Boston, MA – January 2013 – – Covington Associates, a leading specialty investment banking firm serving middle-market clients, acted as financial advisor in the completion of 8 transactions in the 4th Quarter of 2012, bringing the year to a strong close with a total of 20 transactions. Covington anticipates continued momentum into 2013, with deal activity and valuations remaining steady. Since its inception, Covington has completed well over 200 transactions domestically and abroad. For seven consecutive years Covington has been ranked by the Boston Business Journal as The Top Local Investment Bank, based on number of transactions. Covington Associates is continually building upon its expertise in the Business Services, Consumer & Industrial, Healthcare, and Technology sectors.