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EACC Welcomes New Member Corporate Finance Associates

The EACC is delighted to welcome Partner member Corporate Finance Associates (CFA). 

CFA, founded in 1956 and headquartered in Los Angeles, is one of North America’s oldest and most prominent investment banking firms serving middle-market companies, both private and small-cap public. It has closed over 3000 transactions in its six decade plus history and has over 80 professionals operating out of 31 offices across the United States, Europe, and India. Three of those offices located in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana serve the multi-state footprint of the EACC community.
CFA provides expert services for engagements in the following: 
  • Sell-Side Advisory - representation of business owners and small-cap public firms in the sale of their respective companies or specific business units 
  • Buy-Side Advisory - representation of acquisition-ready companies, both public and private, in strategy formulation and execution of corporate development initiatives
  • Capital Raise Advisory - representation of privately-held companies in the search for fresh debt and/or equity capital targeted for acquisitions, capital projects or recapitalizations   
  • ESOP Advisory - guidance from a dedicated team for business owners interested in utilizing an ESOP as the vehicle to transfer ownership
  • Business Valuations
CFA’s institutional knowledge of a broad array of industries is extensive due to the firm’s history, deal volume, and the operational experience of its seasoned professionals. The firm has eighteen (18) Industry Practice Groups with deep domain expertise that can be called upon to support specific engagements, which is a rare capability for a firm serving the middle market. CFA has particularly strong advisory experience, both domestic and international, in manufacturing, logistics & distribution, business services, and telecom & information technology. 
An important aspect of the CFA deliverable is personalized service provided by senior advisors who work with their clients throughout their entire engagements. CFA is also independent of any lending, legal, accounting or other affiliations, which allows it to focus on deal-making while providing unbiased guidance to its clients. All CFA’s professionals are both securities licensed and registered; and all transactions are conducted under the aegis of the firm’s wholly-owned registered broker-dealer and FINRA/SIPC member, Corporate Finance Securities, Inc.
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