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CFA Adds Tech Industry Veteran to Western Region M&A Team

Arun Batavia Joins Corporate Finance Associates as a Principal Dealmaker

San Francisco, CA — June 16, 2009 — Corporate Finance Associates, (CFA) an international middle-market investment banking services firm providing merger and acquisition, business valuation, capital resources, and financial advisory services, announced that Arun Batavia has joined the firm as a Principal dealmaker.

Working from CFA’s San Francisco area office, Mr. Batavia will focus on providing business owners with merger, acquisition, and transaction advisory services. Batavia, who has acquired over two decades of experience as an executive, investor or advisor in divestitures, mergers and acquisitions will leverage his considerable expertise across the technology spectrum to assist business owners meet their M&A objectives.

"The addition of Arun to the CFA team further enhances our ability to provide quality financial advisory services to clients in the technology sector," said Peter Heydenrych, Chairman and CEO of the firm. "Arun's wealth of experience adds to the CFA technology platform to the benefit of all our clients."

"Our technology practice enjoys great momentum with companies looking for a quality M&A firm to help navigate the current trends." said Jeff Johnson, Senior Principal for CFA Northern California. "We appreciate having Arun on our team and look forward to his leadership."

"I am delighted to be associated with CFA" said Batavia. "Early-stage and middle-market technology firms can leverage CFA’s reputation and global reach to accomplish their objectives for capital formation, cross-border technology licensing and other M&A transactions."

Batavia has more than 25 years experience as an executive, investor and dealmaker in software, telecommunications and Web 2.0 industries. As founder and CEO of a telecom software company, he led teams that successfully negotiated large and complex transactions with AT&T, MCI, Citibank, Metromedia Communications, Cable & Wireless, Norwegian Telecom and Marine Midland Bank, to name a few. He served as a Vice President and General Manager of LDDS Metromedia Communications prior to launching a career as a private investor. Batavia serves on the Board of Smartstops and as non-executive Chairman of Barrier Software, Inc. – an online authentication software company.

About Corporate Finance Associates

Corporate Finance Associates is a major investment banking services firm, providing middle-market companies with a wide range of financial advisory services in support of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital sourcing, and corporate restructuring. From project inception to completion a senior principal guides clients through every challenge, advocates on their behalf, and leverages CFA's experience and extensive resources. CFA has over 25 offices in United States, three in Canada, three in India and 11 partner offices in Europe. More information about financing, buying or selling a business is available via the Internet at www.cfaw.com


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Jeff Johnson | Corporate Finance Associates | 925.299.0386


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