What We Do

Corporate Finance Associates (CFA) is one of North America's oldest and most prominent investment banking firms serving middle-market companies, recording thousands of successful transactions in 60 plus years of service. Founded in 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina, CFA has grown to over 20 offices in the United States and India and affiliated partner offices in Asia,  throughout Europe, and South Africa. Today, CFA has over fifty professionals to serve you.

An important ingredient in the success of CFA is our offering personalized service to complete complex transactions. This is evident in our organizational structure: it is purposefully flat. Principals, supported by local teams, and industry practice groups, work directly with clients to provide expert guidance from project inception to completion. There is no "hand-off" to a junior team; you can count on the advice of a CFA senior professional throughout your engagement.

Having no direct lending sources or investment capital affiliates, CFA provides unbiased guidance and an extensive range of services for middle-market companies planning to sell a company, buy a company or in need of capital resources. We represent only one side, your side. Imagine the advantage of tapping into the expert skills of a CFA Principal who knows and understands both sides of a deal.

Selling middle-market sized companies is always a challenge. The owner wishes to keep complete confidentiality while reaching the broadest spectrum of qualified buyers. With a history exceeding six decades, CFA has refined its processes to protect the confidentiality of the seller yet reach out to a huge "rolodex" of interested buyers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. We tame the inherent complexity that is the nature of mergers, acquisitions and securing capital resources.

In today's complex and evolving financial markets, we remove the burden of exploring specialized transactions. You and your senior management will focus valuable time on growing your company with a CFA expert on your team. Don't enter a complex financial transaction without the best representation. Contact your local CFA Principal and start the process now.