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Written on: August 27, 2023

NEW MILFORD, Conn. – Cetane Associates announces completing its 100th sell-side transaction in July 2023. This milestone of providing expert financial advisory services to 100 business owners in the retail energy distribution and home services industries is a marker of continuing success.

Principal and Managing Director Barrett Conway states, “From our inception in 2006 to today, Cetane’s founding spirit remains the same: to deliver financial services that create a winning result for business owners. We celebrate this achievement with gratitude for our clients who put their trust in our team.”

Through its ongoing commitment to excellence, Cetane has achieved winning outcomes. As founder and Managing Director Steve Abbate says, “When I started the company it was a leap of faith. I always tried to live by a lesson I was taught by one of my favorite authors, Zig Ziglar, who said that in order to get what you want out of life, you have to help other people get what they want. We have now helped over one hundred owners achieve their transition goals. It’s more than getting the most money for an owner, it’s about getting the best transaction in every aspect, for both the buyer and the seller. That’s what makes a truly successful transaction.”

Transaction #100 (sell-side clients only) follows these recent Cetane accomplishments including:

• Meeting the needs of its growing client base, the company now includes a specialized team of 15 professionals with many years of experience in acquisitions, valuations, financial analysis, legal review, business development, marketing, and administration

• Geographic growth and expansion from the northeast region to nationwide coverage

• Enhanced digital communication, delivering its message through various online channels

Cetane Associates is a leading M&A advisory firm which also makes vital contributions to the delivered fuels and home services industries through membership, leadership, and sponsorship supporting multiple state, regional, and national trade associations. For more information, please visit www.cetane.com.