Baird is a leading middle-market focused investment bank serving the M&A, equity financing and debt advisory needs of clients globally. Since 2011, Baird has advised on nearly 600 M&A transactions totaling more than $150 billion in transaction value and has served as an underwriter on more than 600 equity offerings totaling more than $170 billion in capital raised.
Baird’s balanced buy- and sell-side practice provides expertise for public and private companies, while the firm’s dedicated financial sponsor coverage further expands opportunities and financing resources for the firm’s clients. Through close coordination between U.S., European and Asian bankers, and partners in Australia, India and Brazil, Baird works to optimize opportunities and results for clients in the international marketplace. Approximately one-third of Baird’s M&A transactions over the past five years have involved an international party.
The BMO Capital Markets Industrial Distribution team provides capital markets and advisory services to public companies, private businesses and private equity sponsors. Given our in-depth, dedicated coverage of companies across a variety of end markets within Industrial Distribution, we have significant, recent and relevant capital markets and advisory transaction expertise. Since 2012, the Distribution team has completed over 25 capital markets and advisory transactions.
BMO’s Distribution team partners with our colleagues in corporate banking, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, and financial sponsor coverage to provide comprehensive solutions to clients. With a strong North American coverage model, and seasoned investment banking professionals, BMO Capital Markets delivers a differentiated approach to Middle Market investment banking.
Bowstring Advisors, formerly CHILDS Advisory Partners, is the next generation middle-market investment bank. We combine sector intelligence with a client-focused approach to realize our clients’ true value. Our clients are high‐performing Industrial Services, Healthcare Services, Human Capital Management, IT & Professional Services and Software companies. Bowstring is one of the fastest growing M&A advisors in the U.S. Bowstring Advisors is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is a registered broker‐dealer. Please visit bowstringadvisors.com for more information about our firm.
Harris Williams & Co.’s Specialty Distribution Group has experience across a variety of business models as well as end-markets. Our firm has a long-standing track record of success selling specialty distribution companies. We have deep relationships with the key financial and strategic buyers coupled with an understanding of the value chain that enables us to provide superior outcomes for our clients.
Whether our client goes to market through a leading catalog, a branch-based model, or a telesales team, we have the expertise to guide them through the M&A process, identify new opportunities, and help them achieve maximum results.
Lincoln International has broad transaction experience within the global value-added distribution sector across various end markets. With significant expertise in each of these sectors individually, Lincoln brings deep knowledge, valuable contacts and global resources to each distribution transaction.
Mesirow Financial Investment Banking focuses exclusively on middle-market transactions and serves established middle-market companies and large corporations, both public and private, in merger and acquisition advisory, debt advisory, restructuring and special situations, fairness and solvency opinions, board of directors advisory and special committee representation.
Piper Jaffray is a leading investment bank and asset management firm that helps clients Realize the Power of Partnership®. Through a distinct combination of independent thinking, candid counsel, focused expertise and empowered employees, Piper Jaffray delivers integrity, insight, and impact to each and every relationship.
PMCF is a leading middle market investment bank serving family-owned, private equity, and corporate clients in the distribution sector. Our Distribution Group is active across a variety of distribution sectors, having completed transactions with leading companies including FCx Performance, W.W. Grainger, Winsupply, Dicom Transportation, and Federal Resources Supply, among others. Our team has amassed an exceptional track record of closing transactions for our clients by our relentless focus on client advocacy while leveraging our experience and relationships with distribution industry contacts. We bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to our processes to ensure our clients are securing an optimal outcome in what is often times the most significant transaction they will undertake in their lifetime.
Raymond James has been advising on transactions in the specialty distribution sector for over a decade. Our dedicated Specialty Distribution Team has completed over 30 M&A advisory and capital raising transactions across an array of focus areas. The Specialty Distribution Team has an abundance of experience in advising privately-held companies, public corporations and private equity groups on distribution-related transactions. The team draws on its relationships with key executives and capital providers to deliver optimal results to clients across numerous end markets. Our expertise in distribution paired with our ability to leverage all the resources of a $7.0 billion market cap financial services firm positions Raymond James as the premier choice for specialty distribution advisory.
The Stephens Specialty Distribution and Services team concentrates on growing middle market companies that provide specialty distribution and services to a broad group of customers in diverse end markets regionally, nationally and globally. The Stephens’ team is unique in its specialization and combines deep industry knowledge with a full suite of investment banking services. We deliver expert advice on mergers, acquisitions, sales and divestitures as well as capital markets transactions in the public and private equity and debt markets. Since 2011, our team has advised on 37 successful M&A transactions and raised approximately $5.8 billion of capital for clients through debt and equity transactions.
Our team has extensive relationships with many of the leading public and private companies in targeted sectors. In addition to our corporate client relationships, we have a targeted effort directed at private equity firms that have a specialized focus in distribution and services.