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Rodney Clark Joins Maher Advisors to Partner with Sean Maher in Wine Industry M&A

Posted on September 19, 2013

Maher Advisors, the global wine industry's premier M&A advisory firm based in the Napa Valley, is pleased to announce that 23-year investment banking veteran Rodney Clark is joining Sean Maher as a Principal and Shareholder of Maher Advisors.

"I'm excited about Rodney joining me to help drive our firm to new levels," notes Sean Maher, founding Principal of Maher Advisors. "He and I have collaborated over the past five years on a number of wine-related transactions, and I know that his knowledge, experience, relationships, and insights will offer tremendous value to our clients."

"Maher Advisors is the ideal platform from which to service the wine industry," says Rodney Clark. "We offer deep domain expertise built over decades of working in the broader wine industry, and we couple that with what we believe is really unparalleled transaction expertise—a compelling combination."

Prior to joining Maher Advisors, Mr. Clark was Managing Director and Head of Consumer & Retail investment banking at Canaccord Genuity. That role was preceded by similar positions in consumer investment banking at The Presidio Group, Piper Jaffray, Lehman Brothers, Thomas Weisel Partners and Montgomery Securities. Mr. Clark specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory work, public offerings, and private placements, and has completed over $64 billion in aggregate transaction volume during his more than 23 years in the industry. He holds an MBA (with honors distinction) from Columbia Business School, a BA from the University of Washington, and has completed the Wine Executive Program at UC Davis.

About Maher Advisors

Founded in 1995, Maher Advisors is the premier wine industry merger and acquisition advisory and consulting firm based in the Napa Valley, with over $65 billion in completed transaction volume. Maher Advisors offers transaction expertise in strategy, analysis, valuation, structuring and negotiation, drawing upon broad experience and knowledge across all sectors of the wine industry. The Company focuses on the issues most important wine industry participants, including winery and vineyard mergers and acquisitions; exit strategies and divestitures; winery, brand, and vineyard valuations; capital structure optimization; shareholder and generational transitions or issues; and general management consulting and project management.

For more information, please visit or contact the following:

Sean P. Maher

Rodney J. Clark

Region: North America

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