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24 May 2007


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GCS Business Capital's Donatella Ceccarelli Will Receive Italy's Most Prestigious Award – The Order of "Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana"



24 May 2007 Chicago, IL USA - GCS Business Capital (GCS) is very proud to announce that GCS’s Director, Donatella Ceccarelli, will be awarded on the 2nd of June one of the most prestigious honors from the Republic of Italy, “The Order of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana for her many notable personal and professional achievements.


This most distinguished honor recognizes those selected Italian citizens who have achieved the highest merits in the field of science, the arts, economics and public offices. The award also recognizes the merits of extraordinary citizens pursuing activities in the social, philanthropic and humanitarian fields as well as for outstanding civil and military careers.


Donatella has over 20 years of international business experience in the financial industry having worked for leading global investment banks including Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers.  As a highly experienced and successful investment professional with vast experience in pan-European equity markets, she has promoted primary and secondary equity transactions, contributing together with institutional investors from a wide variety of European countries to foster the modern evolution of European equity markets.


Donatella Ceccarelli states:

"As an Italian living outside of my country for more than twenty years, I have strived to promote the best of Italy in all that I have done throughout my business life and in my personal life - just as so many great Italian people do all around the world everyday.  I am so very honored, and also quite humbled, to receive such a most prestigious recognition from my beloved Italy. "


Donatella's broad international business experience, overall cultural expertise, and her multiple language skills have provided a tremendous advantage in her career achievements.


From GCS's President and CEO, John A. Caslione:

"I am professionally and personally extremely proud of Cav. Donatella Ceccarelli.  Her broad international finance and global business experience and her deep overall cultural expertise is invaluable in GCS's drive to provide its clients a distinct and sustainable advantage in the very rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive global M&A and investment banking marketplace.


I join GCS's worldwide team of professionals in congratulating Donatella in her country's formal recognition of her many notable life-long achievements by honoring Donatella with Italy's highest and most prestigious personal title of achievement – an honor she so rightly deserves."


About GCS Business Capital  

GCS Business Capital (GCS) is a leading middle-market M&A advisory firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia (China and Hong Kong). GCS focuses exclusively on providing financial and business advisory services to companies engaged in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, international joint ventures, as well as global marketing and distribution alliances.


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