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Written on: October 23, 2023

NEW MILFORD, Conn. – Cetane Associates is pleased to announce that Griffin Sharp has joined its financial advisory firm as Director, effective October 16, 2023. Griffin has more than 13 years of experience in valuation, contract analysis, negotiation, and acquisitions. During his career, he has held senior-level positions in business development and transactions across multiple industries.

Prior to joining Cetane Associates, Griffin served as Director of Corporate Development at Dead River Company, where he was a leader in the sourcing, valuation, closing, and integration of acquisitions. During his time at the company, Dead River closed 17 transactions, significantly expanding the company’s scale and territorial footprint. He also previously served as Director of Strategic Growth at Zomedica Corp., where he led the negotiation and closing of multiple deals in the animal health sector. Griffin has been active in fuel industry trade associations and has been invited to speak to industry leaders and law students on the subject of acquisitions.

Griffin holds BA degrees in Economics and International Relations from Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in Financial Economics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He and his wife Stephanie reside in South Portland, Maine, where he enjoys disc golf, bowling, and volunteering with the local Red Cross chapter.

Barrett Conway, Managing Director and Principal of Cetane commented “We are excited to have Griffin join our team. His deep experience in working with owners from initial contact through post-closing integration will add to Cetane’s strength in helping sellers through the transaction process. Strategically, Griffin’s wealth of experience in the M&A arena will enhance our value to clients across the country.”

About Cetane Associates

Cetane is a leading provider of financial advisory services to business owners in the home services industries. Clients engage Cetane to advise on sales, spin-offs, and acquisitions, as well as perform valuation and ad hoc corporate finance assignments. For more information, please visit www.Cetane.com.