Mass Spectrometry – Confidential
Running a confidential auction to sell a company.
Our client is a manufacturer of mass spectrometers, with numerous patents and trade secrets. Despite a warm reception for its devices in the marketplace, the company lacked the resources to grow the top line beyond current levels. The owners wanted to sell to a strategic partner to accelerate sales.
Our M&A Advisory team prepared deal collateral, crafting a compelling story for strategic buyers, as they would bring the resources and capabilities that our client needed to accelerate growth.
Our team sourced strategic buyers and held a discreet auction, negotiating a substantial increase to the preferred offer. We also secured favourable terms with respect to escrow, timing of payments, liability exposure, working capital and employment agreements for the entire staff.
The new owner was able to exit an unfavourable supply agreement and generate significant cost savings through the deal.
Rhyno Equity Group
Rhyno is a private equity firm that acquires mid-market manufacturing companies in the GTA. Rhyno's partners engaged FirePower to structure the buy-out of a kitchen cabinet maker.
FirePower was engaged to prepare PrintFleet for a a sale, and guide the company through to closing. Weeks before closing, the buyer with whom PrintFleet signed an LOI following a competitive auction, a Japanese Fortune 500 company, terminated the deal because of an internal reorganization. FirePower re-ignited conversations with a US strategic who had done well in the auction, and closed without any major challenges at an attractive price, terms and conditions.
From the archives: April 2020
Leadership during the COVID pandemic in the Canadian mid-market: a virtual roundtable of owners.
COVID-19 has upended billions of people’s lives. The economic damage is already significant and far-reaching. In Canada, mid-market business owners are deeply concerned about…