Mergers & Acquisitions
Our principals have significant experience in a variety of company sales, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with strategic insight and analysis, a deep rolodex of relationships and senior-level attention and execution on every transaction. For our company sale/divestiture clients, this approach has helped us to strategically position our clients to a broad base of potential buyers (including those not immediately obvious to all parties), enabling us to exceed expectations for consideration and service received. For our buy side clients, our broad relationships allow us to present proprietary acquisition targets that enable those clients access to strategic targets.
Key components of our M&A services include:
- Sell-side Representation
- Buy-side Representation
- Management Buyouts
First Hill’s principals have held leadership positions in the venture, private equity and debt placement functions for a variety of firms. This background has created an extensive network of investors interested in all components of our client’s capital structure ranging from senior and subordinated debt to venture capital and private equity. Moreover, these relationships enable us to maximize the strategic value of a financing partner, while minimizing our clients’ cost of capital. Additionally, these capital providers have come to value First Hill’s domain knowledge in bringing them opportunities that are relevant to each of their focus areas. In short, they see differentiated transactions from us.
Key components of our capital formation services include.
- Equity Placements
- Debt Placements
- Strategic Investments
- Inside Round Valuation
Unlike many transaction-only based investment banks, First Hill takes a longer-term view of its relationships with its clients with its Advisory Board business. This business was created based on demand from many of our reference clients who have started, or taken over senior roles, at new companies. In doing so, we have been asked to take on a strategic advisory role with those companies, in many of the roles mentioned below. Our success with these clients has created this component of our platform, which is now a key component of the First Hill product offering.
Key Advisory Board Services include:
- Outsourced Business / Corporate Development
- Corporate Strategy and Positioning
- Auditor and Advisor Selection
- CFO Services