Gordon Brothers Group Expands into Latin America through Strategic Appointments to Lead Brazil-Based Operations and Partnership with Planconsult Valuation Practice

BOSTON, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors, announced that it has expanded its global footprint into Latin America with key leadership appointments and has formed a strategic partnership with Planconsult, a leading Brazilian appraisal business.

Under the leadership of Senior Managing Director of Gordon Brothers International, Rafael Klotz, Alfredo Finotti will serve as Executive Director and Marcos Brandt as Commercial Director of the firm's newly established São Paulo-based operations.

The firm's partnership with Planconsult will be led by Ronald and Edgar Salem. Planconsult provides appraisals and business valuations across a broad range of sectors and industries. The partnership will augment Gordon Brothers Group's valuation operations across North America, Europe and Asia and support the Brazil team's disposition and turnaround practices.

"I am thrilled to welcome the addition of Alfredo, Marcos, and the Planconsult group and the enhanced capabilities they bring to our firm," said Kenneth Frieze, Chief Executive Officer, Gordon Brothers Group. "Latin America is an important priority for us. I am confident that their experience will help strengthen our strategic growth in this promising market," he added.

"There is a tremendous opportunity in bringing Gordon Brothers' expertise and offerings to Latin America and I am excited by the firm's commitment to the region," stated Alfredo Finotti, Executive Director. "I look forward to joining such a well-established, international team and contributing to the firm's continued success."

"We are excited to work alongside the Gordon Brothers team and look forward to expanding our capabilities by leveraging their global appraisal and disposition expertise," said Ronald Salem, Executive Director of Planconsult.

Finotti brings close to 35 years of experience in marketing, retail and consumer products, managing the operations of several international brands, including Seagram, LVMH, BRASIF, Salton and Westinghouse. Brandt has over 25 years of experience with consumer products, including imports and distribution into all levels of Brazilian retail.

About Gordon Brothers Group

Founded in 1903, Gordon Brothers Group (www.gordonbrothers.com) is a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors. Gordon Brothers Group maximizes value for both healthy and distressed companies by purchasing or selling all categories of assets, mitigating leases, appraising assets and operating businesses for extended periods. Gordon Brothers Group conducts over $70 billion worth of transactions and appraisals annually. As of November 2014, debt financing is provided by Gordon Brothers Finance Company (www.gbfinco.com).

About Planconsult

With over 40 years in the Brazilian market, Planconsult is the leading appraisal business in the country. Planconsult provides business valuations, asset appraisals, advisory and restructuring services across a range of sectors and industries. Recognized and accepted by legal regulators, tax and major financial institutions and private equity funds, Planconsult works in partnership with national and multinational companies searching for new methodologies and specific solutions to meet market demands.

Gordon Brothers Group

CONTACT: Caroline Scannell, Manager, Marketing Communications, GordonBrothers Group, +1 (617) 422-6252, cscannell@gordonbrothers.com

Web site: http://www.gordonbrothers.com/

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