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As many of you know, the genesis of the acronym “CMF” is soccer’s “Center MidFielder,” or the playmaker position. The business metaphor being that as you strive to score higher returns from your portfolio, include CMF on your team.

The importance of the center midfielder was evident in Germany’s success in the World Cup, with Bastian Schweinsteiger proving to be a pivotal player when everything was on the line in the final against Argentina. From Bleacher Report: “The Germans were the better team overall…with a selection of players putting in excellent performances in the final itself. Top of the entire pile was center midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was near-faultless in his 120 minutes on the pitch, running the game for his side and helping control Argentina’s attackers and provide a supply-line for his own.”

And so, with the mid-month conclusion of the World Cup culminating in the battle between Germany and Argentina, we wanted to congratulate Germany, as well as our three CMF World Cup Pool winners out of a total of 344 entrants:

First Place – Jason Hubbard at KLH Capital
Second Place – Chris Hart at KLH Capital
Third Place – Peter Huff at Blue Sage Capital

While the World Cup has ended, the steady stream of M&A activity continues. With increasingly complex deal dynamics and urgent timelines, make sure you have a strong center midfielder on your team! CMF’s core service offerings include:

Interim CFO
Post-acquisition integration
Process & reporting upgrades
Pre & post-transaction carve-out support
Systems/office transitions
Preparation for exit
Preparation for audit
Financial due diligence
Vendor management
Financial executive search

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