Our Team

Andrew Hinz

Managing Director

Andy Hinz, Managing Director, has more than 15 years of chemical investment banking experience and specializes in a variety of chemical sectors including adhesives and sealants, building products, coatings and resins, inks, petrochemicals, specialty ingredients and nutraceuticals, chemical distribution, and the plastics value chain. Andy is a regulator contributor to industry publications such as Coatings World, Plastics News, and Adhesives & Sealants Industry (ASI) Magazine, including his column “M&A Corner” in ASI, and has had numerous speaking engagements in the coatings and adhesives industry. Prior to joining Grace Matthews, Andy was an Equity Research Analyst with Robert W. Baird & Co.

Andy holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and received a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in Accounting and Finance. Andy received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as the first Grace Matthews Scholar.

Speaking Engagements

Creating Value With Chemical Carve-Outs
IHS Chemical Week | Online
August 2016

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

M&A in Adhesives & Sealants: PE vs. Strategic Buyers
Adhesives & Sealants Spring Convention | Orlando, FL
April 2014

Features & Articles

M&A Corner: Looking Ahead: M&A Primed for Liftoff?
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine  December 2020

M&A Corner: COVID-19 – The Black Swan
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine  October 2020

From the Editor: Putting Things Together During a Pandemic
Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine  October 2020

INSIGHT: Private equity seeks chemicals deals amid tighter credit
ICIS  July 2020

Plastics M&A Looking to Bounce Back After a Virus-battered First Half
Plastics News  July 2020

INSIGHT: Chemicals M&A outlook tempered by coronavirus outbreak
ICIS  March 2020

A look into the adhesives & sealants market
Polymers Paint Colour Journal  March 2020

Searching for Adjacencies: Coatings consolidation enters a new phase amid demand declines
IHS Chemical Week  August 2019

2018 Review and Outlook
ASI: Mergers and Acquisitions in Adhesives & Sealants  November 2018

Adhesives and Sealants Market Update
Coatings World  November 2018

M&A Keeping A Strong Pace
Rubber News: Adhesives & Sealants  June 2018

Coatings Market: Primed for Growth
Coatings World; Written by Andy Hinz  May 2018

Raw Materials and Chemicals Roundtable
ASI Adhesives & Sealants Industry  February 2018

“Having worked as a public equities analyst at a major investment bank, I understand well that the values of publicly traded firms are set by impersonal market forces beyond any individual’s control.  What I like about the environment at Grace Matthews is that the role of ‘the market’ is not so clear cut.  A skilled advisor has the opportunity, as well as the challenge, to directly influence the value of a client’s business.”
– Andy Hinz

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