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Corporate Finance Associates Announces New Principal in Columbus, Ohio

Robert St.GermainColumbus, OH – July 21, 2011 – Corporate Finance Associates is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) St. Germain has become a Principal in its Columbus, Ohio office. Bob, together with Founder and Principal Chuck Washbush, provides investment banking services to Midwestern based middle-market businesses from the Columbus office.

“Bob has over fifteen years of professional M&A experience and brings the detail orientation, knowledge, and energy required from an investment banker” stated Chuck Washbush. “Bob is also a Certified Business Intermediary and holds his Series 24, Series 7, Series 79, and Series 63 securities licenses.

Mr. St. Germain began his career in the U.S Army. Commissioned upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as an Infantry officer before transferring to Special Forces, he served as a paratrooper in command and staff positions within the 82nd Airborne Division, VII Corps, and 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in both the U.S. and Europe.

After earning his MBA from Harvard University, Bob entered the corporate sector and, over a two decades plus career, developed a broad business background via roles in Finance, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and Strategic Planning at Polaroid, Grumman, Northrop Grumman, Holophane, and NSI, Inc. During his career, Bob has been responsible for business development in Europe, Latin America, and Japan.

“My time spent with CFA,” stated Mr. St. Germain, “has convinced me that our investment banking model and clear competitive edge are ideal from a client’s perspective.” He explained, “CFA has a successful fifty-five year legacy, is independent, and therefore free from the potential conflicts that can arise out of affiliations with legal, accounting, financial planning, or lending firms. It has offices worldwide and with its own broker-dealer, brings to the middle-market space capabilities that normally reside further up-stream in our industry. Along with its worldwide reach, CFA offers industry specialization, and access to cross-border capital flows. CFA is a firm I’m proud to be part of”.

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 20 offices in United States, three in Canada, three in India and 14 partner offices throughout Europe and Latin America. More information about financing, buying or selling a business is available via the Internet at

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Kim Levin | Corporate Finance Associates | 949.305.6710