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Technology & Professional Services Team Continues to Grow with Addition of Robert Koven and Two Managing Director Promotions

Atlanta, GA April 29, 2014 – CHILDS Advisory Partners is pleased to announce that Robert Koven has joined the firm as a Vice President to advise growth-focused software and services companies. Over the last decade, Robert has worked on transactions totaling more than $25 billion in enterprise value.

Prior to CHILDS, Robert co-founded Leonis Partners, a growth equity fund focused on Technology Enabled Services and Software-as-a-Service investments. While there, Robert helped raise and invest growth capital on behalf of institutional investors, family offices, and high net-worth individuals.

Previously, Robert was with RBC Capital Market’s Aerospace & Defense Team in New York where he advised on mergers & acquisitions and credit and equity capital raises. Before RBC, Robert worked for Lazard Frères where he advised on corporate restructuring and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to returning to business school, Robert held Investment Banking positions at Lehman Brothers and JPMorgan Chase and worked for Roark Capital, an Atlanta-based $3 billion private equity fund.

Tom Donahue, Managing Director of the IT Services and Software team, commented “Adding an experienced professional like Bob is a huge boost to our team as we grow the practice. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled client service and Bob’s experience and personality will serve our clients well.”

With regard to the promotions of Don Holbrook and Jimmy Secretarski, Jim Childs, commented, “Don and Jimmy both joined the firm in 2009 as very experienced deal guys. After almost five years together, they have more than earned their title. I’m proud of both guys and have appreciated their contribution to our firm’s success.”


About CHILDS Advisory Partners

CHILDS Advisory Partners provides exceptional investment banking services to high‐performing business services and technology companies. Our unique combination of global sector focus, process excellence and strength of team allow us to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. Collectively, our senior bankers have executed over 450 M&A and financing transactions. CHILDS is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is a registered broker‐dealer.

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—Jim Childs, Founder
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