G. F. Gay Le BretonManaging Director

“Our job is to secure the best deal for our clients. We pride ourselves on doing just that, efficiently and effectively.”

Ms. Le Breton heads the Mergers & Acquisitions group of Chaffe & Associates, Inc., with emphasis in services to privately held companies. She has more than 30 years experience in the structuring and negotiation of transactions, the valuation of for small- and mid-sized companies, and the development and execution of competitive processes for the sale or purchase of businesses, having been involved in over $1.5 billion of completed transactions. Ms. LeBreton also has experience in the areas of takeover defense, capital planning for corporate expansion and private placements of debt and equity.

Ms. Le Breton began her career in 1977 at Bankers Trust Company in New York. She returned to New Orleans in 1980 to join First National Bank of Commerce in commercial lending and was then involved in the negotiation of several bank acquisitions. She joined Chaffe in 1987. She is qualified as an expert witness in U.S. District Court on matters relating to bank and corporate valuation and merger and acquisition process, and has appeared as a speaker on these subjects.

Ms. LeBreton holds a B.A. from Newcomb College and an M.B.A. from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. She is active in community affairs and serves on a number of civic boards, including GNO, Inc. and the Advisory Council of the A.B. Freeman School of Business.