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Our Difference

Our Managing Directors have over 96 years of combined investment banking experience with the firm, which is unique in our industry.

To learn more about Matrix, please download our comprehensive corporate brochure or for a quick view, please download our one page summary.

Extensive Experience
Most of our transactions are highly complex, requiring not only industry knowledge, but a deep understanding of alternative structures, financing markets and tax implications that specifically relate to our clients. Matrix has the merger & acquisition expertise and knowledge to provide the best possible advice in complicated situations.

Senior Level Attention
We handle each transaction with a “hands-on” approach. Our deal teams are comprised of experienced investment bankers, including senior level Managing Directors, who, on a daily basis, stay involved with every aspect of the transaction. We are deeply committed to our clients and provide them with a confidential and intensive approach to detail and professionalism that reaches far beyond their expectations.

High Level of Confidentiality
Given that our roots hail from representation of private companies, we consider absolute confidentiality of paramount importance. We understand that our clients are extremely sensitive to rumors and potential dissemination of their corporate information getting out to the public, which can cause business disruption, turmoil among employees, or give competitors an edge. At Matrix we do not over expose your company. We take the time to research which parties would have a sincere interest in the opportunity and work with you as a team to compile a carefully selected target list of investors, lenders, or buyers.

Independence – Objectivity
Matrix is an independent financial advisor. We have no conflicts of interest with a research department, sales and trading desk or other division or department.

Proprietary Resources
Matrix maintains an in-house proprietary database of resources, including potential investors and capital providers that are focused on your specific type and size transaction. Our customized in-house database consists of more than 2,000 private equity groups, strategic acquirers, senior and mezzanine lenders, as well as other institutional investors. These valuable resources are the result of years of cultivating strong relationships and are a vital part of the process.

National and Global Reach
We currently maintain close relationships with buyers, sellers and investors, as well as other transaction professionals throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America. This allows us to tap into a vast pool of resources. We make these same resources available to our clients to provide unique opportunities on a local, regional, national and international basis.

We have twenty-two investment banking professionals located throughout the U.S. in Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Chicago, IL and Dallas, TX.

What our Clients Are saying

  • “This is certainly a bittersweet moment.  With my family having been in the petroleum business for four generations and me my entire life, it is certainly hard not to look back without some nostalgia.  I am proud to reflect on everything we have been through in this industry, and how rewarding it’s been for me personally and my entire family.  In saying that, this represented an ideal time for our family and where we want to go with our future endeavors.  Matrix did a wonderful job in advising us with such a complicated transaction and was extremely patient while everything was put into place to make it happen.  They couldn’t have been a better partner, and we couldn’t have done it without everyone at Matrix and all of their expertise.”

    Brad Calkins, Owner
    Bradley Petroleum, Inc. and Sav-O-Mat, Inc.
  • “Matrix did a great job representing the best interests of both our shareholders and employees. We were looking for the right buyer that would be the best fit for our employee culture and also achieve the desired price and transaction structure.  Selling the stock of a 65 year legacy company was a complicated transaction and Matrix provided a high level of professional guidance and support throughout the entire process.  It was more than just a “deal” to Matrix – they sincerely guided us through the financial complexity and emotions involved with the transaction.”

    Gary Vander Vorst, President and CEO
    Erickson Oil Products, Inc.
  • “The professionals at Matrix guided us through an extensive process to identify, approach and negotiate the sale of our company. They were with us throughout the entire process, and in the final analysis, provided us with the confidence that we had achieved the best possible transaction from the marketplace.”

    Robert Betzig, Chairman and Founder
    Ann Arbor Machine Company
  • “The team at Matrix provided valuable advice to me when I first acquired Riddleberger and have been a trusted advisor ever since. Their past experience in guiding private business owners through the M&A process, as well as their ability to work seamlessly with our attorney and accountant helped to make this a successful transaction for all parties involved. We were very pleased with the outcome.”

    Jim Young, President & CEO
    Riddleberger Brothers, Inc.
  • “This transaction met both our personal and corporate objectives by providing a liquidity event for shareholders and additionally, more sophisticated resources to our customer base. Our clients will now benefit directly from the enormous investments Kuehne-Nagel has made in its personnel, training, and systems. A broader array of services and more geographical depth can only make us a stronger unit under the Kuehne-Nagel umbrella. We are very excited about the growth opportunities that are imminently achievable with the support of their organization.”

    Cindra Zambo, CEO
    Aces Limited