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October 30, 2006

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company Opens East Coast Office

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company announced today that Charles (“Chip”) Wahle has joined the firm as a director. Wahle will practice in Boston where he is opening BGL’s newest location.

Wahle has more than 15 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. He has completed a range of financial advisory assignments including leveraged buyouts, divestitures and public equity transactions on behalf of both private equity firms and for public and private company clients. Prior to joining BGL, Wahle held investment banking positions at Barrington Associates in Los Angeles, Harris Williams & Co. in Boston and Tucker Anthony Sutro (now RBC Capital Markets) in Boston as well as corporate finance positions at ABN AMRO in both Boston and Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

“This is a landmark year for BGL,” stated Michael Gibbons, senior managing director and chairman at BGL. “As our clients’ needs continue to grow, our firm will continue to evolve. We believe opening this new office will further enhance our capabilities and accessibility. Chip is a talented, well-qualified individual, and with over 10 years of business experience in Boston, he was a natural choice to establish our east coast location.”

The BGL Chicago office has also moved locations to a larger space, increasing client amenities and room for expansion. BGL plans to grow the Chicago banking staff by 40% in 2007.

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 in Global M&A, the world’s leading partnership of top-tier independent financial advisory firms focusing on mid-market cross-border transactions. 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 31 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