Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise on all aspects of buy-side and sell-side M&A. We also provide ongoing strategic advice to ensure that owners and managers are best placed to grow their businesses. Our experience, sector expertise and judgment give our clients a genuine competitive advantage.

 


 

Sell-Side Advisory

 

Buy-side Advisory

  • We serve as your advocate and confidant throughout a proven investment banking process – we work for you
  • We recognize transactions can be fraught with emotion and uncertainty – we offer a steady hand
  • We bring deal structures and negotiation options to the table you may not be aware of – we bring our deal experience
  • We guide you through your transaction with skill and expertise
  • We collaborate with senior management to develop your acquisition thesis – we set you on the right strategic course
  • We search for acquisition opportunities – we bring the right partners to the table
  • We conduct all valuation and deal structure analysis – we focus on creativity and custom solutions
  • We coordinate legal, tax and compliance resources – we focus on execution to get your transactions done

 

Valuation

We perform dozens of valuations per year for our clients and have gained a reputation for providing unbiased, fact-based guidance.  Whether acquiring a financial advisor, selling or merging an RIA, or contemplating an internal transition, valuation is key early step in the process.


 

Transition Planning & Management Buyouts

We recognize that more than three-out-of-four RIAs feel an internal equity transition is a preferred succession option.  We expertly lead many clients through this arduous process.  This includes developing a qualitative path to ownership and the financial mechanics required to execute an internal transaction. Through our Capital Advisory expertise, we can also help our clients determine the right capital source for their unique situation.


 

Capital Advisory

We advise RIA owners and investors in RIAs on structuring and raising capital in a diverse range of circumstances.

Whether contemplating a management buyout, a merger or complicated succession plan, capital is the necessary ingredient to make it happen.  Our relationships with private equity investors, family offices, mezzanine debt providers and other specialty lenders provide the choices our clients depend upon us for.

We provide invaluable advice which is unconflicted by the desire to sell a financing product. Our only concern is securing optimum terms for our clients.

Situations we advise on:

 

Acquisition Finance

Expansion Capital

Recapitalizations

Management Buy-outs

Existing and Potential Capital Structures