Founded in 1990 by Peter Kubasek, the firm has established a strong reputation as a creative and trusted M&A advisor with an ability to deliver value well above market expectations for mergers and acquisitions.
In 2016, Rene Robichaud formalized a partnership with Peter Kubasek to establish ArkMalibu. The ‘Ark’ in ArkMalibu represents ‘the Associates of Robichaud and Kubasek’. The firm continues to add talent to its team and to focus on leading sell-side transactions while providing advisory services for clients.
It is one of the only investment banks to win the Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau (2006) and was the 2010 recipient of the Association of Corporate Growth’s (ACG) Deal Maker of the Year and was a Finalist for the 2016 ACG Deal Maker of the Year award.
Your Dedicated Team
CHAIRMAN AND PARTNER
Rene is Chairman and Partner at ArkMalibu. He has helped hundreds of companies think strategically and become more successful — most recently serving as president and CEO of Layne Christensen (NASDAQ). Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of NS Group (NYSE), which he helped grow from a $150 million enterprise to a $1.5 billion company. Read More >
FOUNDER AND CEO
Peter Kubasek is Founder and a Managing Partner of ArkMalibu. Peter has been closely involved in more than 500 merger and acquisition projects ranging from $2 million to over $1 billion in sales representing billions in transactional value.
Jim Ellerhorst is a Senior Advisor at ArkMalibu. A former Managing Partner at Deloitte, Jim holds over 37 years of experience driving financial performance, brand excellence, diversity and inclusion, and partner development as a business leader and consultant to board members, CEOs, and senior executives. Read More >
Colin Johnson has more than eight years of experience providing middle and large market clients with finance and tax consulting services. With an ability to diagnose and address clients’ strategic challenges, he’s a valuable partner to lean on throughout the transaction process. Read More >
Matt Jensen is responsible for the day-to-day operations of ArkMalibu transactions. Matt brings to each engagement his passion to fully understand client objectives and help them leverage their competitive advantages. Read More >
Joel Kretz researches market trends, performs analysis work and conducts competitive intelligence in his role at ArkMalibu
Kayleigh Nauracy brings organization and support to the everyday activities of the team and utilizes her passion for building strong relationships, processes, and strategy to move projects forward with efficiency and effectiveness.
ArkMalibu works alongside business owners who are making significant decisions regarding the future of their businesses. This work includes ownership restructuring, exit strategy development and defining growth capital opportunities. ArkMalibu will help you and your company achieve the goals you set.
OUR MAIN OFFICE
4555 Lake Forest Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242