3/2009 – Chuck Packard and Alex Moen Present “The Art of Valuation” at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business

NEWPORT BEACH (March 3, 2009) – Chuck Packard and Alex Moen of CB Capital Partners were selected to present “The Art of Valuation” to students of UC Irvine’s Merage School, the Samueli School and the School of Medicine. The presentation was part of The Les Kilpatrick Students to Start-ups Entrepreneurial Skills Training Workshop Series running from March through May of 2009.

Some of the topics covered include the following: Public Company Comparable Analysis, M&A Precedent Analysis, DCF Analysis, Determining a Valuation Range, and Leveraging Operations to Enhance Valuation. Attendance to the event exceeded capacity and was standing room only.

Chuck Packard, Partner, CB Capital Partners
Mr. Packard is a veteran Senior Business Executive with over four decades of experience encompassing multiple industries from professional sports, airlines, internet-based businesses, real estate and financial services. For a quarter century, Mr. Packard was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board for George Argyros and The Argyros Family Interests. His business acumen contributed to the successful due diligence, acquisition, operation and disposition of the Seattle Mariners Baseball Team, AirCal and TicketMaster Northwest. In addition, he was responsible for numerous real estate project acquisitions, development and property management of real estate valued in excess of $1.5 billion.

Mr. Packard developed various Due Diligence Analyses for multiple businesses to determine the proper valuation prior to acquisition; was instrumental in improving the daily operations to increase the valuation for a liquidity event; developed and implemented a disciplined financial approach of Business-Specific Performance Metrics for all operating businesses to maximize annual cash flow and disposition valuation; developed team members to increase management team strength for better operating results; and negotiated Business Joint- Ventures with partners in the Western Hemisphere, Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Packard holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.

Alex Moen, Vice President, CB Capital Partners
Mr. Moen joined CB Capital Partners in 2006. He has approximately ten years of diversified financial experience in investment banking and finance. He has worked on a variety of assignments including mergers & acquisitions, recapitalizations, and private placements of debt and equity securities. He has notable expertise in healthcare, technology and the financial sector.

Prior to CB Capital Partners, Mr. Moen worked at Silicon Valley Bank from 2000 to 2005 working particularly with loan workouts, acquisition finance and venture debt. In his professional career at Silicon Valley Bank, Mr. Moen provided venture debt to emerging technology companies alongside top-tier venture firms, co-managed a $70 million loan portfolio of media acquisition loans (average loan size was $3-5MM) and worked with some of the Bank’s problem loans. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Mr. Moen began his career at the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he was a member of the consulting team that worked on various large projects for Fortune 500 companies throughout the country.

Mr. Moen is a summa cum laude graduate of Babson College with a degree in Accounting. In addition, he holds an MBA with an emphasis in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the USC Marshall School of Business.

About CB Capital Partners
CB Capital Partners is a specialized investment banking firm, which focuses on creating value through customized financial advisory assignments including capital raises, debt placements, strategic and financial partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. The firm was founded in 2001 in order to bring innovative and value-added solutions to our clientele through a conservative and disciplined application of our diverse professional institutional investment banking talents. For more information please contact us at (949) 219-5296 or visit www.CBCapital.com.