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Matrix Celebrates 30 Years, Announces Promotion & Industry Group Expansion

RICHMOND, VA – February 26, 2018 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent middle-market investment bank, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. In addition, Matrix is pleased to announce the promotion of Christian Klawunder, and welcome Kevin Moyer and John Mickelinc to the firm’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group.

Matrix first opened its doors in 1988, and what began as a small financial advisory group focused on helping business owners raise capital, has become one of the leading M&A advisory firms in the country. The company is headquartered in Richmond, VA, with additional offices in Baltimore, Chicago and Dallas.

Since its founding, Matrix has advised on more than 300 engagements. This track record of success is reflected in the great work they do for their clients, and the valued relationships Matrix has established and maintained over the years. “The Matrix Principle”, which embodies the firm’s core values of integrity, hard work and professionalism, is as important today as it was thirty years ago, and remains the foundation for each client engagement.

Thomas Kelso, President of Matrix, said, “It has been a privilege to advise so many highly successful business owners on, what is often, the largest and most important financial transaction of their lives; representing a lifetime of work or the work of multiple generations. Thank you to our clients for putting their trust in Matrix over the past thirty years. We continue to grow our firm and are excited about the future and the many opportunities that lie ahead.”

Matrix is also pleased to announce the following promotion and team additions:

Christian P. Klawunder has been promoted to Senior Associate. He has been a highly valued member of Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group since joining the firm in 2014. Over the course of his career at Matrix he has helped advise on a number of successful transactions, including Honey Farms, Inc., Bradley Petroleum, Inc., Campbell Oil Company, District Petroleum Products, Inc. and Pester Marketing Company. He received a B.B.A with a concentration in both accounting and finance, summa cum laude from Loyola University Maryland.

Kevin J. Moyer and John T. Mickelinc have joined Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group as Analysts. Mr. Moyer was previously a Financial Analyst with Morgan Stanley and received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Towson University. Mr. Mickelinc received his B.S. in both finance and marketing, and graduated summa cum laude from Le Moyne College. He was an Associate with MuniCap, Inc. prior to joining Matrix.

Mr. Kelso added, “Congratulations to Christian on his well-deserved promotion. He has worked hard over the years and his efforts have helped us achieve exceptional value for our clients. We also welcome Kevin and John and look forward to their contributions to the firm.”