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Executive Profile

James Higgins

James Higgins

CFA Atlanta

Jim Higgins, Managing Director of CFA Atlanta, specializes in designing, financing and executing internal buyout transactions for privately-held companies. Jim has advised over 90 companies on management and ESOP buyouts that provide unique financial, tax, strategic and motivational benefits that are distinct from traditional third-party corporate sales.

Jim has held senior corporate finance and advisory positions for 25 years. His specialty in ESOP and MBO transactions began in 2001. Jim was a co-founder of Pilot Hill Advisors, an ESOP specialty firm, and he served with another ESOP firm, SES Advisors. His prior employers also include Bank of Boston, AT&T, and Merck.