- Merchant Banking
- Private Equity Group
- Investment Banking Group
- Financial Sponsors Group
Dale L. Cheney, CFA
Managing Partner, Opus Equity Partners
President, Merchant Banking Division
- Principal, Altus Capital Partners
- Interim CEO, Citicorp Venture Capital Portfolio Company
- Principal, Citicorp Venture Capital
- Associate, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Investment Banking
- Senior Associate, PwC M&A Group
- M.B.A., Harvard University
- B.S., Brigham Young University
- Chartered Financial Analyst
- FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79
Dale Cheney currently serves as Managing Partner of Opus Equity Partners and President of Opus Bank's Merchant Banking Division. Mr. Cheney has over 15 years of experience in private equity and buyout investing, and has executed over $5 billion of private equity transactions with a focus on consumer products, food and beverages, retail and specialty manufacturing.
Prior to joining Opus Bank and co-founding the Merchant Banking Division, Mr. Cheney served as an investment Principal with Altus Capital Partners and Citicorp Venture Capital (“CVC”), Citigroup’s control buyout fund within Citi Alternative Investments. While at CVC, Mr. Cheney focused on sourcing, executing and managing control private equity investments. Mr. Cheney was also involved in raising capital and acquiring the CVC portfolio of companies from Citigroup, forming an independent successor fund. He has served as a Director on numerous Boards, and while an investment professional at Citicorp Venture Capital, he served as interim CEO of a distressed portfolio company where he successfully executed a turnaround of the business.
Mr. Cheney began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York where he focused on M&A and Leveraged Finance. Prior to Goldman, Mr. Cheney was a Senior Associate in the M&A Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York where he focused on performing due diligence for private equity transactions. Mr. Cheney has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.S. in Finance & Accounting from Brigham Young University. He is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute, and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses.