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Manchester and Upwind to Merge

Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Thursday, September 4, 2008

by Carissa Wyant, Staff Writer

Minneapolis investment banking firm Manchester Cos. Inc. announced it will merge with business consulting firm Upwind Capital Partners.

Under terms of the deal, Chanhassen-based Upwind founder and president, Jim O'Reilly will join Manchester as a principal. Upwind focuses on consulting on early-state high-technology, medical device, manufacturing, and health care information technologies companies.

O'Reilly has over 25 years of experience, and was previously executive vice president of VisionShare Inc., a Minneapolis company that manages solutions for secure information exchange. O'Reilly is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Manchester Cos. provides investment banking and corporate advisory services. .

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