TrueNorth Announces Cross-Border Business Expansion

August 11, 2010 TrueNorth News

Norwalk, Connecticut August, 2010 – TrueNorth Capital Partners LLC welcomes visitors to its updated website which has been enhanced to include Japanese and Chinese language pages. Capitalizing on its principals’ established cross-border track record with Japanese clientele, TrueNorth is expanding its advisory business to serve rapidly-growing Chinese companies with international merger and acquisition objectives. With the appointment of David Meranze earlier this year, TrueNorth has been working aggressively with Chinese clients actively seeking to expand their business in the U.S.

David Meranze is based in Chicago, in the heart of the Midwest, which is a region known for its manufacturing and basic industrial businesses. These include, but are not limited to, automotive, electronics, metals and metal processing, equipment manufacturing, plastics and logistics. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and educated at Yale University and Beijing University, David has spent the better part of the last 20 years in Hong Kong and mainland China. Since joining TrueNorth, David has spent over three months in China, meeting with over 50 companies from a variety of industries. With regular stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Hong Kong and a number of second tier cities, David has the physical access, political relationships and deep industry contacts to serve the many cross-border needs of TrueNorth’s clients.

Please visit our web site at and click on the Japanese and Chinese links on the home page for more information. Both local language pages include downloadable pdf profiles on TrueNorth.

Our cross-border advisory practice includes serving foreign-based clients with their U.S. based strategic advisory needs as well as assisting North American clients in accessing Asia or Asian companies. If you, your clients or colleagues have any Asian cross-border needs, feel free to contact the individuals listed below:

China Cross-Border business: David Meranze, Chicago, IL dmeranze@truenorthcp.com1.312.479.5507

Japanese Cross-Border business: Michael Baisley, Norwalk, CT mbaisley@truenorthcp.com1.203.604.2007

TrueNorth provides strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and private placements to corporations, institutions and individuals in the middle market. Capitalizing on the international M&A and restructuring backgrounds of its professional staff, the firm delivers sophisticated financial advice to clients in an underserved market. As an independent advisory firm, free from conflicts, TrueNorth provides exemplary service, puts the client’s best interests first and delivers best in class expertise. TrueNorth conducts its securities-related business through its wholly owned subsidiary TNCP, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. For further information on TrueNorth contact us at:

TrueNorth Capital Partners LLC
40 Richards Avenue
Third Floor, Suite 309
Norwalk, CT 06854