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History

CFI has always been committed to quality and a common strategic vision. CFI executives spend a substantial amount of time proactively strategizing how to best service their clients. This includes investing time and resources to strengthening CFI’s geographical reach, sector expertise, and services offerings. CFI is proud to announce that each founding member is still with the firm, which displays the firm’s camaraderie and perseverance.

A brief summary of CFI’s history:

2006 – CFI founded

Experienced bankers from the United States (PMCF), Germany and Switzerland (Helbling) and the Netherlands (MBCF) form CFI after a long history of working together. These founding investment banks continue to grow the firm by selectively adding new geographies and teams.

2007 – Targeted European expansion

CFI expands into Western Europe with Portugal (Tradinveste) and the United Kingdom (Gambit).

2008 – Further growth in Asia

Country teams were added in India (Aarayaa).

2009 – 2013 Establishing a pan-European base

France (Athema) and Poland (Saski Partners) join in 2011, which increases CFI’s footprint in Central Europe.

2013 – 2015 Bolstering presence in Latin America

CFI expands with country teams in Brazil (TFCF). This extension into South America displays a massive development towards worldwide M&A coverage.

2017 – Expanding into Asia and strengthening the European base

CFI presence in Asia increases after teaming up with Japan (Frontier Management) in the beginning of 2017. Later that year, Hungary and Romania (Saxum) join CFI, providing enhanced access to Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe.

2018 – Integration in one global brand

Northern Europe presence strengthens with the inclusion of Sweden (Censor AB). Several CFI firms integrate the global CFI brand as their primary brand.

2019 – Increased cross border collaboration

CFI expands collaboration with international sector teams.