CHICAGO, IL— The Exit Planning Institute is proud to announce that Michael Fekkes, CBI recently earned the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation after completing the Institute’s intensive CEPA program. Fekkes joins an exclusive group of fewer than 300 business advisors worldwide who have received this designation.

About the CEPA Program

The CEPA program was specifically designed for business advisors who work closely with owners of privately held companies. Using an executive MBA style format, the program is designed around a central case study and uses a combination of lectures, group discussions, case studies and individual exercises to introduce participants to concepts and to reinforce skills. To receive the CEPA designation, Michael Fekkes completed a rigorous 5 day program that involved approximately 100 hours of pre-course study, 33 hours of class room instruction, and successful completion of a 3.5 hour proctored examination.

About The Exit Planning Institute

The Exit Planning Institute is the premier provider of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for exit planning professionals. The Institute delivers innovative learning experiences, performance-enhancing resources, and strategic tools designed to advance the exit planning profession.

The Institute is made up of business brokers, accountants, attorneys, financial advisors, investment bankers, valuation advisors, commercial lenders, insurance advisors, and management consultants in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Hong Kong, and Australia. The common thread that unites these different professionals is their commitment to helping clients exit their companies successfully. For more information about ENLIGN or the Exit Planning Institute please visit www.enlign.com or www.exit-planning-institute.org.

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About ENLIGN Business Brokers:

ENLIGN Business Brokers, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. with a regional office in Nashville, T.N., provides seller and buyer services, professional negotiation, and valuation and marketing services to small- and medium-business sellers and buyers in the Southeast and nationally through the ENLIGN Business Brokers Affiliate program and ENLIGN Professional Partners Program (EPPP). ENLIGN provides business owners wishing to sell their businesses with discrete, objective counsel and valuation advice, and an innovative, comprehensive approach to marketing businesses for sale. Complete confidentiality is offered throughout the process. ENLIGN, which is a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source and the American Business Brokers Association (ABBA), requires that its agents and affiliates have owned a successful business of their own, hold an advanced degree and be members of IBBA working towards or having completed the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) accreditation. For more information about buying or selling a business or becoming an ENLIGN affiliate broker, contact Jeff Snell at jsnell@enlign.com or visit the Web site at www.enlign.com.