Strategic Advisory Services

Our professionals can help management by assisting them with analyzing their current operating and financial status and helping them prepare and strategically plan for the opportunities and risks that face them in the future.

We are often called upon to assist management in evaluating issues and providing strategic advice in areas such as:

  • Organic growth versus growth through acquisitions
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  • Evaluation of strategic options (e.g., sale vs. divestiture vs. capital raise)
  • Going public or remaining private
  • Divestitures and shrinking the balance sheet
  • Navigating the transaction marketing process (developing marketing and offering materials to best
    position and present  the company & opportunity)
  • Organizing and responding to due diligence requests
  • Recapitalization and bankruptcy structures; and
  • Guiding the company through discussions with regulators and shareholders

If you need advice in connection with a transaction, or are just seeking a second opinion from an expert who knows your market and needs, we can help guide you through the questions to ask in developing a plan of action for your business. We work with you to analyze your organization, help you understand your strategic options, and if required, act as your advisor to implement and execute those strategies.

Following are some of the strategic advisory engagements we have worked on for clients:

M&A and Advisory Services

Our investment banking team has represented banks and thrifts across the U.S. on a variety of M&A and advisory engagements, including:

  • Merger and acquisition advisory both on the buy-side and sell-side (mergers, sales, acquisitions)
  • Branch acquisitions and divestitures
  • Bankruptcy related transactions (including 363 transactions)
  • FDIC transactions
  • Strategic advisory services
  • Conversions
  • Fairness opinions
  • Valuations
  • Business and stock valuations
  • Due diligence services
  • Special advisory committee

Capital Markets Services

Our capital markets team has represented banks and thrifts across the U.S. on a variety of capital markets transactions and advisory engagements, including:

  • Private placements of equity and debt
  • Rights offerings
  • Mutual-to-stock thrift conversions
  • Trust Preferred Securities offerings (pooled and alternative placements)
  • PIPE transactions
  • Stock repurchases and buy-backs
  • Other capital raising strategies