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Mergers & Acquisitions

COMPANY SALES | RECAPITALIZATIONS | CORPORATE CARVE OUTS | SPECIAL SITUATIONS | NOT-FOR-PROFIT TRANSACTIONS | MANAGEMENT BUYOUTS | CAPITAL RAISES OF DEBT & EQUITY

SELL-SIDE M&A ADVISORY

  • Company Sales (Learn more here)

    • Matrix recognizes that deciding when to sell a company is one of the most important decisions that a business owner will ever face. Once engaged, we work ... Read More with business owners to gain a deep level of insight by identifying their company's strengths and weaknesses; assessing the operations and management team; thoroughly researching the industry; and evaluating the company's current and future financial positions. We help our clients evaluate exit options and provide an unparalleled level of expertise, guidance, and determination to our clients throughout the entire engagement. Each and every sale process is customized to ensure that maximum value is achieved and the client's needs are met. ... Show Less

  • Recapitalizations

    • A recapitalization gives business owners the opportunity to sell a portion of their company while still maintaining a significant ownership stake - in essence creating liquidity ... Read More and risk diversification today, while setting the stage for a second "bite of the apple" down the road. These transactions enable business owners to partially cash out of their investment in the business and capitalize on the enormous amount of sweat equity they have contributed over the years.   It is very different from a complete sale of the company. The controlling shareholders continue as partners and managers of the company and the new partners are typically a private equity group that share the ownership's culture and vision for the future of the business. ... Show Less

  • Corporate Carve Outs

    • Competitive market dynamics and client's preferred business models are frequently subject to change. Certain assets or specific divisions may not yield ... Read More an adequate return on investment. Unique opportunities to grow in other regions or business segments may require that capital be raised through the divestment of less productive assets. We have substantial experience working for clients that are looking to optimize the assets in their portfolio. We work with our clients to analyze, identify and value assets that are candidates for divestment. We also design and propose the process by which to extract the most value for these non-core assets. We execute value-maximizing mandates that can include sales of entire divisions, sales to effectuate a market withdrawal, channel-of-trade conversions, or underperforming asset sales. ... Show Less

  • Special Situations

    • We specialize in providing comprehensive strategies for companies that are contemplating filing for bankruptcy protection, have filed for bankruptcy protection, ... Read More or companies that are operationally and/or financially distressed. Our services, ranging from asset sales or divestitures to equity and debt placement are designed to support the goals and restructuring plans of our clients and their turnaround professionals. This may include the total or partial sale of the company's assets or a successful recapitalization and reorganization outside of the bankruptcy process or under Chapter 11 protection. Matrix represents private business owners, senior secured, second lien and unsecured creditors and creditors’ committees, private equity groups, and other institutional equity holders and equity committees that are facing difficult financial situations, as well as prospective acquirers of financially distressed companies. ... Show Less

  • Not-For-Profit Transactions

    • Matrix understands the significance of a Board's decision to explore an affiliation or transaction strategy. We specialize in guiding Boards and ... Read More Management teams through the challenges and tough decisions that are sometimes required to preserve services in the long-term interests of the community served. We are well-versed in a variety of different transaction structures across the partnership continuum, including membership substitutions, as well as in the range of transactions between not-for-profits and for-profits and the additional complexities that they bring. ... Show Less

BUY-SIDE M&A ADVISORY

  • Management Buyouts

    • When a corporation plans to divest an operating division, it will often offer the business unit to the management team of that division - certainly an exciting and challenging opportunity - one that deserves the attention of advisors who have experience dealing with the intricacies of such a transaction. ... Read More Matrix has represented management teams throughout the entire purchase process, from raising the necessary capital to finance the purchase of their company from its current corporate or individual shareholders, to closing deals with aggressive timetables. Through our extensive network of resources, we are able to raise both the debt and equity that is required to support management teams that may have limited resources. ... Show Less

  • Capital Raises of Debt & Equity

    • Business owners and managers often face frustrating and challenging issues related to meeting the capital requirements of a company. Typically, ownership and management understand the operating initiatives that need to be accomplished to move forward, but are impeded by financial constraints or other non-operating difficulties. ... Read More We have relationships with hundreds of banks, non-bank lenders, second lien and tranche B lenders, subordinated debt/mezzanine lenders, private equity and the hedge fund communities and are in contact with them on a daily and weekly basis. We have the experience and relationships to help solve capital issues for business owners, clearing the path for management to focus on the daily operation of the company. ... Show Less

What our Clients Are saying

  • “The Matrix Team did an exceptional job and I could not be more pleased. They came highly recommended and lived up to their reputation.”

    John Steele, Former Owner
    Neighborhood Convenience, Inc. d/b/a Little Sue
  • “I greatly appreciate the service that Matrix provided finding the best purchaser for the motor fuel portion of my business. I chose Matrix because of their expertise in completing transactions in the fuels distribution space. I would recommend Tom, Cedric and Matrix to anyone ready to sell their business.”

    D.W. Porto, President
    Alta East, Inc.
  • “It was not an easy decision for us to sell a part of Martin Eagle Oil that our family has built and run for over 60 years. We have had great relationships with our municipal and commercial customers over the years, and the Southwest Transport team has efficiently served and met all our customer delivery requirements. U.S. Venture will be a good fit for this business given their terminal located in Fort Worth and their overall investments in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Gary and I believe that U.S. Venture, also a family-owned company, will be a great place for our employees to continue their careers. I really appreciate all the efforts of the Matrix team in bringing this sale to fruition; they have worked tirelessly to market and complete the transaction.”

    Steve Martin, President of Operations
    Martin Eagle Oil Company
  • “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.
  • “Matrix has been a great advisor and partner throughout this entire journey. They conducted a thorough financial analysis and handled detailed contract negotiations which resulted in a successful conclusion. Matrix’s knowledge and experience in this area definitely helped us increase the value of our business. I would like to thank God for his blessings and support of all the employees and valued customers who m the business successful.”

    Madhu Shrivastava, Chairman & CEO
    Carolina Convenience Corporation