13Oct 2015

Cronus Partners LLC (Cronus), an investment banking firm providing financial advisory and investment banking services to middle-market companies, is pleased to announce the expansion of its presence in the environmental sector with the hiring of Kenneth Leung and Paul Nowak, as Managing Directors specializing in solid and hazardous waste and other environmental services. They will be joining John Quirk, Partner, and Charles Carson, Senior Advisor, as part of the Cronus Environmental Services Group.

“We are thrilled to welcome these talented professionals to the Cronus family. Ken and Paul are proven leaders and bring a wealth of talent and experience to our already strong coverage of the environmental sector. This expansion is a reflection of our success in the sector and will increase the scope and reach of our services, enabling us to better serve our clients and solidifying our position as one of the leading financial advisors to the environmental sector,” commented Jeffrey Rubin, Managing Partner of Cronus.

Ken Leung has had a long career providing advisory and financial services to private and public companies in solid waste, hazardous waste, recycling, nuclear, engineering and consulting, and air and water pollution. Mr. Leung was named an “All-Star Analyst” by Institutional Investor for 21 years, and as Chief Investment Officer for Environmental Opportunities Fund I and II, represented $113 million of private-equity funds. In addition to having served as editor of both Environmental Review and Pollution Control Monthly, he has written extensively for various environmental publications and been a frequent speaker at environmental and financial conferences. Before joining Cronus, Mr. Leung was a Managing Director and the Head of Environmental Services at Wunderlich Securities and Madison Williams, and prior to 1994, he was a Managing Director at Smith Barney, focusing on environmental investment research. Mr. Leung has an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Fordham College.

Paul Nowak specializes in providing financial advisory and capital raising services to clients in the environmental services industry. He has enjoyed a 20-year career advising public and private middle market companies and entrepreneurs. Mr. Nowak was previously a senior member of the investment banking departments of Wunderlich Securities, Madison Williams and Company, Sanders Morris Harris, and Crest Advisors LLC, and a member of Smith Barney’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Advisory Groups.  He has worked on a variety of mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions in multiple industries, including insurance, communications, energy, industrial services, healthcare, retail, and security services.  Mr. Nowak has a B.S. from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

Please contact a member of the Environmental Services Group to discuss your business needs:

Charlie Carson ccarson@cronuspartners.com 917.833.8881

Ken Leung kleung@cronuspartners.com 212.658.0396

Paul Nowak pnowak@cronuspartners.com 212.658.0314

John Quirk jquirk@cronuspartners.com or 212.658.0327

About Cronus Partners

Advising on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, sales, and private placement financings, Cronus Partners is an independent investment banking firm that provides financial advisory and other investment banking services. Winner of the New York Association for Corporate Growth’s Boutique Investment Bank of the Year Award, the firm has significant experience in advising both publicly and private companies that can benefit from middle-market transactions. For further information, please contact:

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