Press Room - Facts About CFAW


Los Angeles, California USA

Year Founded


Who We Are

Founded in 1956, Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide (CFAW) provides clients with financial advisory services and access to capital resources to help business owners successfully sell, buy or finance a business. As an international investment banking firm serving middle-market businesses; we are a respected advisor to private corporate clients, as well as public companies.

CFAW is known for superior M & A advisory skills and capital raising expertise that have resulted in the facilitation of thousands of transactions over the last six decades. Our investment banking professionals provide a broad range of services in support of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising, and corporate restructuring. Local service is provided by over 30 offices in United States, India, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Our Business

We deliver professional M & A and corporate finance advisory services to middle market businesses by continually improving our processes, growing our organization and serving the diverse needs of our clients. We remain focused by serving as our clients' partner and guiding them through every challenge, advocating on their behalf, and leveraging our company's wealth of experience and resources to see them through to a successful close. To ensure that we deliver unbiased guidance we are committed to remaining independent from any direct lending or investment capital affiliates. Selling, buying or financing a company is a complex process that requires thorough preparation, skillful negotiation, and intimate market knowledge. At CFAW, our clients work throughout the engagement on a personal basis with a local senior principal, who can provide expert valuation, analysis, and deal-making skills, as well as preferred access to national and international buyers, sellers and financing.

Our investment banking professionals apply their expertise across many industry groups including Agriculture, Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Business Services, Commercial Real Estate, Consumer | Retail, Energy, Engineering & Construction, Equipment, Financial Services, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality | Leisure, Industrials, Metal Fabrication, Plastics & Rubber, Print | Packaging, Technology, Media & Telecom, Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain, Wholesale Distribution.



Ownership Transfers
• Sale of a Business
• Recapitalization
• Partner Buyout

• Acquisition Searches
• Acquisition Financing
• Consolidation Strategies

• Joint Ventures
• Strategic Alliances

Financing For:
• Growth and Expansion
• Strategic Acquisitions
• Buying Out a Partner
• Funding a Turnaround
• A Recapitalization

• Valuations
• Exit Strategy
• Value Enhancement
• Strategic Planning

Offices in United States and India

Corporate Office
Los Angeles, CA

New England Region
Portland, ME

Mid-Atlantic Region
Washington, DC

Southern Region
Atlanta, GA
Lexington, KY
Memphis, TN

Southeast Region
Miami, FL

Southwest Region
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Midland, TX
San Antonio, TX

Midwest Region
Chicago, IL
Columbus, OH
Minnesota, MN
Omaha, NE

Rocky Mtn. Region
Denver, CO

Western Region
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA

Mumbai, Maharashtra
Pune, Maharashtra

Offices in Europe

British Isles
Dublin, Ireland
London, United Kingdom
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Brussels, Belgium

Aalborg, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lugano, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

Key events in the Growth of CFAW

1956 Mike Rothberg launches CFAW in Greenville, South Carolina
1966 CFAW records first $5 MM transaction
1969 First international partner established in Switzerland
1972 Corporate offices moved to Atlanta, Georgia
1975 CFAW grows to 15 offices in 10 states and records first $10 MM transaction
1980 CFAW conferences launched to share client needs, facilitate training and best practices
1984 CFAW records first $25 MM transaction
1985 Headquarters moved to Denver. Mike Rothberg retires and Jim Sorensen becomes CEO
1988 CFA records first $100 MM transaction
1996 A management buyout of CFAW . Morley Zipursky is elected Chairman
2002 Terry Fick is elected Chairman and Morley Zipursky is honored as Chairman Emeritus
2003 Peter Heydenrych is elected Chairman and CEO
2004 CFAW expands to 40 locations worldwide
2005 CFAW headquarters moved to Los Angeles, California
2006 CFAW celebrates 50th anniversary
2007 CFAW records first $175 MM transaction
2007 CFAW establishes broker dealer Corporate Finance Securities
2009 New offices added in India: Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore
2009 CFAW records first over $500 MM transaction
2012 CFAW top ten in Thomson Reuters League Tables
2016 CFAW celebrates 60th anniversary
2018 Jim Zipursky is elected Chairman and CEO
2019 CFAW adds office in Miami, Florida

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Corporate Finance Associates
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