Derek Sanders Named Firm Associate at NorthShore Capital Advisors

Knoxville, TN, March 01, 2009 --( Mike West, managing partner of NorthShore Capital Advisors (, a full-service mergers and acquisitions and business advisory firm, has announced that Derek Sanders has been promoted to firm associate. Sanders previously was an analyst with NorthShore. In his new role, he will focus on merger and acquisition transactions, develop financial models, provide market research and conduct valuation and value enhancement analysis.

Prior to joining NorthShore Capital Advisors, Sanders was a senior underwriter at FirstBank in Franklin, Tenn., where he assisted in creating a state-wide centralized underwriting division for small business and consumer loans. Sanders earned two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Tennessee; one in finance with a concentration in information management and the other in marketing with a concentration in international business. He graduated magna cum laude and from the University Honors Program. Sanders resides in Knoxville.

“Derek’s specialized skills and successful background have made him an asset to NorthShore Capital Advisors,” said West. “I am pleased to promote Derek to associate of the firm and I look forward to his continued success.”

About NorthShore Capital Advisors:
Founded in 2001, NorthShore Capital Advisors is a Knoxville, Tenn.-based full-service mergers and acquisitions and business advisory firm. NorthShore provides a variety of financial advisory services to middle-market companies seeking guidance on opportunities and challenges relative to buy/sell opportunities, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, joint partnerships, debt placement and financial restructuring. With its practical understanding of the issues facing a business, NorthShore keenly applies strategy, creativity and dynamic courses of action to achieve the most advantageous outcome for clients. NorthShore’s team includes an uncommon blend of investment banking, operational and management experience rooted in business services, healthcare, consumer products, retail, manufacturing, distribution and recreation. In 2008, NorthShore was recognized by BusinessTN magazine on the Hot100 list, spotlighting fast-growing and successful companies that enrich the local and regional economies, provide jobs and fuels Tennessee’s entrepreneurial culture. For more information about NorthShore Capital Advisors, call (865) 862-4942 or visit

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