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"Chris Bowers has been a trusted financial advisor to Vienna Beef for more than fourteen years.  He is a valued sounding board for issues important to our company.  I highly recommend him to anyone with critical financial and strategic matters that need to be effectively addressed and am confident you will benefit from his experienced counsel".

James W. Bodman

CEO Vienna Beef Ltd. 

Chicago, Illinois 

"We call on Chris anytime we are looking for M&A financing and he has been a fantastic partner for Centennial Investment Partners.  Chris’ deep, local connections allow us to quickly and efficiently engage multiple lenders and get quick leverage reads to help us assess opportunities.  Once we are ready to finance the transaction, he takes the lead in working with multiple parties to provide the best terms as well as have back up options to preserve our 100% deal closure rate.  In short, Chris allows us to keep our promises to our potential acquisitions partners and he takes much of the day-to-day lender communication off our plate so we can focus on diligence and deal structure while our financing is being packaged.  Centennial couldn’t have closed two deals in less than six months without Chris working on our side of the table."

Mark Jackson, CEO and Jeff Beseda, CFO

Centenniel Investment Partners

Naperville, Illinois 

"Chris Bowers of NovaPoint Advisors provided expert assistance identifying our lender and helping to negotiate terms for the debt that our company used to acquire its original group of convenience stores.  He subsequently provided valuable advice regarding the refinancing of this debt.  Chris quickly developed an understanding of the economics of our c-store business and was able to help us explain the business to lenders in ways that addressed their concerns.   Enjoying a good relationship with senior bankers at most mid-sized and large lending institutions in the greater Chicago area, it is easy to see that Chris is highly regarded by his network of contacts, which enables him to stay abreast with what can get done and how  financing transactions should be structured.   His integrity is very high and he takes the initiative to keep the financing process moving, is easy to work with and gets results for his clients".

Jesus Delgado-Jenkins

Former Owner/CEO, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard 

Moline, Illinois 

" Chris Bowers assisted our company in preparing to obtain a loan and subsequently negotiated terms and conditions with the bank.  He was more effective negotiating than our team because of his independence and banking industry knowledge and expertise.  His involvement allowed me to simultaneously work on establishing a long term relationship with my future banker.  Being a controlling person, Ive never delegated something as important to me as obtaining this financing.  It was only possible due to my comfort with his expertise, which was established early in our conversations.  Chris worked well with our CFO, outside counsel and the lender while seeking my input and keeping me informed every step of the way.  He closed the financing in a very effective and timely manner, during the extremely challenging 2009-10 lending environment.  I highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance obtaining financing.  Chris can help you prepare before making a presentation to bankers, recommend the right candidates to go forward with and, most importantly, negotiate an agreement better than your team can do".

Gerald M. Russo

Former Owner/CEO,  Roman Decorating Products

Calumet City, Illinois 

“Leaders in our business need not only a vision, but the ability to plan and implement.  Chris Bowers of NovaPoint Advisors not only tested and refined my vision, but he led the development and implementation of a plan to exit the business. While many consultants can provide technical expertise to address sales, operational and financial problems, NovaPoint goes a step further and evaluates a company’s overall ‘personality’.  Chris’ expert guidance as well as his network of talented professionals (M&A, Legal) ensured I had the support necessary to sell my company on terms that suited me.”

Julio Gesklin

Former Owner/CEO, Craftsman Custom Metals

Schiller Park, Illinois 

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