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First Financial in Ohio buys M&A advisory firm

First Financial Bancorp in Cincinnati has acquired financial advisory firm Brady Ware Capital.

The $16.6 billion-asset company said in a press release that it bought the Dayton, Ohio, firm’s assets. The price wasn’t disclosed.

Brady Ware Capital advises owners of small and midsize businesses on M&A and other financial moves.

“With the addition of investment banking capabilities from Brady Ware Capital, First Financial … further expands the products and services we bring to bear for businesses and their owners,” Archie Brown, First Financial’s president and CEO, said in the release.

“This is an excellent addition to our strategy of growing core client relationships by meeting more of their needs,” Brown added.

Brady Ware Capital had been owned by Brady Ware & Schoenfeld, a regional accounting and advisory firm.

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