Corporate Finance Associates Adds New Office in Mid-Atlantic Region – International M&A Executive Gianpiero (JP) Balestrieri Heads-up Washington, DC Office

April 20, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Los Angeles, California - April 20, 2009 - Corporate Finance Associates, (CFA) an international middle-market investment banking services firm providing merger and acquisition, business valuation, capital resources, and financial advisory services, is further expanding its reach in the Mid-Atlantic region with the opening of a new office located at 1150 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

CFA's new Washington, DC office, managed by Gianpiero (JP) Balestrieri, will focus on providing business owners with merger, acquisition, and financial advisory services. Mr. Balestrieri, who has more than 20 years of experience as a principal, executive or advisor in divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, debt, capital markets, project financing and restructurings for national and international companies, is joining the firm as Managing Partner and will manage client relationships in Washington, DC and across the Mid-Atlantic states.

"The new DC office is a sign of CFA's continuing commitment to provide services on a local basis to middle-market companies in all major metropolitan areas." said Peter Heydenrych, Chairman and CEO of the firm. "JP's knowledge of the local market and his transaction expertise together with CFA's international reach are a combination that will greatly benefit business owners in the region."

Prior to joining CFA, Mr. Balestrieri's transaction expertise has been focused on mergers and acquisitions and project finance as an advisor or executive for public and privately held companies, including GE and Bechtel, as well as other firms. Mr. Balestrieri has led and closed transactions in the energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, transport/logistics, government contracts services, telecommunications and digital media industry segments. Mr. Balestrieri also has extensive international experience in managing and closing very complex cross-border multi-party transactions, development, operations and projects in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as cross-border transactions within the United States.

Mr. Balestrieri is a GMP graduate of Harvard Business School as well as an Honors BA in finance/economics (summa cum laude) from the York University/LSE, a J.D. (Dean's Fellow) and MBA (finance curriculum) at the American University/WCL. Mr. Balestrieri is fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Greek.

About Corporate Finance Associates

Corporate Finance Associates is a major investment banking services firm, with over 30 offices across North America providing middle-market companies with a wide range of financial advisory services and access to capital resources in support of buying or selling a business. From project inception to completion a senior principal guides clients through every challenge, advocates on their behalf, and leverages CFA's experience and extensive resources. More information is available via the Internet at

For more information, contact:

Gianpiero (JP) Balestrieri | Corporate Finance Associates | 202.862.4310