Joel Fischer

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Joel’s background in banking and restructuring provides analytical and modeling expertise, as well as the ability to manage complex projects.

  • Adept at devising and managing sales processes of varying sizes involving strategic and financial prospects located in the US and abroad
  • Ability to develop financial and transactional models as well as manage due diligence initiatives
  • Experience negotiating deal structures bringing together parties with diverse objectives


Joel Fischer joined Franklin Partners in 2011 and has 15+ years of experience in the investment and commercial banking sector. During his time with Franklin Partners, Joel has advised privately-held companies on a variety of M&A transactions, including sell-side, buy-side, leveraged buyouts, and corporate divestiture assignments. Joel has worked closely with entrepreneur and family-owned businesses, corporations and private equity-owned companies to identify M&A opportunities with strategic and financial buyers headquartered in the United States and abroad. Joel’s experience spans across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, business services, technology, and financial services.

Prior to joining Franklin Partners, Joel spent six years with The Marshall Group/BankFirst where he originated, syndicated, and managed the restructuring of a wide range of commercial debt. His responsibilities included restructuring strategies for a $350 million portfolio of non-performing corporate debt and commercial/multi-family real estate projects involving more than 500 syndicate lenders.

Joel serves on the Board of Directors of the Security State Bank of Lewiston (MN), a family-owned community bank serving SE Minnesota. He also serves as a board member of the Association for Corporate Growth’s Young Professional Group.

Joel is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College (B.A.) and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota (M.B.A.).