CEA Consulting, Inc. provides business planning and corporate finance advisory services to companies with revenue under $10 million. The firm also offers transaction support to middle-market investment bankers and private equity investors.
Chevenry (Chevy) Arnold, President and CEO, founded CEA Consulting in April 2006 after spending twelve years in investment banking and management consulting. She has assisted start-up to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries.
CEA Consulting advises entrepreneurs and small companies on their growth strategy to better position them for a capital raise or merger or acquisition (M&A) transaction. Most small businesses recognize the value of hiring a firm to help write a business plan, prepare an investor memorandum or build a financial model. However, many cannot afford larger financial advisory or investment banking firms, nor would they be able to gain their undivided attention. CEA Consulting fills this void by offering high quality deliverables and personalized service for reasonable fees.
CEA Consulting independently contracts with middle market investment banks and private equity firms to assist with transaction execution. These firms often have limited capacity based on the number of people in the firm. The amount of active transactions tends to ebb and flow with changing market conditions, and hiring an additional full-time employee may not be justified. However, no managing director wants to pass on a good capital raising or M&A transaction. If the firm's deal flow exceeds its human capacity, extra resources are needed. CEA Consulting offers a solution by writing investor/offering memorandums, modeling financial projections and preparing presentations on a contractual basis.