Investment Banking for the Middle Market

David B. Duval
Claiborne Advisors, Inc.

1988 to present - San Diego, California

Investment banking: Focused on growth capital and merger & acquisition needs of middle-market companies in the Southwest.

Calabee’s: Refinance

Millie’s Inc.: Advisory and operational turnaround, sale
SAMBA Holdings, Inc.: Advisory re: hostile tender offer, general corporate strategy
American Rim Supply: Advisory, operational turnaround and financial restructuring
Spectrum Aeronautical: Advisory, growth strategy, financing by GE Honda Aero

Mellace Family Brands: Advisory, financing and growth strategies.

Sandicast: Sale to industry competitor
Trident Products, Inc.: Advisory services, growth financing, financial restructuring
Optimal Integrated Solutions: Advisory services, recapitalization, new senior debt
Electronic Funds Transfer Corporation: Advisory services, recapitalization and sale

Titan Corporation: Sale of non-core asset, Titan Scan, to former managers

CA Botana, Inc.: Advisory services in purchase of 1/3 partner interest

Akakora, Inc.: Sale of company to industry consolidator

Titan Corporation: Sale of non-core asset, Effective Technology Consultants

Primal Lite, Inc.: Sale to complementary lawn and garden company.

Hunter Industries, Inc.: Sale of plumbing division to industry competitor
California Healthcare Management, Inc.: Sale of company to industry consolidator

Mr. Dudley, Inc.: Sale of family-owned company to industry consolidator

Chart House Enterprises, Inc.: Sale of non-core subsidiary

LaserInk: Startup advisory services

Hunter Manufacturing: Acquisition of competitor
Laser Power Corporation: Expansion capital from strategic and financial investors

Troxel Company: Sale of its Troxel West division to a management-led group

Grafalloy, L.P.: Second round management buyout, public company investor



Vice President, Sales, InterActive, Inc.: Multimedia computer peripheral company from early stage to initial public offering


Consultant to McMillin Companies: New venture evaluation, commercial real estate development and internal management consulting


Prior Experience - New York and Colorado

Member and institutional floor broker, New York Stock Exchange; manufacturing turnaround; venture investment research and due diligence; real estate development


Member: Corporate Directors Forum (former Board member), Chairmen’s RoundTable (Sponsor, former Board member), Corporate Finance Council (former Board member and Chairman), Association for Corporate Growth, various for-profit and non-profit boards


Other Interests: Community affairs, competitive rowing, flying


Education: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey






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