Ben Scharff

Ben Scharff, Managing Director

Ben Scharff, Managing Director, has over 20 years of chemical investment banking experience and has advised chemical clients globally on mergers, acquisitions, business sales, complex business swaps, and technology acquisitions.  Ben spends a great deal of time with private equity clients on strategic sales as well as with large corporate clients on carve-outs, divestitures, and acquisition searches.

Ben, originally from the Minneapolis area, graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. degree in Economics. Ben is a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and previously served in the United States Marine Corps.  He is an avid tri-athlete and distance runner.

P: 414.278.1120


Recent Features & Articles Speaking Engagements
Searching for Opportunities
Coatings World
August 2018
IHS Chemical Week Webcast
Portfolio Strategy: Making the right moves at the right times
May 2018

M&A Markets Cut Through the Noise
Compoundings Magazine (ILMA)
June 2018

CTT Keynote Speaker
Coatings Trends & Technologies
September 2017

Coatings:...disappearing midsize firms the real story
IHS Chemical Week
June 2018

US, DK, and EU M&A: Time to be a buyer or a seller?  
Danish-American Business Forum | Denmark
January 2015

What's Driving Mergers & Acquisitions in Lubricants?
Compoundings Magazine (ILMA)
September 2017

Construction Chemicals: Demand Continues to Rise
September 2016


“Digging into the details of a company in order to identify and extract value is a real differentiator for us."
- Ben Scharff