Middle Market M&A Services That Deliver Results
Expediting the Merger & Acquisition Process
Lyons Solutions is committed to delivering attractive business sale, merger & acquisition options in order to find and close the best deal the market has to offer – a deal which maximizes your return and minimizes risk. We are able to do this quickly and in any business climate.
All of our clients receive a high level of personal attention from our senior merger and acquisition advisors who offer candid advice and manage the delicate personal and business issues inherent in merger & acquisition negotiations and transactions. Our services include:
- Sell-side representation
- Identification of recapitalization options to provide shareholder liquidity
- Divestitures and spin-offs from larger corporations
- Acquisition advisory for buyers
- Assistance in management buyouts
Preparing a Compelling Information Package
The initiation of a business sale, merger or acquisition depends on the seller’s situation and readiness. Because the process often times contains many ups and downs, a business sale, merger or acquisition has a much higher probability of getting done when executed rapidly and when the seller is committed and flexible throughout the process. Sometimes it is necessary to discuss and refine a client’s exit planning strategy with a Lyons Solutions CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor).
Lyons Solutions immediately evaluates each client's company, which includes determining its value, and prepares a compelling, professionally-written information package describing the business. We also design and implement a customer-specific marketing campaign for each business sale, merger or acquisition client that has been proven to fast track all obvious and not-so obvious buyers.
Matching Sellers with Strategic & Financial Buyers
Lyons Solutions keeps a proprietary database of over 1,700 strategic and financial buyers. We also research each assignment for additional prospective buyers by purchasing industry and qualified third-party databases. Our rapid and confidential approach to reaching the largest appropriate buyer market increases the opportunity for success.
From our experience, there’s always a demand for companies that are performing well. Our aggressive marketing programs help find the buyer with the best price, terms and cultural fit. Strategic buyers often place the highest value on a company. We continue to find those high-quality strategic and financial buyers for our sell-side clients.
When growing companies have a long-term need for infusion of capital or shareholders want to monetize a portion of their ownership interest, investment from a private equity group may be a more attractive alternative than an outright sale to a strategic or financial buyer.
Prequalifying Buyers with a Confidentiality Agreement
When contacting a strategic or private equity buyer, a Lyons Solutions merger & acquisition advisor prequalifies the buyer based on its financial resources and level of interest. Confidentiality agreements are executed before the client’s name or other confidential information is disclosed.
Once a confidentiality agreement has been signed, we always follow-up with the key decision makers on both sides of the transaction to move it along in a way that respects everyone’s time.
Negotiating M&A Transactions to Deliver Multiple Opportunities
When negotiating a transaction structure, our focus is to:
- Maximize the after-tax proceeds
- Minimize the cost and risk to our client
- Find the best cultural fit available
During the due diligence and closing stages, we protect our client from unnecessary interruptions and risks. We intercede when necessary to resolve issues that arise. As a result, our clients have been able to choose from a variety of transaction alternatives, producing a success rate of over 90%.
Thinking About Selling Your Business?
Request a private conference or call one of our senior advisors to discuss your situation and options today. We look forward to making the sale of your company an achievable reality for you.
Jack Lyons, CEPA
Founder and President
Florida Office: (941) 497-4700
Mobile: (860) 983-5504
Bill Quish, CEPA
Senior Managing Director
Connecticut Office: (860) 391-8672
Mobile: (860) 916-6723