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William J. Laux

Mr. Laux is the President and founder of Laux & Company and Laux Capital.  His career spans thirty plus years with diverse experience in the areas of corporate finance, investment banking, direct investments, and commercial lending.  His transaction experience includes mergers and acquisitions, senior and mezzanine financing, private placements of debt and equity, revolving credit facilities, asset based loans, debt restructuring, equipment leasing, real estate financing, term debt, secured and unsecured loans, fixed and floating rate debt transactions backed by bank letters of credit, structured financing and venture capital funding.  Mr. Laux’s client specialization includes the steel, foundry, manufacturing, distribution and financial services industries.


Prior to forming Laux & Company, Mr. Laux was the Director of Corporate Finance for Price Waterhouse, where he directed corporate finance and investment banking engagements.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Laux was responsible for the structuring and placement of direct senior lending and mezzanine financing engagements primarily for mergers and acquisitions with Chrysler Capital, Heller Financial and Wells Fargo Bank.


Throughout his career, Mr. Laux has been responsible for the completion of well over one billion dollars in financing arrangements.


Mr. Laux holds a B.A. Degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University.


Professional Affiliations:


        Board of Directors

  • The Ruhlin Company

  • Commercial Cutting & Graphics, LLC

  • Bunting Bearings Corp.

  • ADAMH - The Medina County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Board

  • HMC – Hospice of Medina County


        Adjunct Professor, Guest Speaker and Advisory Board Member

  • The University of Akron – College of Business Administration 
    William T. and Rita Fitzgerald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

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