Craft Partners founder, Daniel Conway
Craft Partners founder, Daniel Conway

Dan Conway is the founder of Craft Partners, LLC. During his career he has advised hundreds of middle-market companies with mergers and acquisitions (both healthy and distressed), leveraged transactions, private placements of debt and/or equity capital, private equity investing, and debt restructurings. Prior to founding Craft Partners, Mr. Conway was a shareholder, managing director, and leading producer at FocalPoint Partners, LLC, a middle-market investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago.

Recent transactions he has completed include the sale of RPM Services & Rentals to Hugg & Hall Equipment Company, the sale of I&L Rentals to Sunbelt Rentals, the sale of Lemans Body Shop to Caliber Collision, the raising of a $35,000,000 credit facility for Transamerican Auto Parts, and the sale of Pacific High Reach to Sunbelt pursuant to Section 363 of the bankruptcy code.

Prior to joining FocalPoint, Mr. Conway spent 13 years in middle-market commercial finance, most recently with Fleet Capital Corporation. Mr. Conway originated, structured, and underwrote asset-based and cash flow commercial loans for companies in a variety of industries. He has an extensive network of capital providers including asset-based and cash flow lenders, mezzanine debt providers, unitranche funds, junior secured debt providers, leasing companies, factors, and hedge funds. Mr. Conway has considerable experience in the capital markets having provided securitization products and high-yield debt. Many of the transactions completed by Mr. Conway during his banking career were done in conjunction with mergers and acquisitions and financial restructurings, including bankruptcy sales and reorganizations. In this capacity, Mr. Conway has worked with private equity firms, bank group members, junior capital providers, bondholders, and other constituents, often in highly engineered capital structures.

Prior to joining Fleet Capital Corporation in 1998, Mr. Conway led many successful transactions at NationsBank, GMAC Commercial Services, and Barclays Business Credit. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles, where he earned his CPA certification.

Mr. Conway received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the University of Southern California.