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"Founded in December 1973, CEA Group is celebrating its 46th year of doing business. I want to extend my gratitude and sincere thanks to our valuable clients, colleagues and staff who have helped make CEA Group successful over the years. I am most appreciative of your continued support."

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"Founded in December 1973, CEA Group is celebrating its 46th year of doing business. I want to extend my gratitude and sincere thanks to our valuable clients, colleagues and staff who have helped make CEA Group successful over the years. I am most appreciative of your continued support."

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Investment Banking & Advisory Services

since 1973
Experienced

Founded by J. Patrick “Rick” Michaels, Jr. in 1973, CEA has advised on over 900 transactions in approximately 60 countries.

Trusted

Our vision, first-hand experience and relationships can be invaluable when navigating ever-changing market landscapes.

ADVISORY SERVICES

Put CEA’s first hand experience and relationships to work exploring, planning and executing for you.

46 Years
In Business
60+
Countries
900+
Transactions

ABOUT CEA GROUP

Through specialized advisory and investment banking services, CEA continues to serve clients and partners as it has done for more than four decades. As well as a successful alternative asset management transaction history, guiding them through paradigm shifts in industries all over the world.

"Spotting Winning Opportunities" is the hallmark of CEA’s perspective and culture.  No matter the business or economic climate, opportunity demands the right thing in the right place at the right time.

Plan for it…Capitalize on it.

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Message from the founder

I am blessed by the number of friends, clients, and contacts from almost five decades of doing business in more than 60 countries. Many still contact me with opportunities, simply reach out to seek advice, or just call to say hello. I welcome those calls.

Once again, I am grateful to my colleagues for their support, most of whom I have been associated and worked successfully with over many years. I am also very fortunate for the loyalty and dedication of our staff’s significant contributions to CEA’s success story.

“Having long-term relationships, people you believe in, people who believe in us, that’s what counts and how we are able to do work for our clients over and over again, We like to think of ourselves as advisors, not just transaction professionals.”

Testimonials

"My association with CEA and Rick Michaels unquestionably opened the door to everything that I have achieved today. Rick was sophisticated, financial wizard, someone who delegated responsibilities and was the ultimate dealmaker.  He never came back from a meeting feeling that there was no opportunity."

Rakesh Wahi, Chairman CMA Investment Holdings
Co-Founder of CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa, ABN Event

Testimonials

“Rick Michaels and CEA have had an important role in building TCI and Liberty over more than 30 years in the cable business representing either side in transactions that helped build the industry.”

Dr. John Malone, Chairman, Liberty Media Corporation

Testimonials

“Paul Henley is a consummate professional, dedicated to his clients and delivering sound advice and perspective.  CEA Group assisted Green Giant Fresh with a strategic refinancing, which was essential to support the growth of the Company.”

-Mark Dendle, Chief Financial Officer, Growers Express, LLC

Testimonials

“Paul Henley and the CEA team have always made me feel like we are their only client.  The team learned our business quickly and thoughtfully which translated well when pitching our opportunity. I recommend CEA Group highly and enthusiastically.”

Frank S. Holt, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Synergem Technologies

Testimonials

“CEA has provided a consistent stream of ideas for us. They have been able to come up with things so unusual that they always pique my curiosity.”

Herb A. Granath, Chairman Emeritus, ESPN

Testimonials

"I'm now living in retirement, financially secure, and a lot of that is to the credit of CEA Group. Selling your company is a very complex process, I was amazed at the level of detail and professionalism required to do that. The marketing program employed by CEA was very extensive."

Patrick Bienvenu, former owner Equicross, Inc.

Testimonials

"I'm overjoyed to learn CEA's completed 40+ years in business. You've gone a long way from Bible to Cable, traveled to over 120 countries and done business in 60. Your hard work and dedication has paid and generated employment worldwide... you touch the lives of individuals in many different ways and make a difference."

Gerard Viegas, TechnologyPark.com

Testimonials

“CEA is all about long-term relationships. Rick and his colleagues have been partners, advisors and friends for many years.  CEA’s hallmark is finding solutions to difficult problems by “Thinking outside the Box” and then executing.”

Barry Baker, Senior Advisor, Lee Equity Partners

Testimonials

“Dave Moyer and CEA Principal Advisors Group were driving force behind our largest series, raised in parallel with our largest acquisition, all in a very difficult economic environment. We found Dave to be a real partner with our management team and investors, focused on results and an important contributor to our long-term success.”

Eric B. Schultz, former CEO, Sensitech

Testimonials

"My association with CEA and Rick unquestionably opened the door to everything that I have achieved today. Rick was sophisticated, financial wizard, someone who delegated responsibilities and was the ultimate dealmaker.  He never came back from a meeting feeling that there was no opportunity."

Rakesh Wahi, Chairman CMA Investment Holdings
Co-Founder of CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa, ABN Event

“Rick Michaels and CEA have had an important role in building TCI and Liberty over more than 30 years in the cable business representing either side in transactions that helped build the industry.”

Dr. John Malone, Chairman, Liberty Media Corporation

“Paul Henley and the CEA team have always made me feel like we are their only client.  The team learned our business quickly and thoughtfully which translated well when pitching our opportunity. I recommend CEA Group highly and enthusiastically.”

Frank S. Holt, Synergem Technologies
Chairman of the Board & CEO

“CEA has provided a consistent stream of ideas for us. They have been able to come up with things so unusual that they always pique my curiosity.”

Herb A. Granath, Chairman Emeritus, ESPN

"I'm now living in retirement, financially secure, and a lot of that is to the credit of CEA Group. Selling your company is a very complex process, I was amazed at the level of detail and professionalism required to do that. The marketing program employed by CEA was very extensive."

Patrick Bienvenu, former owner Equicross, Inc.

"I'm overjoyed to learn CEA's completed 40+ years in business. You've gone a long way from Bible to Cable, traveled to over 120 countries and done business in 60. Your hard work and dedication has paid and generated employment worldwide... you touch the lives of individuals in many different ways and make a difference."

Gerard Viegas, TechnologyPark.com

“CEA is all about long-term relationships. Rick and his colleagues have been partners, advisors and friends for many years.  CEA’s hallmark is finding solutions to difficult problems by “Thinking outside the Box” and then executing.”

Barry Baker, Senior Advisor, Lee Equity Partners

“Dave Moyer and CEA Principal Advisors Group were driving force behind our largest series, raised in parallel with our largest acquisition, all in a very difficult economic environment. We found Dave to be a real partner with our management team and investors, focused on results and an important contributor to our long-term success.”

Eric B. Schultz, former CEO, Sensitech

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