John Beagle

John Beagle, Managing Director

John L. Beagle, CEO, Managing Director and co-founder of Grace Matthews, has advised chemical and material clients since 1991.  John has been the lead investment banker on over 100 engagements, and has advised clients across the entire chemicals and materials spectrum.

Prior to Grace Matthews, John was a research engineer in Digital Equipment Corporation's Advanced Semiconductor Development group (Hudson, MA), which was subsequently acquired by Intel. John was part of the R&D effort at Digital that developed the patented Alpha chip technology, which at the time was the fastest commercially available microprocessor ever engineered.  John received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and his M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, both at Cornell University.

John has served as a director for Northern Labs, Inc., PKWARE, Inc., the Cornell Club of Wisconsin, and the Girl Scouts of Milwaukee. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Coatings Association, Adhesives and Sealants Council, The Water Council, and SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates) and has served as an advisor to the Czech Ore Research Institute (Prague, Czech Republic) on technology transfer issues.

E: jbeagle@gracematthews.com
P: 414.278.1120
 


Speaking Engagements Features & Articles

Thoughts on Coatings and Chemicals M&A
ACA Fall Committee Meetings
October 2018

More Than Trucks & Warehouses
Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine
October 2016
Written by: John Beagle & Andy Hinz
Selected Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions
Adhesives & Sealants Council
June 2015
 
 

Mergers and Acquisitions Webinar  
Adhesives & Sealants Council | Online
June 2014

 
Hydraulic Fracturing, Shale Gas, and Water
The Water Council | Milwaukee, WI
September 2013
 

Value Creation (and Shale Gas!) in Specialty Chemical M&A
Adhesives & Sealants Leadership Conference | Napa Valley, CA
June 2013

M&A Drivers in Adhesives & Sealants: Public, Family, and PE Owned Businesses
Adhesives & Sealants Council Spring Conference | Atlanta, GA
April 2013
 
Realizing Value in Private Equity Chemical Investments
Capital RoundTable Conference | New York, NY
April 2011

 

"At Grace Matthews, we provide our clients with the highest level of service possible. As a founder of the firm, our reputation is on the line every time we take on an assignment, and that is a responsibility I take very seriously."
- John L. Beagle

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