Birmingham, Alabama 10 January 2012 – Kirchner Private Capital Group (“KPCG” or the “Company”), a leading North American boutique merchant bank, today announced that over the last quarter it has enhanced its management and merger and acquisition teams with the addition of five industry veterans.

“Over the course of the last twenty-seven years we have built a unique platform for small- and medium-size businesses,” said Bud Kirchner, CEO and Founder of Kirchner Private Capital Group. “Our success has been predicated on our ability to attract best-in-class talent and these five individuals are clear examples of this. Collectively, they bring more than 125 years of experience as operators, investors, and transaction experts and they will enhance our platform for the benefit our clients and partners.”

Cameron Davies and Dr. Patrick McNees have joined KPCG as Managing Partners. Mr. Davies joins KPCG with more than a decade of capital market and financial services experience, where he has acted as a trusted advisor to numerous public and private companies and has been a profiled speaker at events targeting the investment community across North America. Dr. McNees leads KPCG’s Health and Life Science Integrated Focus Area and brings more than 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur, advisor, academic, and inventor. He was the founding CEO and Chief Scientist at Applied Health Science, Inc. and co-founder and President of North Rim Systems and Computer Associates, a software firm.

The Company also added seasoned veterans Jack Callaway and Clete Walker as Managing Directors to the M&A team. Mr. Callaway comes to KPCG with decades of investment banking experience including several years as Vice President at NBC Securities Inc., a subsidiary of First American Bank. Mr. Walker brings deep M&A experience to KPCG having executed more than one hundred transactions in his career.

In addition, Vince Krynski has joined the team as a Managing Director with the Transition Management group. Mr. Krynski joins KPCG from Streetlight Intelligence where, as CEO, he led the turnaround of the publicly listed technology company.

“Despite current market conditions we continue to grow and enhance our team with highly experienced professionals,” said Lew Turnquist, Senior Managing Partner. “We have always believed that people and relationships are at the foundation of building a superior platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises. These additions will not only continue to enhance our reach and reputation but, more importantly, will help our clients achieve their operational and transactional objectives.”

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About Kirchner Private Capital Group
Kirchner Private Capital Group is patterned after the original model for a merchant bank. Our team is comprised of successful business people who now apply their operational, transactional and investment experience to the unique needs of early- and mid-stage companies and their investors. We pride ourselves in both the quality and quantity of the long-term relationships we have built over the last 27 years. www.kirchnergroup.com

For further information:
Lew Turnquist
Senior Managing Partner
Phone: +1 (205) 313-0784
lturnquist@kirchnergroup.com

Cameron Davies
Managing Partner
Phone: +1 (416) 420-2861
cdavies@kirchnergroup.com

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