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Martin Gans joins Hadley Partners as Advisor
January 2008

Los Angeles, California (January, 2008)   Hadley Partners, a leading investment banking firm serving the needs of middle-market and emerging-growth companies, announced that Martin Gans has joined the firm as an Advisor.  Mr. Gans has enjoyed a highly successful career as an investor, an entrepreneur, a corporate executive and an accountant.  Highlights include: being an early-stage investor and board member of Odwalla, Inc.; co-founding and chairing the board of LSL Biotechnologies, Inc., a leading developer of tomato seeds; serving as chief financial officer of Sun World International, a major farming, packing and marketing company; and being a partner of Touche Ross & Co., predecessor to Deloitte & Touche.  He is based in San Francisco.

“We are very fortunate to have Marty Gans bringing his experience, his relationships and his good name to our firm as an Advisor,” said David Hadley, founder and president of Hadley Partners “Marty and I have known each other for almost 10 years, have invested in ventures together and have served on boards together.  He brings his experience and his integrity to every situation.  My colleagues and I at Hadley Partners – and more importantly, our clients – will benefit greatly from his relationships and his efforts on their behalf.”

“I am pleased to be working with Hadley Partners,” said Gans. “David Hadley and I have known each other for a long time, and I have had a chance to get to know several of his colleagues.  Hadley Partners is doing world-class work for its clients, and I look forward to working with all of the members of the Hadley Partners team.”

About Hadley Partners (www.hadleypartners.com)
Founded in 1999, Hadley Partners provides the highest-quality merger & acquisition advisory, private placement and financial advisory services. We have a world-class team of veteran bankers that bring Wall Street experience to middle-market and emerging growth companies. Our goal is to develop relationships of trust with the leaders of these companies and with investors that pursue investment opportunities in such companies. We provide our services in a fair and flexible manner, and we always put our clients’ interests first. Hadley Partners is a registered broker-dealer, and a member of the Financial Institution Regulatory Authority (formerly the NASD) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. For more information visit, www.hadleypartners.com.

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