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Corporate Finance Associates Chicago Represents WJ Weiser and Associates In Its Acquisition by Naylor Association Solutions

Global Investment Banking Firm Advises on Sale of Leading Association Management Company (AMC)

WJ Weiser TombstoneLos Angeles, CA – August 25, 2015 – Corporate Finance Associates Chicago (“CFA”), a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses is pleased to announce it was the exclusive advisor to WJ Weiser and Associates in its acquisition by Naylor Association Solutions, a portfolio company of RLJ Equity Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Based in Schaumburg, Ill., WJ Weiser is a leading provider of association management company (AMC) solutions to medical and health sciences related organizations worldwide. Services include everything from full outsourced management of associations to specific services such as accounting and financial management, branch and chapter management, marketing and public relations, education and professional development, and information and technology services.

The Chicago office of CFA acted as the sole M&A advisor to WJ Weiser. The transaction was completed August 3, 2015. The deal was led by Anthony Contaldo, Director of CFA.

Naylor Association Solutions, headquartered in Gainesville, Fla., is a provider of integrated communications, event management, online learning, career services, association management software (AMS) and advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales to more than 1,800 associations in the U.S. and Canada. Naylor is owned by RLJ Equity Partners, a Bethesda, Md. based private equity firm.

“We are proud to be joining a company with such depth and experience in the association marketplace,” said Wendy Weiser, president and CEO, WJ Weiser and Associates. “I’m really excited to introduce the Naylor suite of products and services to our customers, and impressed with the Naylor and RLJ vision for growing the business,” stated Weiser.

“The primary goal of our process was to find a partner for WJ Weiser that would allow the company to stay on its current growth trajectory,” said Anthony Contaldo, lead advisor for CFA. “Naylor’s team, resources, and industry experience made them a perfect partner to help take the company to the next level.”

About Corporate Finance Associates

Founded in 1956, Corporate Finance Associates is one of the largest and most experienced middle-market M&A advisory and investment banking firms in the nation. CFA has offices across the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, and partner offices in Brazil, China and throughout Europe. For more information on its global operations please visit www.cfaw.com. Securities offered through Corporate Finance Securities, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC.

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