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Tom Donahue Joins CHILDS to Lead Technology Practice & Open Boston Office

Atlanta, GA, January 16, 2013 – CHILDS Advisory Partners is pleased to announce that Tom Donahue has joined the firm as a Managing Director to advise growth-focused software and services companies and lead the Boston office. Since 1998, Tom has worked on transactions totaling more than $2.0 billion in enterprise value.

Prior to CHILDS, Tom co-founded Bulger Capital Partners. While there, he helped to raise and invest a growth equity fund, in addition to advising clients including Ansys, Rocket Software and TSD.

Previously, Tom was at Needham & Company for nine years where he performed public and private equity offerings as well as M&A transactions for his clients. He also established the software and services group at Needham and was Co-Head of the East Coast team. Tom advised clients including Aspen Technology, Bottomline Technologies, Kronos and PTC on a wide range of transactions.

Jim Childs, Managing Director, commented "We got very lucky to have Tom join our team. Tom's leadership will help us continue to expand our IT/professional services practice as well as add to our efforts in software and technology-enabled services. With the opening of Boston, plus our existing offices in California and Atlanta, we have improved geographic coverage to complement our sector focus."

Tom can be reached at or 617-290-5433.



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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