Mergers & Acquisitions
Company Size Type of Company Role Industry
Mesa Precast $3,000,000 Building Materials Buy-Side Manufacturer
Crown Roofing $3,000,000 Roofing Services Distressed working capital Service Provider
Technical Equities $25,000,000 Services/Manufacturer Workout/Chapter 11 Bankruptcy/Sale Manufacturer
$10,000,000 Forest Products Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
eDonor $5,000,000 Software Company Sell-Side SAS
De Larentis Entertainment $24,000,000 Entertainment Negative Pickup Workout and Sale Entertainment
The Good Guys $75,000,000 Retailer Senior Asset Based Underwriting Retailer
$11,000,000 Forest Products Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Keller Equipment $11,000,000 Business Services Sell-Side Service
Desert Rose $3,000,000 Real Estate Distressed Real Estate Control Equity Real Estate
The Walking Company $9,200,000 Retailer Senior Debt Underwriting Retailer
$7,500,000 Forest Products Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Trimway $12,000,000 Retail Sell-side Weight-Loss
Dodd Equipment $2,000,000 Heavy Equipment Rentals Workout Service Provider
Thermadyne Industries, Inc $200,000,000 Manufacturer Workout/Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
$9,500,000 Resturant Senior Debt Underwriting Restaurant
Pacific Wave Systems $24,000,000 Manufacturer Sell-Side Satelite Industry
Eastern Shrimp $1,500,000 Importer Trade Finance Importer
Ticketmaster $60,000,000 Services Senior Debt Underwriting Service Provider
$140,000,000 Auto Dealer Senior Debt Underwriting Auto Dealer
Phase 2 $25,000,000 Business Services Sell-Side Call Center
Garden Lakes et. al $45,000,000 Class “B” Retail RE Workout Real Estate
Titan Motorcycle $6,000,000 Manufacturer Senior Asset Based Underwriting Manufacturer
30,000,000 Truck Products Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Consumer Products $3,000,000 Retail Capital Raise Retailer
Globe Security $30,000,000 Guard Services Workout/Chapter 11 and Sale Service Provider
Topa Group $25,000,000 Finance/Real Estate Senior Debt Workout Real Estate
Software Developer Software Developer Financial Advisor Service
Hinderliter Heat Treating $10,000,000 Heat Treat Services 11/Investor and Advisor in MBO Service Provider
Trojan Battery $5,000,000 Manufacturer-Batteries Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Document Manager Document Manager Financial Advisor Service
Homco $8,000,000 Retail Ace Hardware Workout Retailer
Universal Environmental $2,500,000 Trucking Services Distressed working capital and term debt Service Provider
Garment Manufacturing Garment Manufacturing Financial Advisor Manufacturer
Insilco $75,000,000 Manufacture/Services Chapter 11/Workout Manufacturer
US Fish $5,000,000 Importer Trade Finance Importer
Advertising Agency Advertising Agency Financial Advisor Service
IPEC $40,000,000 Machinery Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
USA Petroleum $15,000,000 Real Estate/Services Senior Debt Underwriting Real Estate
Express Delivery Company $13,000,000 Transportation Sell-side Trucking
Jan Bell Marketing $80,000,000 Retailer Senior Asset Based Underwriting Retailer
Vision Hardware Group $45,000,000 Manufacturer/Wholesale Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Mid Coast Trucking $11,000,000 Transportation Sell-Side Trucking
Jos A Back Clothiers, Inc $32,000,000 Manufacture/Retail Workout/ Restructure/Senior Loans Retailer
Western Steel $15,000,000 Steel Services Senior Debt Underwriting Service Provider
Promotional Products 1 $3,000,000 Business Services Sell-Side Advertising
Larry’s Shoes $5,000,000 Retailer Senior Asset Based Underwriting Retailer
Wild Oats $20,000,000 Retail-Grocery Senior Debt Underwriting Retailer
Promotional Products 2 $5,000,000 Business Services Sell-Side Advertising
Los Angeles Hilton $45,000,000 Real Estate-Hotel Workout and Sale Real Estate
Wickes Furniture $52,000,000 Retailer Senior Asset Based Underwriting Retailer
Promotional Products 3 $8,000,000 Business Services Sell-Side Advertising
Macys $30,000,000 Retailer Chapter 11/Workout Retailer
Williams Control $34,000,000 Electronics Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
333 Bueadry $20,000,000 RE Class A Building Workout and Sale Real Estate
Metro Goldwyn Mayer $30,000,000 Entertainment Senior Debt Underwriting
$10,000,000 Clothing Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer/Distributor
722 Osborn Partners $5,000,000 Class “A” Office Bldg Developer, Manage. Partner Real Estate
Motel 6 $25,000,000 Real Estate-Hotel Workout and Sale Real Estate
$40,000,000 Charter School Senior Debt Underwriting Education
777 E. Thomas $3,000,000 Class “B” Office Bldg Developer, Manage. Partner Real Estate
MS Ventures II $6,000,000 Class “B” Office Bldg Manage Partner, Manage, Lease, Sale Real Estate
$25,000,000 General Contractor Senior Debt Underwriting Contractor
All American Communications $20,000,000 Entertainment Senior Debt Underwriting Entertainment
MS Ventures III $5,000,000 Medical Office Bldg Manage Partner, Manage, Lease, Sale Real Estate
$20,000,000 Food Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Anaheim Hilton $30,000,000 Real Estate-Hotel Workout and Sale Real Estate
New England Patriots $35,000,000 Entertainment Workout and Sale Entertainment
$25,000,000 Retailer Senior Debt Underwriting Retailer
Apparel Marketing Industries $65,000,000 Clothing Manufacturer Banker in Buyout Transaction Manufacturer
Norman Industries $28,000,000 Clothing Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
$20,000,000 Retailer Senior Debt Underwriting Retailer
Avalon Marketing $20,000,000 Toy Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Nutracea $7,000,000 Food Manufacturer Workout Manufacturer
$15,000,000 Retailer Senior Debt Underwriting Retailer
AZ Coyotes/Ellman Group $7,000,000 Real Estate-Development Distressed debt and equity Real Estate
OEM Logistics $3,000,000 Logistic Services Investment for Control Service Provider
$6,000,000 Wood Pellet Manucturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Bastion Capital $10,000,000 Asset Management Equity Investment Asset Management
Opus $12,000,000 High Rise Office Bldg Leasing Real Estate
$50,000,000 Hotel Industry Senior Debt Underwriting Real Estate
Beverly Enterprises, Inc. $20,000,000 Long Term Care Services Workout Service Provider
Phillips Industries $10,000,000 Manufacturer Senior Asset Based Underwriting Manufacturer
$5,000,000 Forest Proucts Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Bixby Enterprises $18,000,000 Agriculture Senior Debt Underwriting Agriculture
Raven Rock $4,000,000 Aggregate/Real Estate Distressed debt and control investment Commodities
$75,000,000 Class “A” Office Bldg Senior Debt Underwriting Real Estate
Blotsky Group $2,000,000 Real Estate Distressed Real Estate Loan Real Estate
Red Mountian $32,000,000 Heavy Equipment Rentals Chapter 11/Workout Service Provider
$10,000,000 Hair Salon Chain Management Buy-out Retailer
Cardis Group $32,000,000 Auto Parts Workout/Restructure/Chapter 11 Distributor
San Segal Industries $3,000,000 Clothing Manufacturer Senior Asset Based Underwriting Manufacturer
$220,000,000 Technology Company Sell-Side Technology
Carol Little Group $15,000,000 Clothing Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Senior Loan Asset Sale $227,000,000 Asset Management Sale of Asset Pool to Hedge Fund Asset Management
$5,500,000 Electronic Test Equipment Manufacturer Buy-out Financing Manufacturer
Cenergi Productions $15,000,000 Entertainment Senior Debt Underwriting Entertainment
Solid Motion $3,000,000 Trucking Services Investment for control Service Provider
$15,000,000 Titanium Products Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Century Life of America $20,000,000 Class “B” Office Bldg Receiver, Asset Manager, Construction, Leasing, Sale Real Estate
Sylvester Marine $3,000,000 Crew Boat Services Workout/Restructure/Chapter 11 Service Provider
$3,000,000 Micro- Brewery Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Century Life of America $1,000,000 Class “B” Office Bldg Asset Manage, Construction, Leasing, Management, Sale Real Estate
Southwest Rock $9,000,000 Aggregate Manufacturer Workout Manufacturer
$10,000,000 Logistics Company Senior Debt Underwriting Service Provider
Combined Resources $3,000,000 Industrial Bldg Manage, Construction Real Estate
Tadashi $2,500,000 Apparel Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
$5,000,000 Promotional Products Buy-out Financing Service Provider
Courtland Company $13,000,000 Class “A” Office Bldg Asset Manage, Construction, Leasing, Management, Sale Real Estate
Teachers Insurance $1,500,000 Office/Industrial Bldg Construction, Leasing, Management Real Estate
$7,150,000 Technology Services Company Senior Debt Underwriting Service Provider
CP Melliand $6,000,000 Agriculture Priming DIP Loan Underwriting/11 Agriculture
Teachers Insurance $3,000,000 Retail Center Leasing, Management Real Estate
$6,000,000 Roofing Products Manufacturer Senior Debt Underwriting Manufacturer
Advisory
Company Size Type of Company Role Industry
Aclara Technologies $250,000,000 Manufacturing Utilities smart meter technology Integration of three private company acquisitions to form a new company division of this public company
Aids Taskforce of Greater

Cleveland

N/A Not for Profit Community services Operational improvements and organizational restructure
Aon Hewitt $250,000,000 Services Benefits outsourcing and consulting company Facilitation of management planning sessions
Austin Powder Company $100,000,000 Manufacturing Construction explosives Development of a revised organization structure and hiring process
Avolve, Inc. $7,500,000 Software Construction Mngt Software Financial Advisor
Babcox Publications $60,000,000 Publishing Specialty magazine publications Development and implementation of a company wide compensation program
Bankers Trust Co $300,000,000,000 Financial Services Trust Division Verification of Assets Opinion
Bridge to Life, Ltd. $10,000,000 Medical Pharmaceutical Mnfg Financial Advisor
Business Intelligence Software

Developer

$15,000,000 Technology Software Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning, organizational restructuring
Buzzeo Inc. $20,000,000 Software Enterprise Software Turn Around CFO
C8 MediSensors, Inc. $5,000,000 Medical Medical Device Financial Advisor
Calence, LLC $10,000,000 Technology IT Technology Financial Advisor
Carter Diamond Tool $15,000,000 Manufacturing Industrial diamond tooling Organizational restructuring and family business counseling
Center for Learning $15,000,000 Publishing Specialty educational publisher Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning and organizational restructuring
Clear2There $15,000 – $25,000 Technology Cloud Surveillance Financial advisor, Growth management
Cleveland Health Museum N/A Not for Profit Museum Management development and planning
Cleveland Yacht Club N/A Not for Profit Membership club Development of strategic plan
Commercial Manufacturing $15,000,000 Manufacturing Contract manufacturer Strategic growth planning and preparation for sale
Del Monte Foods $10,000,000,000 Manufacturer Food Manufacturer Solvency Opinion
Doble $100,000,000 Manufacturing Utilities Strategic growth planning
Dr MitchellÂ’s Immediate Medical

Care

$15,000,000 Healthcare Emergency medical clinics Operational improvements and efficiency programs
Encore Marketing $13,000,000 Business Services Credit Card Marketer Fairness Opinion
Enginering Services Company $15,000,000 Services Construction engineering Strategic growth planning
EPIC Diagnostics, Inc. $12,000,000 Medical Medical Device Financial Advisor
Frantz Medical $60,000,000 Medical Surgical instruments Development of a new product development process
GIC Credit Union N/A Services Credit union Strategic growth planning
Girard Engineering $15,000,000 Services Industrial engineering services Organizational restructuring and growth management advisory services
Growing specialty internet retailer $15,000,000 E?Commerce Electronic accessories Development and implementation of strategic growth plan
Growing Specialty Manufacturer $15,000,000 Manufacturing Green building products Organizational restructure for growth
Growing Specialty Web Site $8,000,000 Technology Business marketing Start up and growth advisory services
Hexagram $30,000,000 Manufacturing Electronics Strategic growth planning, organizational restructuring, preparation and advice for sale to a public company
Hope Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $3,500,000 Medical Pharmaceutical Mnfg Financial Advisor
International Medical Device

Manufacturer

$60,000,000 Medical Specialty procedure instruments Operational improvements, organizational restructuring, growth management advisory services, management transitions
IONZ, Inc. $5,000,000 Manufacturing Air Purification Equipment Financial Advisor
Koenig Sporting Goods $60,000,000 Retail Sporting goods retail chain Development and implementation of strategic growth plan, organizational restructuring, development of management compensation plan, operational improvements
Lachina Publishing $15,000,000 Publishing Specialty publishing services Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning and organizational restructuring
Llano Production, Inc. $12,500,000 Energy Natural Gas Financial Advisor
Logan Clutch $15,000,000 Manufacturing Industrial clutches Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning, organizational restructuring, family business counseling
Medical Device Distributor $15,000,000 Distribution Medical devices Sales compensation program design and implementation
Mitsui Solar USA, Inc. $50,000,000 Energy Solar Energy Financial Advisor
Morse Shoe $50,000,000 Manufacturer Clothing Manufacturer Fairness Opinion
MT Business Technologies $30,000,000 Distribution Copiers Organizational restructuring and management/ownership succession
National Spinning $50,000,000 Manufacturer Clothing Manufacturer Fairness Opinion
Office interiors distributor $15,000,000 Distribution Office interiors Strategic growth planning and organizational restructuring
Pines Technology $15,000,000 Manufacturing Tube bending equipment Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning and organizational restructuring
Regional Advertising and

Marketing Agency

$30,000,000 Services B to B and B to C marketing Strategic growth planning
Regional Concrete Contracting

Company

$60,000,000 Construction Concrete construction Strategic growth planning and organizational restructuring
Regional Funeral Services Chain $15,000,000 Services Funeral services Strategic growth planning and integration of firms acquired for growth
Regional General Contractor $60,000,000 Construction General contracting and construction management Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning, organizational restructuring, and ownership transition
Regional Geotechnical

Construction Company

$15,000,000 Construction Geotechnical construction Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning, organizational restructuring, and ownership transition
Regional Paving Company $15,000,000 Construction Asphalt paving and excavations Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning and organizational restructuring
Regional plastic distributor $15,000,000 Distribution Industrial plastics Organizational restructuring and strategic growth planning
Regional Plumbing Contractor $8,000,000 Construction Commercial plumbing Growth management advisory services
Regional Residential Remodeling and Kitchen Contractor $30,000,000 Construction Residential remodeling Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning, organizational restructuring, and ownership transition
Regional retail appliance company $30,000,000 Retail Major household appliances Family business counseling
Regional Specialty Publisher $8,000,000 Publishing Specialty newspaper publications Growth management advisory services
Scioto Industrial Services $30,000,000 Services Plant and commercial maintenance Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning, organizational restructuring, preparation for sale
Software Answers $15,000,000 Technology School district software Growth management advisory services
Sonalysts $15,000,000 Technology Sound Technology ESOP Valuation
Spiral, Inc. $10,000,000 Manufacturing Diversified Manufacturing Financial Advisor
St. Louis Tag $10,000,000?$25,000,000 Services Printing Growth management advisory services
Svoboda Capital $3,000,000 Manufacturing Building Materials Buy Side Advisory
Tazmanian Freight Forwarding $30,000,000 Services Expedited freight services Growth management advisory services, strategic growth planning, organizational restructuring
Union Eye Center $30,000,000 Retail Eye ware and optometrist retail chain Strategic growth planning
USIC Products Company $15,000,000 Manufacturing Metal forming Interim management and value creation following death of owner in preparation for sale of the company
VIA International $390,000 Home Electronics Entertainment & Equipment Installation Interim management, growth management, financial advisor, organizational structuring
Visable Solutions $15,000,000 Distribution Commercial windshield washer Advisory role to address conflicts between board and management and to develop strategic growth plan