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Astute Diligence Formed with Seed Funding and Incubation from Gaebler Ventures

New Management Consulting Firm to Provide Outsourced Due Diligence and Business Analysis Consulting Services

Chicago, IL - October 15, 2001 - Astute Diligence, a new management consulting firm, today announced that it has received seed funding from Chicago-based Gaebler Ventures and will participate in the Gaebler Ventures startup incubation program.

Astute Diligence will assist organizations that are contemplating investments, strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions or that are looking to enhance their organizational effectiveness in an existing business unit or portfolio company.

In addition to deep consulting experience, the company's management team has hands-on, real-world experience with several transaction types, including securing funding for emerging companies, selling companies to acquirers, acquiring companies, and creating post-merger integration plans. The company believes it deep experience in consulting and business management will differentiate it from other consulting firms and allow it to deliver superior results its client base.

In addition to seed funding, Astute Diligence will receive shared infrastructure, shared services, and strategic counsel from Gaebler Ventures.

About Astute Diligence

Astute Diligence was founded in October 2001 with the business mission of becoming a best-in-class due diligence and management consulting firm. The company assists private equity firms, corporate development teams, and line business managers in making complex business decisions prior to, during, and after the completion of transactional events. For more information about Astute Diligence, visit

About Gaebler Ventures

Gaebler Ventures is a seed capital fund, incubator and holding company located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by entrepreneur Ken Gaebler, the company provides start-up high tech businesses with equity investment capital, office space, administrative and financial infrastructure, and hands-on strategic and tactical assistance. For more information about Gaebler Ventures, visit

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