Kris Karlson is a co-founder of KO Acquisitions and leverages over 22 years of M&A expertise. In 1996, Karlson founded Bowman/Hanson a boutique investment bank with the objective of creating a more efficient marketplace for sellers, buyers, and financiers of privately held middle-market companies. Under his guidance and Bowman/Hanson completed dozens of transactions for companies in manufacturing, distribution and brands. Karlson maintains a vast network of relationships with capital markets, including Family Offices, Private Equity, and Strategic Acquirers. In 2018 Bowman/Hanson rebranded as KO Acquisitions.