2013-02-20 00:29:23 - Corporate Finance Associates New England LLC announced today that Samuel W. Adams has joined the firm as a Director.
Corporate Finance Associates (“CFA”) is a leading global investment bank focused on middle market companies. Corporate Finance Associates New England LLC is the regional presence of CFA and serves businesses in Maine and throughout New England. The firm is known for its expertise in helping business owners sell, buy, and finance their companies. Mr. Adams joins the firm from Woodhull Capital Advisors, LLC, a New-York-based fund manager focused on financing small and medium-sized companies. In his role at CFA, Mr. Adams will be responsible for raising capital for the firm’s growing clientele and for mergers and acquisitions transactions, among other duties.
Mr. Adams has more than a decade’s experience raising capital and investing in small and medium-sized businesses. Since 2001 he
has formed and run private funds that invested more than $400 million in middle-market companies. As a founder and manager of Cedar Lane Asset Management from 2006 to 2010, and as a Managing Director of Octagon Asset Management from 2002 to 2006, Mr. Adams oversaw a broad range of debt and equity investments in varied industries in the U.S. and abroad. “I have always been interested in helping companies find the capital they need to grow,” said Mr. Adams, “and I am excited about pursuing that interest with CFA. My colleagues Peter Ventre and Peter Moore have a well-earned reputation for getting deals done for middle-market companies. They combine a sophisticated understanding of finance with practical experience helping business owners solve problems. They understand Wall Street and Main Street.”
“We are delighted to have Sam on board at CFA”, added Pete Ventre and Peter Moore, Managing Directors of CFA, “Sam’s experience as a business owner and investment manager, together with his legal training and deal-making experience, strengthens our team tremendously.”
Mr. Adams began his finance career as a corporate lawyer representing banks and borrowers at Shearman & Sterling and other firms in New York, where he practiced for 12 years. Prior to law school Mr. Adams was a Legislative Assistant to Congressman John R. McKernan, Jr. of Maine, and worked for the National Federation of Independent Business on small businesscredit and other finance issues. Mr. Adams received a J.D. from Washington and Lee University in 1989 and holds a B.A. in History from Kenyon College (1981). He lives with his wife and son in Freeport, Maine.
About Corporate Finance Associates
Corporate Finance Associates is a major investment banking services firm, providing middle-market companies with a wide range of financial advisory services in support of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital sourcing, and corporate restructuring. 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. CFA has over 20 offices in United States, three in Canada, three in India and 15 partner offices throughout Europe, China and Brazil. More information about buying or selling a business is available via the Internet at www.corporatefinanceassociates.com.