early in his investment banking career Omar held positions at Acquest Advisors, J.P. Morgan, and Bank of America. Omar holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA in Finance from the E.W. Kelley Graduate School of Business at Indiana University. He resides in the Chicago, Illinois area.
About Balmoral Advisors
Balmoral Advisors is an independent investment bank dedicated to providing mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, and financial restructuring advisory services involving mid-sized transactions. We specialize in helping clients sell their businesses, find and complete acquisitions, and raise or refinance capital. We work with business owners, corporations and financial investors worldwide involving early stage growth companies, successful mature businesses, corporate divestitures, special situations, and distressed transactions.