Matrix 2012 Year End Update
Dear friends of the firm:
Matrix is off to an excellent start in 2013 as we continue to experience strong momentum from a record 2012. As such, we wanted to share some highlights from this past year, as well as our outlook for the balance of 2013.
At Matrix, we concentrate our investment banking expertise on a select number of high-quality, complex engagements and this past year we successfully closed 31 engagements consisting of 17 sale assignments and 14 buy-side, valuation, capital-raise and distressed advisory assignments. The average value of the 17 divestitures was $42 million (enterprise values of approximately $10 – $225mm). Our clients represented a wide variety of traditional industry sectors, including industrial, consumer, energy and retail.
Based on conversations with current and prospective clients, Matrix sees a robust pipeline for 2013 that could eclipse 2012. Historically low interest rates, continued improvement in the housing market & banking sector, and the improved performance of private companies, should create a positive deal dynamic. This is further bolstered by a private equity community that is eager to both deploy capital for new investments as well as harvest investments long overdue for a liquidity event.
Matrix is extremely proud of our 25 year history of building relationships and maximizing value for our clients.
Our team of committed professionals continues this long standing tradition by providing our clients with exceptional investment banking services, creativity, confidentiality and hands-on senior level attention, from start to finish. Our client focus continues to be on middle-market companies generating EBITDA of $3 million and above, with a particular strength in advising private company founders and family-run companies.
We appreciate our relationship with you and thank you for your continued interest and support. We look forward to the opportunity to work together in 2013 and please let us know if we may be of assistance.
About Matrix Capital Markets Group
Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. is an independent, advisory focused, privately-held investment bank headquartered in Richmond, VA. Since 1988, Matrix has provided merger & acquisition and financial advisory services for privately-held, private-equity owned and publicly traded companies, including sell-side M&A advisory, recapitalizations, asset divestitures, corporate valuations, corporate recovery, buy-side M&A advisory, capital raises of debt and equity, management buyouts, corporate advisory and fairness opinions. Matrix has served clients in a wide range of industries, including building products, business services, consumer products, energy & multi-site retail, healthcare, industrial products, lumber and media & communications. For additional information, please visit www.matrixcmg.com.
Securities offered by Matrix Private Equities, Inc., an affiliate of Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc., Member FINRA & SIPC.