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In Memoriam: Kenneth A. Csaplar

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ken Csaplar, President of BDO Capital Advisors, LLC. Ken passed away April 22 after a brief illness. Under Ken’s leadership, BDO Capital Advisors has been a successful and highly respected business due, in large part, to his incredible dedication to his clients.

Ken opened BDO Capital Advisors’ Boston office in 2002 and was named President of the firm in 2009. In that capacity, he sourced and secured numerous complex deals on behalf of the firm’s middle market clientele. As a trusted colleague, mentor and leader, he was a well known figure in New England’s corporate finance community.

Prior to joining BDO Capital Advisors, Csaplar co-managed Arthur Andersen's New England Corporate Finance Group, founded and ran Fleet Financial Group's M&A practice, oversaw Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.’s Boston corporate finance activities, and was an investment banker at Lepercq Capital Corp. in New York City. Throughout his career, Csaplar served as a thought leader at numerous financial seminars and sat on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies.

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague.