Jonathan I. Mishkin

Managing Director
(212) 809-1413

Jonathan Mishkin is a Managing Director of TM Capital LLC and co-leads TM Capital’s industrial practice where he focuses on the Building Products, Paper and Packaging sectors.  Prior to joining the firm Jonathan was the founder and managing partner of Sanabe & Associates, LLC.  At Sanabe & Associates he represented a variety of American and Canadian clients, including Ainsworth Lumber, Catalyst Paper, Domtar, EACOM Timber, Finch, Pruyn, Huttig Building Products, Interfor, Lenzing, Menasha Packaging, NewPage, Resolute Forest Products, Smurfit-Stone Container (Ad-Hoc Group of Preferred Equity Holders), Wellspring Capital Management/Neucel Specialty Cellulose, and WestRock.

Prior to founding Sanabe & Associates in 2002, Jonathan was North American Group Head for Paper, Packaging and Forest Products for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) from 1994 – 2000 and retained this position after DLJ was acquired by Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in 2000.

While at DLJ and CSFB, he initiated and managed over twenty M&A, high yield and merchant banking transactions.  These included the sales of St. Laurent Paperboard, Repap Enterprises and Unisource Worldwide; divestitures for Bowater, Smurfit-Stone Container and Sappi Ltd.; major acquisitions for St. Laurent Paperboard and National Envelope; high yield financings for Stone Container, Gaylord Container and Repap Enterprises; and merchant banking investments for DLJ Merchant Banking Partners in American Tissue and S.D. Warren.

From 1989 – 1994, Jonathan built a leading franchise in Canadian paper and forest products at Burns Fry Limited.  Significant transactions for which he was responsible included lead managing Noranda Forest’s public sale of a 51% stake in MacMillan Bloedel, lead managed IPO’s for Pacific Forest Products, St. Laurent Paperboard, TimberWest, Rainy River and Stone Consolidated as well as M&A transactions for Fletcher Challenge Canada, Enso Gutzeit and Avenor.

From 1981 – 1989, he worked at Morgan Stanley, covering Canadian and American industrial and financial companies.

Jonathan has served on the board of Ainsworth Lumber, a large Canadian manufacturer of oriented strand board.

He received a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Jonathan is a former co-chair of the YIVO Institute and member of the board of the Center for Jewish History in New York.  Jonathan lives with his wife in Manhattan.  He has two daughters and one son.  Jonathan has completed twelve marathons and is thankful his knees and hips have not given up on him.  He is also a fan of the New Jersey Devils and the New York Mets.

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