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Executive Profile

Craig Allsopp

Craig Allsopp

CFA Portland

Craig is a well-traveled business executive and dealmaker whose career has taken him across the country and around the world. His CFA practice is focused on helping middle market business owners in Vermont and New Hampshire raise growth capital, make smart acquisitions or successfully sell the companies they’ve worked so hard to build.

Craig’s independent deal-making experience dates to 2000. His balanced approach to the process has encouraged both owners and investors to rely on him to help negotiate and close private company transactions in sectors ranging from B2B services to manufacturing, logistics, hospitality, energy and professional education. During that time Craig also has worked with private equity groups and family offices to source and evaluate new investment opportunities while also helping business owner clients with exit planning, strategy consulting and Board level guidance.

Craig is a former vice president at Dow Jones and Company where he spent most of his professional career in different management positions and learned the art of deal making by taking charge of the company’s licensing agreements with major banks and financial services companies. He later became president and CEO of Internet Publishing Group where he oversaw the company’s commercial real estate and energy information services and raised substantial debt and equity capital.

Earlier in his career, Craig was an award winning political and business journalist. He maintains an interest in those subjects and continues to write and publish articles about buying and selling companies. He also enjoys speaking to business owners and their advisors about exit planning and M&A and has presented at both industry conferences and other professional forums.

Craig earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Davis & Elkins College, and he holds a Master's degree in Journalism from Penn State University. He and his wife have three grown children, and one delightful grandchild. Craig is avid skier, golfer and cyclist, and during the winter months volunteers as a Safety Ambassador with the Okemo Mountain Ski Patrol. He lives and maintains his office in Quechee, VT.