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June 9, 2008

Global M&A Adds Three New Partners; Austrian partner expands coverage to South East Europe

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, United States partner of Global M&A, is pleased to announce the addition of three new partners to Global M&A from Belarus, Central America and Chile. CD Invest Consult, Global M&A Austria, will expand its coverage to include South East Europe with offices in Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Sarajevo.

“The addition of these three firms combined with extended coverage in South East Europe reinforces the commitment to our clients to offer seamless cross border corporate finance solutions on a truly global platform,” said Michael Gibbons, chairman of Global M&A. “Through our 39 partner firms, we now offer unparalleled global sector expertise across 10 industries.”

The new partner firms are:

UNITER, Belarus

Founded in 1993, UNITER Group reorganized and UNITER Investment Company was formed in 2002. UNITER provides its clients with high quality full-service investment banking support covering the M&A process from establishing dialogue between investors and owners of target companies to the practical settlement of share transactions by its own licensed broker and depositary. UNITER’s mission is to facilitate the entry of foreign strategic and financial investors into Belarus and help Belarusian companies raise capital. Among its clients are the largest investors coming to Belarus.

IDC Asesores Financieros, Central America

IDC Group’s three areas of expertise are consulting, real estate and financial advisory. The financial advisory group, IDC Asesores Financieros, is oriented to help local and regional (Central American) companies gain strategic value by positioning themselves with critical mass to become an international target. The group may also advise international companies to acquire/divest operations in the region. The firm is focused to support the person behind the company in the mid market.

Banmerchant, Chile

Banmerchant was established in 1997 as an independent boutique investment bank, focused in M&A, debt restructuring, turnarounds, valuations, capital markets and real estate development. The Investment Banking team’s combined experience exceeds US$4 billion. The capital markets operation manages US$100 million. The real estate development projects account for about US$500 million. The firm offers high level expertise in the industry through a senior team with 25 years per capita experience in corporate financial services.

The new partner additions occurred during Global M&A’s 5th Annual Cross-Border Conference, “A World of Middle Market Opportunities,” held in South Beach, Miami in May.

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. BGL is the U.S. partner in Global M&A, the world’s leading partnership of independent middle market financial advisory firms focusing on cross-border transactions. For more information, please visit

About Global M&A GmbH

Global M&A is an exclusive partnership of many of the world’s most successful independent M&A advisory firms focused on the middle-market. Within Global M&A, 39 partner firms work together on an exclusive basis to deliver seamless advice to clients’ local and cross-border deals in as many countries across Europe, North and South America and the Middle and Far East.