Corporate Finance Associates Brad Purifoy Named Investment Banker of the Year
Mr. Purifoy worked with his client for more than five years on an exit strategy, but before they were able to execute a transaction, the business owner became gravely ill. The business owner's wife, although she was not intimately involved in the business, stepped in to handle the details. Brad worked with legal counsel, the owner's spouse, and the buyer to protect his client's legacy during the most trying times.
"People tend to think of businesses as their corporate identity, just products or services. The fact of the matter is, businesses are owned and run by people", said Brad Purifoy, Managing Director of CFA and the lead dealmaker on transaction. "M&A transactions don't just involve dollar signs - they are about serving the needs of people who build great businesses. This transaction served as a good reminder for company owners to not only plan for eventual M&A transactions, but also for contingencies in business and life that could arise." D CEO, partnering with Association for Corporate Growth, honored the professionals whose activities set the standard for M&A transactions on May 6th.