Healthcare Investment
Banking Experts

Luke J. Mitchell Managing Director
  • Partner and Managing Director, img-bio
  • Investment Banking Experience: Since 2001
  • Healthcare Investment Banking Experience: Since 2003
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering and American Government,
    University of Virginia UVA logo
  • Transactions: 60+
  • Total Deal Value: $6B+
  • Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK
Professional Experience

I joined David Blume and Jeff Swearingen at Edgemont in 2003. During my time at Edgemont, I have spent most of my energy working with healthcare and life science services companies, completing acquisitions and divestitures, capital sourcing, and valuation and fairness opinions. Working with multiple clients over multi-year engagements has been educational and rewarding as I participated in, and hopefully contributed to, their growth and development as companies.

 

Luke holds series 7, 24, 79 securities licenses.

I joined David Blume and Jeff Swearingen at Edgemont in 2003. During my time at Edgemont, I have spent most of my energy working with healthcare and life science services companies, completing acquisitions and divestitures, capital sourcing, and valuation and fairness opinions. Working with multiple clients over multi-year engagements has been educational and rewarding as I participated in, and hopefully contributed to, their growth and development as companies.

I joined Edgemont after working in investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney (now a division of Citigroup), first with the company’s Global Automotive Group, and later with the Global Industrials and Large Capitalization Group. I was exposed to a wide range of industries and deals, covering over a dozen Fortune 100 companies and executing both merger and acquisition transactions as well as debt, equity, and convertible note offerings.

Prior to Salomon Smith Barney, I was a safety systems engineer at BMW AG in Munich, and worked in satellite design at CTA Launch Services (now a division of Orbital Sciences).

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  • Professional Accomplishment of Which
    I am Most Proud

    It is easy to say the big deals, and working on the largest leveraged buyout since the RJR Nabisco deal ranks up there (The Blackstone Group’s $4.7 billion acquisition of TRW Automotive in February 2003, a record that stood for about a month). However, my most rewarding professional experiences have come from working with small and medium-size business owners, helping them to achieve their strategic, financial, or personal goals. I enjoy the sectors Edgemont specialize in, and take pride knowing that we serve as a trusted partner to our clients.

  • Personal

    My wife and I are New York City transplants: I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK and she is from Holly Springs, MS. My parents started our family business when I was in the first grade, and I assume that is where I got my entrepreneurial spirit. I graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, concentrating in material properties, and added a double major in American Government to spice things up. My wife is a lawyer practicing in corporate litigation.

  • Passions (outside of work)

    Rain or shine, I love to be outdoors. I am a passionate fly fisherman and outdoorsman, and I have a golden retriever who keeps me active (and wakes me up early). When the New York City lifestyle doesn’t allow these pastimes, my wife and I enjoy reading (Steinbeck is a favorite, as well as anything about the Civil War), dining out, and going to movies.  I have also always gotten a thrill out of traveling, especially long road trips.

  • Secret Ambitions

    I have always wanted to get my pilot’s license and have been fascinated by planes for as long as I can remember.  There are multiple family legends about me having to be dragged, kicking and screaming, from airports as a small kid because I wanted to stay and watch the planes.  I think it is in my blood – I have several pilots in my family, including my granddad, who flew P-47s in World Word II.