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April 21, 2004

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company Hosts 1st Annual Global M&A Conference

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (“BGL”), a leading middle market investment banking firm, will host the 1st Annual Global M&A Cross-Border Conference, “The Middle Market Goes Global” on May 26-27, 2004 at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, IL. “This will be an unprecedented forum for international networking and relationship building with leading cross-border M&A practitioners,” said Global M&A Chairman, Carlo Montenovesi of Cross Border (Italy).

The Conference will bring together over 300 business owners, investors, and transaction professionals from 23 countries throughout the world. “For owners of middle-market businesses, a global outlook has now become vital to a successful business strategy,” said Scott Lang, Senior Managing Director and Principal at BGL. “The message is clear: think globally, because your competitors are.” Members and the invited guests of Global M&A, the world’s leading consortium of middle market investment banking firms from Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, will discuss the continued globalization of transaction activity for deals with values between $25 million and $250 million.

Jay Jordan, a cross-border transaction pioneer, and the Founder and Managing Principal of The Jordan Company, L.P.-a leading middle market buyout company, will be the keynote speaker. Other participating experts include: Jeffrey Abbott, Director of Corporate Strategy for Brown Forman Corporation (U.S.), George Dorkham, CEO, Ingersoll (Germany), Richard Kohn, Managing Partner of Goldberg Kohn (U.S.), Binoy R V Meghraj, Director, Meghraj Corporate Finance (India), Howard Morgan, Managing Director of Castle Harlan Partners (U.S.), and David Roberts, President and CEO of Adobe Air, Inc. (U.S.).

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About Global M&A

Global M&A is the world’s most active network of investment banking boutiques focusing on middle market transactions with values between $25M and $250M. Each Global M&A member is a leading investment banking firm in its respective country. This network consists of 20 members with offices in 22 countries, including Europe, North & South America, Asia and Australia. Global M&A members have completed 450 transactions with an aggregate deal value approaching $10 billion since 2000. Please visit

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 & acquisitions, debt & equity placements and financial restructurings, and were named 2003 Middle Market Deal Makers of the Year by The Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor. BGL, the sole partner representing the U.S. in Global M&A, was originally selected to join the network because of the firm’s expertise in cross-border transactions and recommendations from its international clients. Please visit us at