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Mergers & Acquisitions

COMPANY SALES | RECAPITALIZATIONS | CORPORATE CARVE OUTS | SPECIAL SITUATIONS | 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

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

  • “Matrix did an outstanding job of identifying a partner that both shared my vision and accomplished my goals in this transaction without a prolonged and time-consuming auction process. I look forward to the opportunity to partner with J.H. Whitney and to continue to serve all of our customers’ needs.”

    Stephen Fogler, President
    Stevens Manufacturing
  • “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.
  • “Having worked for Honey Farms and with the Iandoli family for over 40 years, the sale of the company is bittersweet, but the outcome for the family has been very successful.  I want to thank the Iandoli family and our talented employees whose enduring commitment built an extremely strong company.  Lastly, I want to thank our M&A advisors, Matrix, and our legal counsel, Fletcher Tilton, who did a wonderful job advising the company and the family through this process.”

    David Murdock, President and CEO
    Honey Farms, Inc.
  • “Working with the Matrix team made this transaction virtually seamless. They were an invaluable partner throughout the process and provided our shareholders with solid advice. They were a tenacious advocate for the company and always ensured that our best interests were represented. The end result was a great transaction for Paladin and its shareholders.”

    Steven Erickson, President
    Paladin Tools
  • “This was a tough process; bittersweet.  I could not imagine attempting to navigate these waters without the knowledge and support of Matrix and their team of professionals.”

    Scott Stipp, President
    District Petroleum Products, Inc.