Cetane Associates selects director

October 18, 2023 By    

Griffin Sharp joined Cetane Associates as director. He brings more than 13 years of experience in valuation, contract analysis, negotiation and acquisitions.

Headshot: Griffin Sharp


Sharp has held senior-level positions in business development and transactions across multiple industries. Prior to joining Cetane Associates, he served as director of corporate development at Dead River Co., where he was a leader in the sourcing, valuation, closing and integration of acquisitions. During his time at the company, Dead River closed 17 transactions, expanding the company’s scale and territorial footprint. He also previously served as director of strategic growth at Zomedica Corp., where he led the negotiation and closing of multiple deals in the animal health sector. Sharp has been active in fuel industry trade associations and has been invited to speak to industry leaders and law students on the subject of acquisitions.

Sharp holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and international relations from Michigan State University and earned a master’s degree in financial economics from the University of Detroit Mercy. He and his wife, Stephanie, reside in South Portland, Maine, where he enjoys disc golf, bowling and volunteering with the local Red Cross chapter.

“We are excited to have Griffin join our team, says Barrett Conway, managing director and principal of Cetane Associates. “His deep experience in working with owners from initial contact through post-closing integration will add to Cetane’s strength in helping sellers through the transaction process. Strategically, Griffin’s wealth of experience in the M&A arena will enhance our value to clients across the country.”

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