C.W. Downer & Co. Becomes Founding Member of Fight Hunger Foundation

BOSTON, February 26, 2014 – C.W. Downer & Co., a leading global middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that it has joined as a founding member of Fight Hunger Foundation ( , a new foundation dealing exclusively with acute malnutrition in urban Mumbai and very soon in rural areas of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, India.

According to the Fight Hunger Foundation:

  • - Eight million Indian children under the age of five currently suffer from acute malnutrition
  • - Over half of all child deaths before the age of five are due to malnutrition related causes
  • - One child dies from malnutrition every 30 seconds in the country
  • - The Fight Hunger Foundation’s goal is to aid three million people by 2017 with a specific focus on children and mothers

"We are very pleased to be supporting FHF in India," said Ashley Rountree, Managing Director & Partner with C.W. Downer & Co. "The fight against hunger in India is very real and very important. Our commitment here goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to building a successful Indian business," he concluded.

"While we have seen strong growth in our engagements with leading Indian companies over the last 18 months, we are excited to be partnering with the Fight Hunger Foundation in its effort to bring about real change in India at the grassroots level," said Shirish Nimgaonkar, Managing Director and head of C.W. Downer & Co.'s Mumbai office. "The foundation is perfectly aligned with our company's long term focus on India, including both strategic and social commitments in the region."

Representatives from C.W. Downer & Co. attended the Fight Hunger Foundation inaugural charity dinner gala at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (Mumbai) on January 27, 2014.

France’s former first lady and Fight Hunger Foundation ambassador, Madame Valérie Trierweiler, presented C.W. Downer with a plaque recognizing the firm’s support of the foundation’s goal to create a hunger-free India.

About Fight Hunger Foundation:

Fight Hunger Foundation has the full support of Action Against Hunger (, which was founded in France in 1979. Action Against Hunger is the leading international NGO specializing in malnutrition and is present in over 45 countries with 35 years of experience. Through an exclusive agreement with Action Against Hunger, Fight Hunger Foundation will benefit from their expertise and will implement the best medical techniques to improve treatment to save children’s lives.

About C.W. Downer & Co.

C.W. Downer & Co. is an independent, global investment bank offering middle-market clients a high level of personal attention coupled with 39 years of international execution experience. We provide insight, not just information. We generate value, not just transactions. With nine fully integrated offices on four continents, we consistently identify the most appropriate strategic buyer and uncover “hidden” acquisition targets. C.W. Downer & Co. delivers the reach of a bulge-bracket investment bank with the senior level focus of a boutique. For more information, visit

For Further Information:

Shirish Nimgaonkar, Managing Director
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+1 617 482 6200

Ashley Rountree, Managing Director & Partner
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+33 1 48 00 27 00

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