Invaluable Partners, Increasing Business Value

CCA provides customized investment banking and corporate advisory services to middle market companies in the mid-Atlantic region. No matter where you are in your business life cycle, CCA can help you build shareholder value and achieve outcomes that best suit your goals.

CCA is a boutique investment banking and corporate advisory firm that has been successfully serving investor-owned and closely held emerging growth and middle market companies since 2005. Headquartered in the waterfront neighborhood of Harbor East just minutes from downtown Baltimore, Maryland, our team of managing directors each brings 30 years of experience. Together we provide a collaborative, holistic approach to serving clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. For middle market companies looking to create business value with the help of our strategy services, and/or realize value through a merger, acquisition or other transaction, CCA is ready to stand with you, guide you through the process, and help you achieve your goals.

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We’re Singularly Focused on You

Your business decisions can have a major impact on your future. So we listen, seek to understand, lend our insight, and guide you at every step in the process. We pride ourselves on providing the greatest degree of personal attention, service, and responsiveness. With CCA as your partner, you’ll always feel like you’re our only client.

We Support You at Every Stage

No matter what phase your business is in, the CCA team can help you maximize or unlock shareholder value. Whether you’re looking to expand your capabilities or capacity, planning for succession, or ready to sell or recapitalize your business, CCA will guide you along the optimal path to achieving your goals.

We're Highly Experienced

Since 2005, CCA has helped hundreds of middle market companies in the mid-Atlantic region enhance shareholder value and sell their businesses at the best price and terms. We’re veterans of the investment banking and corporate advisory worlds and skilled negotiators, with decades of business and finance experience and a track record of over $4.7B in collective transaction value. With a wide network of private equity firms and strategic buyers throughout the region, CCA knows the landscape and can find the right buyer for your business when you’re ready to sell.

We Know Your Industry

The CCA team has broad, deep industry-specific knowledge and expertise, enabling us to draw from the right buyer groups and choose the best fit for your transaction. No matter what sector you operate in, chances are we’ve worked with businesses like yours. We’re especially knowledgeable and experienced in government contracting/IT; engineering and construction; healthcare; business and financial services; logistics/transportation/distribution/supply chain management; and manufacturing/distribution. But we’ve also completed successful transactions for companies in many other industries and sectors, drawing on our disciplined approach, proprietary models, and client-centric focus.

We Match Our Approach to Your Business

Many factors impact your business value, including your company’s stage of life. A successful transaction demands that you understand your company’s maturity and its effect on your valuation. Using our proprietary Shareholder Value Maturity Model, the CCA team applies a disciplined process to evaluate nine complementary categories that impact your business valuation and how they correspond to your company’s stage of life. Then we tailor our approach accordingly, choosing the best course of action to drive the optimal outcome.

Why Business Owners Choose CCA

Our Invested, Collaborative Approach

Our Expert Team

Our Industry Expertise

Our Company Values

CCA is deeply committed to our clients’ success and our employees’ professional and personal satisfaction. We nurture a culture of continuous improvement, apply fiscal responsibility in all that we do, and give back to the communities we live and work in.

  • Client Success
  • Employee Happiness
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Community Well-being

Our Guiding Principles

Four principles serve as the foundation for our work and our relationships with clients and partners: ethics, collaboration, respect, and trust. Adhering to these principles enables us to deliver high-quality work that achieves the best possible outcomes.

  • Ethics
  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Trust
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“CCA has been a strategic partner for Century over the last 25 years. We have worked closely with Charlie and the CCA Corporate Advisory team to execute acquisitions in the Mid-Atlantic and grow shareholder value. Century is extremely pleased with the Investment Banking team at CCA and their contribution to the beginning of a mutually beneficial partnership with Kleinfelder.”
Francis Smyth, President & CEO | Century Engineering

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Our Team

CCA attracts the industry’s best and brightest professionals, who share a commitment to partnering with our clients to achieve optimal outcomes and a passion for helping businesses succeed.
Charlie Maskell

Founder & CEO

Martin O’Neill

Managing Director

Mike Zuidema

Managing Director

Stuart Knott

Managing Director

Tim Brasel

Managing Director

Heather Brake


Holly Johnson

Chief of Staff

Andy Spears

Vice President

Katie Kieran

Vice President

Meghan Daley

Vice President

Kevin Afriyie


Aidan Olmstead

Senior Analyst

Frank Ihle

Senior Analyst

Miles Gally


Nicholas Thornburg


Recent Transactions

Discover more about CCA’s most recent client engagements:
QI Services, LLC, KI Services, LLC, and PCH Logistics Inc. acquired by Allstates WorldCargo, Inc., backed by Clarendon Capital.
SoftTech Solutions, Inc. was acquired by Synergy ECP, backed by Falfurrias Capital.
Chesapeake Mission Critical Acquired by Fidelity Building Services Group
Mister, Burton & Associates, LLC Acquired by Rosen, Sapperstein and Friedlander LLC

Put our experience and proven track record to work for you!