Peter Young, President and Managing Director

Mr. Young manages the Firm and is actively involved in client transactions and financings. Under his leadership, Young & Partners has established and maintained its position as a leader in the industry. The firm is in its 23nd year. Prior to 1996, Mr. Young was Global Head of Chemicals Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers where he oversaw the worldwide efforts of Lehman in Chemicals. Previously he was head of the Chemical Groups at Salomon Brothers and Schroders. Early in his career while with Bain & Co., Mr. Young provided strategic advice to major chemical and life science companies. He also was a senior executive of J.H. Whitney & Co., one of the oldest venture capital firms, founded by the Whitney family, where he invested in pharmaceutical, biotech, and technology companies.

As an investment banker, Mr. Young has been a financial advisor to a wide variety of leading chemical and life science companies globally with regard to strategic financial advice, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and capital raising.

Mr. Young received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar with Highest Distinction), an M.S. in Accounting from New York University and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Young has been a board member of Société de Chimie Industrielle, a chemical and life science industry association, for over twenty five years and was President in 2016 and 2017. He has also been on the editorial advisory board of Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine for over twelve years. He was recently made a board member of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He is also a member of the Committee of 100, a non-profit, non-partisan organization made up of around 140 distinguished Chinese Americans. Established in 1990 under the leadership of I.M. Pei, the Committee of 100 has a rich legacy of harnessing the power of its distinguished membership to address significant, complex issues pertaining to Americans of Chinese descent and U.S.-China relations.

In terms of awards, he received the 2017 Chemical Heritage Foundation Richard Boyle Award for his life-long contributions to the chemical and material sciences industry and the 2006 Commercial Development and Marketing Association Executive Excellence award.

Mr. Young is widely quoted by the general business press and leading chemical and pharmaceutical industry magazines and a frequent contributor of articles to those magazines on M&A, financing and industry strategic issues and developments.

Stephen M. Floyd, Managing Director

Steve has extensive M&A advisory, valuation and financing experience in the petrochemical, specialty chemical and fertilizer sectors. Prior to joining Young & Partners, Steve was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Chemicals and Fertilizers group at Morgan Stanley & Co. with responsibility for North and South America, Japan and Asia.

Steve joined Morgan Stanley in 1991 as a financial analyst in the Financial Sponsor Group and was promoted to Investment Banking Associate in 1994. He joined the chemicals group in 1995 where he covered North and South American commodity chemical and fertilizer clients. In 2001, he was promoted to Executive Director and became Chief Operating Officer for Morgan Stanley's Global Corporate Finance Department. In 2004, he assumed client coverage responsibilities again as Co-Head of Morgan Stanley's Global Chemicals and Fertilizers Group.

Some of his current and past clients include Agrium, Air Products, ARCO Chemical, Aristech, Borden Chemical, BP Chemicals, Cambrex, Celanese, CF Industries, Chemtura, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Elemica, Equate, Great Lakes Chemical, Grupo Ultra, Intrepid Potash, Kraton Polymers, Lyondell Chemical, Petroquimica Colombiana, Rhodia-Ster, Resolution Performance Products, Union Carbide, Uniroyal Chemical, UOP, Wellman and Westlake Chemical.

Mr. Floyd received an ScB in Chemical Engineering from Brown University and is a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Randolph Guggenheimer III, Managing Director

Mr. Guggenheimer has extensive M&A advisory experience in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and diagnostics sectors. Prior to joining Young & Partners, Randy was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions at Lehman Brothers and was a Managing Director at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and at Burrill & Company.

Randy worked for over 15 years at Lehman Brothers, where he completed over 40 advisory transactions in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, ranging in size from $40 million to over $2 billion. He served as Managing Director in the Healthcare Group, Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and as Co-Head of Healthcare Mergers & Acquisitions.

Some of his current and past clients include Barrier Therapeutics, Baxter, Biogen IDEC, Boston Scientific, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Glaxo SmithKline, Merck KGaA, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Teva Pharmaceutical, Schering, Schick Technologies, Thoratec and Versicor.

Mr. Guggenheimer received an AB degree in Economics at Harvard College and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Seth L. Van Voorhees, Senior Advisor

Dr. Van Voorhees has over twenty years of experience in the chemical industry, primarily in investment banking, but also in various corporate development and CFO positions.

His experience includes being the Chief Financial Officer of American Pacific (a public company producing pharmaceutical intermediates and energetic chemicals) and Chief Financial Officer of Research Frontier (a public company licensing light control glass technology) and was involved in capital raising, M&A and business development. His investment banking experience prior to Young & Partners included serving as an Executive Director in Investment Banking at PaineWebber/UBS Warburg and, prior to that, as a Vice President at Wasserstein Perella. His investment banking career has been focused on serving clients in the chemical and advanced materials industries and he has been involved in a broad range of projects, including acquisitions, divestitures, spinoffs, defense advisory assignments and the issuance of private equity and public debt.

Prior to becoming an investment banker, Dr. Van Voorhees served as a Business Manager for AlliedSignal where he was responsible for the Silane Specialties business unit and in corporate development positions at WR Grace and Battelle Memorial Institute.

Dr. Van Voorhees received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania where he focused on precious metal catalyzed reactions. He is also a recipient of an MBA from Columbia University in finance and a BS from SUNY at Stony Brook in chemistry. He has been the author of a number of patents.