TTK Partners, LLC Announces Robert F. Barnett, III Has Become a Partner and Daniel J. Horn Has Joined as Managing Director

Sep 26, 2011, 12:18 ET from TTK Partners, LLC

CHICAGO, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TTK Partners, LLC announced today that Robert F. Barnett, III has become a Partner and Daniel J. Horn has joined as Managing Director at the Firm based in Chicago. This announcement comes as the Firm continues to expand its services and industry coverage.

Mr. Barnett joined TTK Partners as a Senior Advisor in June 2009. Since then he has led the firm's Capital Structure Advisory effort and supported the expansion of the Firm's M&A activities through his extensive client relationships. He possesses over 25 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience. He previously served as Managing Director and Sector Head of BMO Capital Markets' Commercial and Industrial Group, which provided investment banking and commercial lending services to mid-corporate companies in the capital goods, transportation, packaging and basic materials industries. Prior to BMO, Mr. Barnett was head of Midwest Large Corporate Banking at Bank One Corporation and spent 23 years with Bank One and its predecessors (First Chicago and National Bank of Detroit). Mr. Barnett holds an MBA from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and a BS from the University of Michigan. Mr. Barnett also serves on the boards of directors for a number of philanthropic organizations, including Chicago Children's Museum where he is currently Chairman.

Daniel J. Horn has joined the Firm as a Managing Director focused on the Industrial Products & Services industry. Mr. Horn has over 25 years of experience as an investment banker, chief financial officer and entrepreneur. Prior to joining TTK Partners, Mr. Horn was a co-founding investor and CFO of Unicous Marketing, Inc., a consumer promotion start-up company. Prior to Unicous, Mr. Horn served as Vice President of Finance for the GDX Automotive Division of GenCorp, Inc. ("GenCorp"). Mr. Horn assisted GenCorp in building its GDX division through global acquisitions to become the second largest provider of automotive sealing systems in the world, positioned the division for sale and successfully completed the divestiture in late 2004. Prior to GenCorp., Mr. Horn was employed for a dozen years as an investment banker with Deutsche Bank Securities and its predecessor firm, Bankers Trust. During Mr. Horn's investment banking tenure, he covered the automotive sector as well as worked in Bankers Trust's Leveraged Finance and Distressed Investments Groups. Mr. Horn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from DePaul University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Horn also serves on the board of directors of First Personal Financial Corp.

"These are exciting developments for TTK Partners. Dan Horn's expertise in the automotive industry and contacts in industrial and consumer sectors will serve to bolster our efforts," said Stan Koss, co-founder of TTK Partners. "In addition, Bob's elevation to Partner is a testament to his commitment to our Firm and our continued growth," Koss added.

About TTK Partners, LLC

Headquartered in Chicago, TTK Partners is a mergers & acquisitions advisory firm, dedicated to serving the middle market. All of the firm's senior professionals come from leading Wall Street institutions and are now providing sophisticated advisory services to an underserved segment of the market. TTK Partners is committed to delivering objective advice and superior client service. As an advisory-focused firm, TTK Partners is free from the intrinsic conflicts of interest which can result from combining mergers & acquisitions advisory services with the securities brokerage, underwriting and research businesses. For more information, please visit