Sale of Electronics Firm to ESOP Holding Company facilitated by CFA – Corporate Finance Associates Assists in Sale of Spectral Response, Inc.

September 21, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Los Angeles, California-September 21, 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, announced it initiated and assisted Spectral Response, Inc. in the sale of the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) company to Alliance Holdings, LLC.

Started in 1987 by Chris P. Lewis, Spectral Response grew steadily under his direction to take a place in the top 100 contract manufactures in the world. The Duluth, Georgia based firm specializes in the manufacture of highly complex electronic assemblies for OEMs in several end markets, including satellite communication, logistics and medical equipment.

CFA received strong interest in the 67% ESOP owned Spectral Response, Inc. by advocating on behalf of the firm with a select group of high quality buyers. When asked about the transaction, Brandt Ross, Managing Director of CFA's Atlanta Office said, "It has been a pleasure to be working with Spectral Response and Alliance Holdings, and it is particularly satisfying to help our clients find solutions in light of the current economic climate."

Spectral Response Inc. was acquired by Alliance Holdings a 100% employee-owned holding company that invests in market-leading manufacturers of industrial, commercial and construction products. Founded in 1994, Alliance has grown to become one of the largest ESOP holding companies in the country.

"While many companies may be hesitant about entering the current M&A market," said Corporate Finance Associates CEO, Peter Heydenrych, "this transaction attests to fact that quality businesses can successfully execute their M&A strategies with access to the right resources and the commitment of all parties involved."

Transaction Information

On August 12, 2009, Alliance Holdings, LLC acquired Spectral Response Inc. in a private transaction. The terms were not disclosed. Brandt Ross of Corporate Finance Associates of Atlanta provided assistance to Spectral Response Inc.

About Corporate Finance Associates

Corporate Finance Associates is a major investment banking services firm, providing middle-market companies with a wide range of financial advisory services in support of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital sourcing, and corporate restructuring. 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. CFA has over 25 offices in United States, three in Canada, three in India and 12 partner offices throughout Europe. More information about buying or selling a business is available via the Internet at

For more information, contact:
Brandt Ross | Corporate Finance Associates | 404.680.1969