A well-executed and integrated acquisition can help your company make a giant leap forward from where it is today. Based on your criteria, we use proprietary databases to identify ideal acquisition candidates. Once the perfect target is found we will help you structure the best possible offer and work towards closing a successful transaction. Cafa can also help you acquire the business you currently work for. We have conducted a number of very successful Management Buyouts (MBOs).
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Selling a business can be one of the most stressful events a business owner will ever encounter. The business sale process is complicated and disruptive. The process can be challenging because there are many unknowns: What is my business worth? Who should I contact? How should I contact them? How much information should I provide? How do I keep things confidential? How will my employees and customers react? How can I prevent my competition from finding out? Cafa has the answers to these and many other sale-related questions.
A management buyout (MBO), or buying the company you work for, can be an attractive alternative for shareholders and employees alike.
A successful financial structure establishes a proper balance between debt and equity ensuring optimal shareholder returns without endangering the company with too much debt.
Cafa is the perfect advisor for international buy-side, sell-side and fund raising for cross-border transactions.
Cafa provides practical, down-to-earth advice in several financial and corporate aspects to business owners, shareholders as well as company boards.
Cafa assisted the shareholders of Viscan Fasteners Inc., a value-added fastener distributor, in the sale of the company to Endries International, a portfolio company of MSD Partners.
Cafa assisted the shareholders of LRBG Chemicals Inc., a manufacturer of phenolic resins primarily used for building materials, in the sale of the company to Bakelite Canada Inc, a portfolio company of Black Diamond Capital Management and InvestIndustrial.
Cafa advised the shareholders of ASL Print FX, a provider of premium pressure sensitive labels and envelopes with operations in Ontario, North Carolina and California, on its sale to AWT Labels & Packaging, a portfolio company of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
Cafa assisted the management team of LRBG Chemicals (USA) Inc.’s resin manufacturing business located Toledo, Ohio in raising bank financing and negotiating the management buyout from LRBG Group of Companies’ shareholders.
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In this newsletter, we outline some key elements that should be considered to effectively prepare oneself a few months or even years prior to a sale process in order to maximize value.Read this publication
There exist different strategies for selling your company. This newsletter examines three distinct ways of putting your company up for sale.Read this publication
No, Cafa does not lend or invest money.
As an independent investment banker, Cafa acts solely as an intermediary to facilitate your company obtaining the best-suited financing it requires without any conflicts of interest. We typically arrange funding from $5 million upwards. You can contact us to assess your needs, whether for project financing, debt financing or equity financing. Here are some of our newsletters related to financing:
Depending on your industry and the size of your business, there are many go-to-market strategies to prepare your business for sale and maximize your value. The first step would be to reach out to an investment banker, who will be able to provide an initial valuation range and go-to-market strategy for your business. Look at our “The Investment Banker …the benefits of using one…” and “The Process of Selling Your Business” newsletters to prepare prior to your first meeting. Then, contact us here.
We’ve successfully executed many Management Buyouts (“MBOs”). Oftentimes at the onset, neither the company owners nor the employees actually believe the transaction is possible. Although each situation has its own challenges, an experienced advisor can help you realize your goal. See our Newsletters on the “Key Elements for a Successful Management Buyout” and their takeaways. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss the feasibility of your MBO project. And if you’re a company owner interested in selling to your employees, we can help you orchestrate that too.
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