Founders Investment Banking Named Finalist for Small Business of the Year by the Birmingham Business Alliance

BIRMINGHAM, AL, September 21, 2012 – Founders Investment Banking, LLC (Founders) is pleased to announce the company has been selected as a finalist for Small Business of the Year by the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), a dynamic advocate, unifying voice and constant catalyst for economic development and business prosperity for the Birmingham region.

Through this award the BBA recognizes a small business in any industry for delivering top quality services or products and creative strategies with a strong commitment to customer service. The company must have 50 employees or fewer.

“Founders is honored and humbled to be a finalist for the Small Business of the Year award among such an impressive and well-recognized group of organizations,” said Duane P. Donner II, managing partner. “Being a finalist is a privilege, and serves as a testament to our team’s dedication to our clients. Our results-focused solutions combined with our emphasis on exceptional client relationships have allowed us to excel at serving our clients’ needs.”

All nominees for the award were nominated by their peers and then contacted directly to submit an application. Eligibility requirements included that individuals or teams of no more than three owners who operate a small business that engages in providing business services of any kind. Companies also must have been in business for at least three years or have less than $30 million in sales.

A reception recognizing all nominees was held on September 20, 2012 at the Harbert Center in Birmingham, Ala.

About Founders Investment Banking, LLC

Founders Investment Banking is a merger and acquisition advisory firm based in Birmingham, Alabama. Its team’s proven expertise and process-based solutions help companies and business owners access capital and prepare for and execute liquidity events to achieve specific financial goals. The firm’s practice areas include a General Transaction Practice focused on clients from a variety of industries located in the Deep South, and an Internet & Digital Media Practice that serves clients operating nationwide in the Internet and digital media sector. For more information, visit