current Merger and Acquisition market has created exciting opportunities
for closely held businesses to attract capital, form strategic alliances
or obtain liquidity at historically high valuations. Below is a
summary of the strategic sale we accomplished on behalf of the shareholders
of Advanced Recycling, which we thought would be of interest to
Strategic Valuations in Traditional Industries:
While high flying technology companies often garner the headlines,
it is the traditional and basic industry companies that produce
most of the country’s gross domestic product. Advanced Recycling,
a second generation, New England-based, ferrous and non-ferrous
recycling company is a prime example. The company prospered to the
point that it had secured a profitable niche in a strategic geographical
region, thus making it very attractive to large, publicly traded,
domestic and foreign prospective acquirers. de Visscher & Co.
conducted a privately negotiated merger/sale assignment that allowed
the shareholders to liquefy the value that they had built up in
the company at a strategic valuation. In addition to putting the
Company and the employees in the hands of a well-respected and influential
industry participant, the Principal’s remain active in a broad
management role with the acquirer. de Visscher & Co. offers
the expertise and the contact base with strategic and financial
acquirers and investors to enable its clients to realize their shareholder
value creation goals.
Continued momentum in 2007!
M&A transactions and financings have continued unabated in the
first few months of 2007. Market conditions are excellent and we
would be delighted to speak with you about your goals and objectives.
Please don't hesitate to give us a call.
About de Visscher & Co.
de Visscher & Co., LLC (www.devisscher.com)
is an independent financial advisor to business owning families
and closely held businesses worldwide. Through a unique combination
of financial advisory, capital raising and investment banking services
the team at de Visscher & Co. creates high value-added solutions
to the liquidity needs of shareholders and the capital needs of
their businesses. Family Capital Growth Partners, (www.fcgplp.com)
a private equity fund affiliated with de Visscher & Co. also
provides equity and subordinated debt capital to growth-oriented
closely held and family-owned businesses. de Visscher & Co.,
is one of the eight Founding Members of the Business Growth Alliance
(www.bgallc.net), a national
affiliate network of professional service firms dedicated to serving
the business growth, capital formation and shareholder liquidity
needs of middle market and family-owned companies and their principal
de Visscher & Co.
65 Locust Avenue, Suite 200
New Canaan, CT 06840