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Eric Sabelhaus


Eric Sabelhaus, Director, leads buy-side, sell-side, and corporate carve-out transactions in a variety of chemicals and materials segments, including water treatment chemicals, flavors, food ingredients, coatings & resins, lubricants, petrochemicals and derivatives, and distribution. Prior to joining Grace Matthews, Eric worked as an investment banking Associate at Robert W. Baird in Milwaukee in Baird’s technology and services group and also spent five years as an engineer at GE Energy, most recently in the Aero Energy Products division. He completed GE’s Edison Engineering Development Program, where one of his rotations was in coal gasification technology. While in the Edison Program, Eric received the Outstanding Edison Award (peer selected from cohort of over 50 Edison engineers) and earned Lean Six Sigma quality certification.

Eric, originally from Cincinnati, received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Speaking Engagements

Planning an Exit Strategy: Getting Your Feet Wet
Association of Water Technologies | Online
August 2019

Features & Articles

Industrial Coatings: A Sunny Forecast
Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine
June 2017

“ 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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