Abraxas Adds Seasoned Executives to Team

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Arthur B. Dana and James R. Williams bring experience across diverse industries to support firm’s continued success

Abraxas Business Services, specialists in business brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, and exit strategy and succession planning, is pleased to announce that Arthur B. (Art) Dana and James R. (Jim) Williams have joined the firm as Principals. Both have held executive positions in their respective fields and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to Abraxas.

Prior to joining Abraxas, for more than fifteen years Dana was a founding partner in TJS Deemer Dana LLP, a public-accounting firm headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), his work at TJS Deemer Dana focused on domestic and international tax, business valuation, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Dana founded a significant practice serving for-profit and not-for-profit colleges and universities while at the firm.

Previously, he was a partner with Price Waterhouse where he worked with clients in oil and gas, banking, manufacturing, and post-Soviet-era privatization.

Williams has an extensive background in finance and entrepreneurship. He entered the banking profession after graduating cum laude from Georgia Institute of Technology and enjoyed a distinguished career that spanned four decades.

Having served as Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association and president and CEO of a community bank holding company, Williams has unique insight across a broad array of industries and businesses. Williams is a small-business owner himself, with interests in precision manufacturing and home health care. In addition, he has held leadership positions on a variety of Boards of Directors of business, civic, educational, charitable, religious, and economic-development entities where he has helped guide strategic and operational direction.

“We are excited to have professionals of the caliber of Art and Jim join our team of Abraxas Advisors,” said C. David Chambless, president of Abraxas. “In their respective roles, they have served clients across many industries, successfully addressing many complicated business challenges. They understand the needs and motivations of the small- to mid-sized business owners. We look forward to their critical advice as Abraxas guides clients to the Closing Table – where transactions are closed and goals are met.”

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Abraxas Business Services
Abraxas provides integrated services to sellers, buyers, and owners of businesses with revenues of $5- to $30-million in manufacturing, logistics, technology, healthcare, and services industries. Abraxas Advisors are a collaborative team of committed professionals guiding every transaction to the Closing Table. Adhering to proven methodologies developed over years of business-brokerage and merger-and-acquisition experience, and relying on a network of resources with specialized expertise in banking, accounting, tax and financial planning, transactions are closed and clients’ goals are met.

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