SOURCE: The Brenner Group

January 22, 2010 12:22 ET

The Brenner Group to Hold Its Inaugural Poker Tournament Supporting the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2010) - The Brenner Group®, Silicon Valley's leading provider of interim financial management, restructuring services, business valuations and financial advisory services announced today that it will host its inaugural charity poker tournament to raise funds for the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter.

The Brenner Group will be joined by event sponsors Bridge Bank and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe for the charity tournament, which will take place on March 10, 2010. Together the three sponsors will invite the venture capital community to support the American Red Cross by participating in the poker tournament to take place at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter.

"With all of the great work the Red Cross is doing worldwide, we think it is important to recognize and support this valuable organization within our own community," says Richard Brenner, President and CEO, The Brenner Group. "We are delighted we can help contribute to their cause, and are pleased to have Bridge Bank and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe join us in this endeavor."

"The American Red Cross is so pleased that The Brenner Group, Bridge Bank and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have joined forces to raise money for the life-saving services and programs that the Silicon Valley Chapter provides in our local community, and we look forward to working with them to make this event a success," says Barb Larson Larkin, CEO, American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter.

About The Brenner Group, Inc.

The Brenner Group® is one of the technology community's leading diversified professional services firms. Our core offerings include interim financial management, restructuring services, business valuations, and financial advisory services. Since 1987 more than 1,000 companies have trusted The Brenner Group® with their finance and accounting needs. We are the premier resource for interim financial management within venture capital portfolio companies, and our market-leading Valuations Group has provided hundreds of independent third-party valuations for IRC 409A and SFAS 123(R) compliance. We are a leading advisor to financially distressed companies that need restructuring assistance, and are a preferred resource for conducting asset sales of IP or technology assets as part of the restructure process. In addition, our Financial Advisory Group can also supply high value investment banking services for small and mid-market technology companies.

About American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter

Founded in January 2009 with the merger of the Palo Alto Area and Santa Clara Valley chapters, the American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from Santa Clara County residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at or call us at 1-877-727-6771.

About Bridge Capital Holdings

Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association. Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the trading symbol BBNK. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at

About Bridge Bank, N.A.

Bridge Bank, N.A. is Silicon Valley's full-service professional business bank. The Bank is dedicated to meeting the financial needs of small, middle-market and emerging technology businesses. Bridge Bank provides its clients with a comprehensive package of business banking solutions delivered through experienced, professional bankers. Visit Bridge Bank on the web at

About Orrick

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals. The firm's 22 offices are located in Beijing, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Moscow, New York, Orange County, Paris, Portland, Rome, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

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