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Corporate Finance Associates Announces New Director in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Steve RuelleLos Angeles, California – July 17, 2014  – Corporate Finance Associates, a leading middle-market mergers and acquisition firm, is pleased to announce the expansion of Minneapolis office with the addition of Steve Ruelle, who joins as a Director of the firm. Steve, like the other partners in the Minneapolis office, has extensive mergers and acquisitions and operating experience.

Steve’s M&A experience includes conducting an extensive buy-side search in the consumer products industry, providing investment banking services for Virchow Krause Capital, and leading the corporate M&A team for Fiskars. His operating leadership roles include serving as President of Department 56, Chief Executive Officer of Making Memories, Group Vice President of the Outdoor Recreation Group (Gerber Legendary Blades and EnviroShade) at Fiskars, and General Manager of the Portable Products Business Unit (Bucket Boss and Duluth Trading Company) at Fiskars.

“We are thrilled to have Steve join us” said John Hammett, Managing Director and Principal in the Minneapolis office. “His prior experience in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) as well as having led several companies is an ideal fit for our clients.”

Corporate Finance Associates is a major investment banking services firm with over twenty offices in North America, two in India, one in Mexico and partner offices in Europe, Asia and Brazil providing middle-market companies with a wide range of financial advisory services and access to capital resources. 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. More information is available via the internet at www.corporatefinanceassociates.com

For more information, contact:

Kim Levin | Corporate Finance Associates | 949.305.6710