CMF Associates Recognized Nationally for Post-Transaction Excellence at The 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

PHILADELPHIA, November 14, 2016 — CMF Associates, private equity’s preferred operating partner for finance and financial leadership, today announced that its post-transaction FORWARD™ Program won the Financial and Professional Services Award at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala.

CMF was initially selected as a finalist in three categories from a wide range of nominees in the first stage of evaluation, and an independent panel of judges chose the FORWARD™ Program as the best Financial and Professional Services offering in M&A for 2016. Award winners were announced on November 9 at an awards ceremony held at the New York Athletic Club.

CMF’s FORWARD™ program is a 100-day financial transition interim CFO offering purposefully designed for funds investing in family-run businesses or carve outs. Specific modules in CMF’s 100+ page playbook include intellectual property and delivery capability:

  • Finance department management
  • Operational enhancements for increased cash flow
  • Reporting upgrades
  • Working capital true up
  • Acquisition accounting and auditing management
  • Rendition of future IT
  • Departmental transition to full time CFO

CMF has worked with more 115 PE funds and over 500 companies across North America and brings detailed knowledge of the work required and the personal and emotional matters that are particularly relevant in M&A. Specifically, with FORWARD™ projects, CMF anticipates issues, trains and mentors the existing team and uses modules from its intellectual property library to get it all done in 100 days.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by our peers for our focus helping PE funds and strategic acquirers professionalize and achieve enhanced visibility within 100 days, post transaction,” said Thomas Bonney, founder and managing director of CMF. “This selection further validates CMF’s value in situations of transaction and transition and our knowledge of and commitment to the private equity industry.”

About CMF Associates

CMF Associates, LLC, private equity’s preferred operating partner for finance and financial leadership, delivers transaction- and transition-focused financial, operational, and human capital solutions to private equity backed portfolio companies. Headquartered in Philadelphia and with offices in Chicago, New York, and Vancouver, CMF’s offering includes interim CFO, COO, and controllership services; M&A advisory including pre-transaction due diligence, carve out services and post- transaction integration; full-time executive search; and deal sourcing.

Sharon Alexander

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