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Griffin Sharp Joins Cetane Associates

NEW MILFORD, Conn. – October 16, 2023 – Cetane Associates is pleased to announce that Griffin Sharp has joined its financial advisory firm as Director, effective October 16, 2023. Griffin has more than 13 years of experience in valuation, contract analysis, negotiation, and acquisitions. During his career, he has held senior-level positions in business development and transactions across multiple industries.

Prior to joining Cetane Associates, Griffin served as Director of Corporate Development at Dead River Company, where he was a leader in the sourcing, valuation, closing, and integration of acquisitions. During his time at the company, Dead River closed 17 transactions, significantly expanding the company’s scale and territorial footprint. He also previously served as Director of Strategic Growth at Zomedica Corp., where he led the negotiation and closing of multiple deals in the animal health sector. Griffin has been active in fuel industry trade associations and has been invited to speak to industry leaders and law students on the subject of acquisitions.

Griffin holds BA degrees in Economics and International Relations from Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in Financial Economics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He and his wife Stephanie reside in South Portland, Maine, where he enjoys disc golf, bowling, and volunteering with the local Red Cross chapter.

Barrett Conway, Managing Director and Principal of Cetane commented “We are excited to have Griffin join our team. His deep experience in working with owners from initial contact through post-closing integration will add to Cetane’s strength in helping sellers through the transaction process. Strategically, Griffin’s wealth of experience in the M&A arena will enhance our value to clients across the country.”

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We were very pleased to have such a knowledgeable and experienced company in our corner with the team at Cetane. It was obvious that they knew the best process and how to get the ball over the goal line. Their advice throughout the process was greatly appreciated and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

— Steve Lombardi, Brodeur’s Oil, Moosup, CT