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June 21, 2010

Phoenix Management Services Celebrates 25 Years

Guiding Middle Market Companies

Phoenix Management Services, an operationally focused advisory firm that provides turnaround, crisis and interim management and investment banking services to middle market companies in transition, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The firm was founded in 1985 in Chadds Ford, PA.

“We started with one office and a handful of people and have blossomed into a full-service turnaround and investment banking firm with national reach,” said Mitchell B. Arden, CTP, one of Phoenix’s founding partners. “Over the past 25 years, we”ve worked with distressed companies in just about every industry; there is not a platform we have not touched.”

In fact, Phoenix has worked with several municipal platforms, one such was Philadelphia Gas Works. “When I was Mayor of Philadelphia, I had the pleasure of working with Phoenix in helping to address a difficult situation with Philadelphia Gas Works. Their professionalism and dedication to providing real solutions was refreshing. It comes as no surprise to me, and it is my pleasure to congratulate Phoenix on its 25th Anniversary.” said Ed Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania. “I am confident their tradition and reputation for excellent service will continue for years to come. As you honor the past and build the future, I look forward to Phoenix’s continued presence here in Pennsylvania and nationwide.”

Phoenix has grown to a team of over thirty professionals with offices nationwide including Chadds Ford (outside Philadelphia), New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Ft. Lauderdale, Cleveland and Dallas.

“The ability to work at any level is our strength,” added Arden. “We are flexible enough to meet the demands of small and mid-sized companies but have the strength and resources to serve national organizations. From start to finish, we can handle anything a distressed company is experiencing, on a local or national level.”

In 1989, Phoenix Capital Resources was started to assist challenged and growth-oriented companies with complex transactions. Phoenix, which continues to expand its service offerings, recently added a healthcare practice group and expects to further expand geographically throughout the U.S. With a close eye on the economy, the firm will add people and expertise in business sectors that may need turnaround and capital advisory services in the future.

“The longevity of our people and depth of talent have always been, and always will be, the reason for our success,” concluded Arden. “The competitiveness, camaraderie and focus we bring to each other and our clients will continue to drive this firm over the next 25 years.”


Phoenix is an operationally focused advisory firm, providing turnaround, crisis and interim management and capital advisory services to middle market companies in transition. Since 1985, we have aggressively advocated on behalf of our clients in more than 950 assignments nationwide across a variety of situations and industries. Visit and

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