Rachel Corn Kluge

Managing Director
phone
(312) 494-9803
mail
rcornkluge@city-cap.com

Rachel has more than 20 years experience advising private and publicly held companies in the consumer products and retail sectors.  For the past 13 years Rachel has focused on assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions and private and public equity capital raises.  Prior to joining City Capital, Rachel was a Partner in the Corporate Finance Department at William Blair & Company specializing in Consumer Products and Retail investment banking.  Representative Investment Banking clients Rachel has advised include The J.M. Smucker Company, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, The Alberto Culver Company, John B. Sanfillipo, Malt-O-Meal, Jarden Corp, Recycled Paper Greetings, Prestige Brands, Dick's Sporting Goods, Lifetime Fitness and FTD.  Rachel has served as a board member of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust

Managing Director, City Capital Advisors, LLC 2009

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

William Blair & Company
Arthur Andersen

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

  • The M&A Advisor: Woman Dealmaker of the Year (2009)
  • M&A Atlas Award: Consumer Goods and Services Deal of the Year (2008) for Wrigley Company’s acquisition by Mars, Incorporated and Berkshire Hathaway
  • William Blair & Company nominee to Investment Dealers’ Digest listing of “Forty under Forty”
  • Investment Dealers’ Digest’s Overall and M&A Deal of the Year (2002) for Smucker’s tax-free merger of P&G’s Jif and Crisco brands into Smucker through a Reverse Morris Trust Structure
  • Certified Public Accountant

EDUCATION

University of Illinois (Urbana)
MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University