SOURCE: Sica Consultants, Inc.

February 28, 2007 09:30 ET

Sica Consultants Represents Golden and Cohen LLC in Its Transaction With National Financial Partners Corp.

FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 -- Sica Consultants, Inc., a provider of consulting services to the financial industries, today announced its successful representation of Golden and Cohen LLC in its transaction with National Financial Partners (NYSE: NFP). Since its founding in 1992, Golden and Cohen operates in the corporate benefits marketplace. NFP is a leading independent distributor of financial products to high net worth individuals and entrepreneurial companies.

Sica Consultants was founded in 1991 by Alexander W. Sica. It is a nationally recognized leader in providing consulting and advisory services and in creating, developing and managing growth opportunities related to the financial services industries. Sica Consultants works closely with its clients throughout the Merger & Acquisition and Strategic Alliance process; from finding compatible partners, to determining proper business valuations and deal structures, to examining tax issues and continuing on through due diligence, deal closing and integration.

Scott Golden, one of the principals of Golden and Cohen, observed, "Sica Consultants helped us uncover opportunities that we did not know existed. Sica listened to what we wanted and brought us a company that fit. Sica was outstanding in terms of getting the best possible deal given our needs."

"Golden and Cohen and its outstanding management team are excellent additions to the NFP family of firms and underscore our stated acquisition strategy to expand our presence in corporate and executive benefits," said Jessica Bibliowicz, Chairman and CEO of NFP.

For more information on Sica Consultants, including its corporate philosophy, the services provided, recent transactions, key clients and officer backgrounds you may visit its website at, or you may contact Alexander W. Sica, President, via email at or by phone at (201) 805-1561.

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