Cetane Associates adds M&A analysts

April 24, 2023 By    

Cetane Associates hired Ford DuBose and Dalton Brooks as associates in its financial advisory firm.

Headshot: Ford DuBose


DuBose brings a specialization in appraisals to his role while Brooks contributes a legal background to his position. They both provide analytical support to Cetane’s M&A deal execution team.

Prior to joining Cetane, DuBose was a certified general real estate appraiser with more than six years of experience in the valuation industry. Most recently, he was a senior valuation specialist at Colliers International in Dallas, where he specialized in appraising multi-tenant retail centers. He has also appraised a variety of asset types, including office and industrial buildings, land, special purpose properties, subdivision and recreational facilities. During his tenure at Colliers, DuBose was involved with the north Texas chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

DuBose holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in real estate from Texas A&M University. A native Texan who enjoys landscaping, hunting and fishing, DuBose is married and lives in a Dallas suburb.

Headshot: Dalton Brooks


Before Dalton Brooks joined the Cetane team, he was a project manager at Southwest General Contractors in Amarillo, Texas, doing large scale commercial construction. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a law degree from Texas Tech University.

Also a native Texan, Brooks was born, raised and still lives in Amarillo. Married and father of a son, Brooks is a runner, golfer, hockey player, fly fisher and occasionally remodels houses.

“It’s exciting to welcome Ford and Dalton to the Cetane team,” says Barrett Conway, managing director and principal of Cetane. “Each of them brings valuable experience to assist our clients through their transactions. Their addition to our team strengthens our client support as we expand our reach in home services industries across the country. They will enhance Cetane’s value to our clients.”

Cetane provides financial advisory services to business owners in the home services industries. Clients engage Cetane to advise on sales, spin-offs and acquisitions, as well as perform valuation and ad hoc corporate finance assignments.

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