James Oborne joins KPCG as Managing Director

Birmingham, Alabama and Toronto, Ontario 2 October 2012 – Kirchner Private Capital Group (“KPCG” or the “Company”) today announced the addition of James Oborne as Managing Director in the Toronto office effective immediately.

“We are very pleased to add James to our team of senior M&A professionals,” said Mr. W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, CEO and founder of KPCG. “With direct experience in managing significant transactions in the cleantech, industrial and technology sectors, James brings the process expertise and strong relationships for which KPCG is known. We believe his addition further enhances our platform and solidifies our position as leaders in private capital M&A. Collectively, our team has now executed more than five hundred transactions providing unparalleled experience for our clients.”

Mr. Oborne joins KPCG with more than fifteen years of capital market experience with several leading investment banks where he was responsible for deal execution and deal generation for both M&A and financing transactions. With KPCG he will continue to work with talented entrepreneurs as well as Canadian and US venture capital and private equity funds. James holds an MBA from The University of Western Ontario, a Law Degree from the University of Manitoba and is a member of the Law Society of Manitoba.

“I am looking forward to working with the accomplished and experienced group of operators, investors, and transaction specialists that have been assembled at KPCG,” said James Oborne. “We expect to build upon KPCG’s success in Canada to offer clients unmatched service in maximizing their value in the marketplace and I look forward to contributing to our firm’s continued growth.”

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
(205) 313-0784

Cameron Davies
Managing Partner
(416) 420-2861

James Oborne
Managing Director
+1 416.768.7600