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C.W. Downer & Co. Announces Mid Year Promotions

Christopher DiPietro, Peter Harris, Stefan Meier promoted to Associate

BOSTON, July 24, 2013 – C.W. Downer & Co., a leading global middle-market investment bank, has announced the promotions of Christopher DiPietro (Boston), Peter Harris (Boston), and Stefan Meier (Frankfurt) to Associate. As Associates, their responsibilities will cover a broad range of acquisition and divestiture activities. Their promotions were effective July 1, 2013.

“We are pleased to promote these three professionals to Associate,” said Arthur Gottlieb, Managing Director and Partner with C.W. Downer. “Each has demonstrated the maturity, dedication and technical skills required to advance at our firm. My Partners and I are very happy to recognize their hard work.”

Christopher DiPietro worked in the valuation advisory services group at Duff and Phelps before joining C.W. Downer in late 2010. He has made key contributions as a transaction team member for several C.W. Downer clients, including Novozymes, Dorma, Triarco and G&T Conveyor. Mr. DiPietro received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley University.

Stefan Meier joined C.W. Downer’s Frankfurt office in late 2010 after spending two years with the transaction advisory services practice of Ernst & Young. He also gained investment banking experience through two internships with Dresdner Kleinwort. Mr. Meier has contributed to transactions for a number of clients including Flexlink, Corporate Executive Board, GKN, and Norse Cutting & Abandonment. Mr. Meier has a Diplom-Betriebswirt in business from the European School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany and Bachelor of Arts with honors in European business from the Dublin City University, Ireland. In addition to his native German, he is fluent in English

Peter Harris first joined C.W. Downer in February 2010. He took a one-year break to work as a Manager of Corporate Development for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company ("HMH") before rejoining the firm in early 2012. At HMH he conducted an acquisition program and helped develop the company's emerging markets strategy. Earlier in his career, Mr. Harris worked for Investor Group Services, a transaction due diligence and strategy consulting firm that specializes in commercial due diligence for large corporations and private equity firms. Mr. Harris has made significant contributions to a number of client engagements including Dunkermotoren, KK Precision, Lydall Affininty, and Kelatron. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College.

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 38 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 http://www.cwdowner.com.

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