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February 8, 2007

BGL Adds New Associate to Investment Banking Group

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, a leading national middle market investment bank, announced today the addition of Aaron A. Witalec as an associate to the firm.

Witalec joins BGL’s Cleveland office from PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was a manager in the Transaction Services and Corporate Finance group in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China.

Witalec has several years of experience in public accounting and previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Services group in Detroit before his tenure in China, primarily working on buy-side due diligence projects. He has played key roles in leading engagements for both private equity and strategic buyers, including multiple cross-border deals. Witalec has also contributed insights and analysis on the global automotive industry on a quarterly basis to Automotive News through PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Automotive Shareholder Value analysis.

Prior to his experience in mergers and acquisitions, Witalec was employed for a Japanese automotive supplier in the Detroit area providing value-added activities in the engineering design and manufacturing process.

In addition to his global experience, Witalec has worked closely with the Guangzhou Municipal Board for International Investment (Invest Guangzhou), a professional institution engaged in promoting international investment in Guangzhou set up by the Guangzhou Municipal Government.

“Aaron will be a valuable addition to this firm. He is a talented individual with superior academic and engineering credentials. These skills combined with his extensive automotive experience will strengthen BGL’s global automotive practice,” said Michael E. Gibbons, senior managing director and principal at BGL.

About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving middle market companies and their owners throughout the U.S. and internationally. BGL’s professionals are experts in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity placements, and financial restructurings. BGL is the U.S. partner firm in Global M&A, one of the world’s leading partnerships of top-tier, mid-market, cross-border investment banks. For more information, please visit

About Global M&A

Global M&A is the world’s leading partnership of top-tier independent financial advisory firms focusing on mid-market cross-border transactions with values between $25 and $500 million. The Global M&A partnership consists of 32 members in financial centers spanning the globe. Members have completed more than 700 transactions with an aggregate deal value exceeding $20 billion since 2000. Global M&A was named 2005 Investment Bank of the Year by The M&A Advisor, a leading publication dedicated to middle market merger and acquisition activity. For more information, please visit