San Francisco, CA, December 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- M&A Media Group, LLC (M&AMG) is pleased to announce today Michael A. Krafft, CEO and Managing Partner at age 53, founds and launches The Global Center for Economic Enabling Environments (GCEEE) at the American Economic Association (AEA) and American Finance Association (AFA) annual summit meetings in San Francisco January 3-5th, 2009.
“GCEEE uniquely aligns my avocation/personal/professional interests and goals by defining success in complementary terms – some based purely on financial returns, others in macro-economic growth, and others in terms of improved social equity across the developing world. In other words; doing well, as well as doing good by helping build prosperity in developing economies is what GCEEE means to me” said Mr. Krafft.
Mr. Krafft further stated “as a scholarly practitioner, I am applying my doctorial research not only academically, but in a proactive practical way with actionable analysis and quantitative research aimed at converging disruptive technologies in emerging market clusters in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe with SMEs.”
Global Center for Economic Enabling Environments (GCEEE)’s mission is to provide a platform and create insight so policy makers and small and middle enterprises (SMEs) can better define, assess, and improve their effectiveness and impact in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by creating an enabling environment where investments can flourish. This mission is built upon a world view that embraces transparency, rule of law, principals of positive social change, human development, organizational & social systems, corporate financial theory, and investment & international finance best method practices.
GCEEE promotes economic development that is grounded in the belief that private sector expansion is the only force for sustainable economic growth. While this model is avoided by most donors it has been tested and proven over the more than 80 years of combined experience they have advising firms, industries and governments in developing countries.
M&A Media Group, LLC (M&AMG) is a boutique investment bank that provides financial advisory services. It offers mergers and acquisitions advisory, divestitures, management buy-outs, debt and equity financing, fairness opinions, business valuation, and leveraged recapitalization consulting services. Additionally, the firm provides transaction due diligence, negotiation, and document preparation services. It caters to media, entertainment, communications, and information technology sectors. The firm’s clientele includes Discovery Communications, Alliance Atlantis Canada, BBC-America, CBS Corp, and CBS International. It partners with OTF Group, Monitor Group, Kaufman Foundation, and Canaccord Adams. M&AMG was founded in 1999 and is based Seattle, Washington with additional offices in San Francisco, California and New York, New York.
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Michael A. Krafft