September 5, 2014

Yukon Partners Expands Advisor Team

Minneapolis, Minnesota – September 5, 2014 – Yukon Partners (“Yukon”) is pleased to announce the addition of Robert (Bill) W. Van Sant and Dr. Brent Bauer to the Yukon team as Special Advisors.

Bill Van Sant

Bill Van Sant joins Yukon Partners as a special advisor assisting with investments primarily in the manufacturing, business services, and industrial sectors. He is a seasoned operating veteran with over 40 years of senior leadership in both public and privately held companies. He is the former Operating Partner of Stone Arch Capital and Norwest Equity Partners.  Prior to Bill’s private equity experience, he was the CEO of Lukens, Inc., CEO of Blount Inc., and started his career at Deere & Co.

“Bill Van Sant brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and unmatched investment stewardship that will further bolster the Yukon investment platform. Bill’s unique leadership style will enhance our strategic vision, and we are very excited and fortunate to welcome him to the Yukon team,” said William Dietz, Managing Partner at Yukon.

“I look forward to participating in the firm’s strategic initiatives while being associated with its impressive team of talented professionals,” said Bill Van Sant.

Dr. Brent Bauer

Dr. Brent Bauer joins Yukon Partners as a Special Advisor focusing on healthcare investments. Dr. Bauer is board-certified in Internal Medicine, a Professor of Medicine, and has been on staff at Mayo Clinic for 22 years.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Bauer join our team.  His significant contributions to the field of medicine will enhance our existing healthcare vertical and permit us to more fulsomely support strong and growing businesses,” said Michael Hall, Managing Partner at Yukon.

“I have known Mr. Hall for over 30 years and consider him a good friend and colleague.  I am therefore happy to be able to contribute to the work of Yukon Partners,” said Dr. Brent Bauer.

Mr. Van Sant and Dr. Bauer join Yukon’s current team of Special Advisors, Thomas Walker and Jamison Rice.

Yukon Partners continues its diverse investment parameters in industries such as healthcare, automotive, business services, franchise businesses, manufacturing, industrials, etc.

About Yukon Partners

Yukon Partners is an independent and unaffiliated mezzanine firm primarily serving middle market private equity sponsored business transactions with a typical investment range of $10 to $40 million in the U.S. and Canada.  The transactions in which Yukon invests include buyouts, growth and platform strategies, recapitalizations, mergers/acquisitions, and public-to-private buyouts.  Yukon Partners is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, please visit

For more information, please contact:
Michael Hall
Managing Partner
Yukon Partners