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Press Room - Facts About CFA

Headquarters

Los Angeles, California USA

Year Founded

1956

Who We Are

Founded in 1956, Corporate Finance Associates (CFA) provides clients with financial advisory services and access to capital resources to help business owners successfully sell, buy or finance a business. As an international investment banking firm serving middle-market businesses; we are a respected advisor to private corporate clients, as well as public companies.

CFA is known for superior M & A advisory skills and capital raising expertise that have resulted in the facilitation of thousands of transactions over the last five decades. Our investment banking professionals provide a broad range of services in support of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising, and corporate restructuring. Local service is provided by over 20 offices in United States, three in Canada, three in India, one in Mexico and partner offices in China, Brazil and throughout Europe.

Our Business

We deliver professional M & A and corporate finance advisory services to middle market businesses by continually improving our processes, growing our organization and serving the diverse needs of our clients. We remain focused by serving as our clients' partner and guiding them through every challenge, advocating on their behalf, and leveraging our company's wealth of experience and resources to see them through to a successful close. To ensure that we deliver unbiased guidance we are committed to remaining independent from any direct lending or investment capital affiliates. Selling, buying or financing a company is a complex process that requires thorough preparation, skillful negotiation, and intimate market knowledge. At CFA, our clients work throughout the engagement on a personal basis with a local senior principal, who can provide expert valuation, analysis, and deal-making skills, as well as preferred access to national and international buyers, sellers and financing.

Our investment banking professionals apply their expertise across many industry groups including Business Services, Commercial Real Estate, Energy, Engineering & Construction, Equipment, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Metal Fabrication, Plastics & Rubber, Printing, Recreation & Hospitality, Technology, Media & Telecom, Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain.

Services

 

Ownership Transfers
• Sale of a Business
• Recapitalization
• Partner Buyout

Acquisitions
• Acquisition Searches
• Acquisition Financing
• Consolidation Strategies

Other
• Joint Ventures
• Strategic Alliances

Financing For:
• Growth and Expansion
• Strategic Acquisitions
• Buying Out a Partner
• Funding a Turnaround
• A Recapitalization

Consulting
• Valuations
• Exit Strategy
• Value Enhancement
• Strategic Planning

Offices in United States, Canada and India

Corporate Office
Los Angeles, CA

New England Region
Portland, ME

Mid-Atlantic Region
Washington, DC

Southern Region
Atlanta, GA
Lexington, KY
Memphis, TN
Nashville, TN
Southwest Region
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Midland, TX
San Antonio, TX
Tulsa, OK

Midwest Region
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Minnesota, MN
Omaha, NE
Milwaukee, WI

Rocky Mtn. Region
Denver, CO

Western Region
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA

Canada
Calgary, Alberta
Toronto/Oakville, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

India
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Pune, Maharashtra
Bangalore, Karnataka

Mexico
Mexico City

Partner Offices in Brazil, China and Throughout Europe

Vienna, Austria
Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Paris, France
Prague, Czech Republic
Aalborg, Denmark
Hamburg, Germany
Athens, Greece
Oslo, Norway
Warsaw, Poland
Geneva, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland
Kiev, Ukraine
Newark, United Kingdom
Hong Kong, China
São Paulo, Brazil

Key events in the Growth of CFA

1956 Mike Rothberg launches CFA in Greenville, South Carolina
1966 CFA records first $5 MM transaction
1969 First international partner established in Switzerland
1972 Corporate offices moved to Atlanta, Georgia
1975 CFA grows to 15 offices in 10 states and records first $10 MM transaction
1980 CFA conferences launched to share client needs, facilitate training and best practices
1984 CFA records first $25 MM transaction
1985 Headquarters moved to Denver. Mike Rothberg retires and Jim Sorensen becomes CEO
1988 CFA records first $100 MM transaction
1996 A management buyout of CFA . Morley Zipursky is elected Chairman
2002 Terry Fick is elected Chairman and Morley Zipursky is honored as Chairman Emeritus
2003 Peter Heydenrych is elected Chairman and CEO
2004 CFA expands to 40 locations worldwide
2005 CFA headquarters moved to Los Angeles, California
2006 CFA celebrates 50th anniversary
2007 CFA records first $175 MM transaction
2007 CFA establishes broker dealer Corporate Finance Securities
2009 New offices added in India: Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore
2009 CFA records first over $500 MM transaction
2012 CFA top ten in Thomson Reuters League Tables
2013 New office added in Mexico City

Web Site

  www.corporatefinanceassociates.com

Blog

  www.corporatefinanceassociates.com/blog/

Press Contact

 

Roy Graham
Marketing and Public Relations
Corporate Finance Associates
949.305.6710 x 414
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