Acquest Can Lead The Way

About our Services

The M&A transaction process is highly demanding and without the right advisor you can lose your way. If industry research, marketing, positioning, timing, confidentiality, buyer contact and negotiation are mishandled, opportunities will be missed.

Acquest’s senior partners work on every client engagement from beginning to end, bringing a wealth of experience in deal execution and negotiation as well as wise counsel in business operations and strategy. The firm provides independent, unbiased M&A advice to clients.   We are accustomed to complex engagements and have extensive experience in industry consolidations and their attendant integration issues.

Acquest has a demonstrated record of developing proprietary transactions for our buy-side clients.  The firm’s partners are proficient at research and outreach to owners of companies that are not on the market driving exceptional opportunities and value for our clients.  We believe that a one-on-one negotiation with a high quality target company has far greater rewards than does participation in banker represented sell-side auction processes.  Given clear criteria, Acquest will deliver attractive proprietary opportunities.

The private market for lower middle market M&A transactions is inefficient.  Our knowledge of, and access to, strategic and financial buyers brings the best—and often unknown to the seller—buyers to the table.  Foreign buyers often see greater value in a particular company that do domestic competitors; over 50 of our successful transactions have involved a non-US entity.  We are veterans at seeking out the best buyers on a global basis.  Whether it be a targeted approach to handful of carefully vetted buyers or broad based auction process, Acquest stands ready to serve our clients wishes.

Acquest provides capital formation services. We assist in determining an optimal capital structure, and act to obtain for our clients the appropriate products ranging from senior bank lines to junior capital including mezzanine finance and equity capital. Acquest has extensive relationships with lenders and equity providers across the country.  Our relationships go beyond well-known financial institutions and extend to non-traditional lenders, hedge funds, and family offices.

Acquest’s principals have senior-level operating experience and transactional exposure to a broad range of industries.  Acquest can assist its clients in a variety of advisory capacities and at levels of involvement that may include financial and operational restructuring, independent directorships or simply providing an independent, third-party perspective for the board.
Acquest provides expert witness services in certain industries, particularly with respect to valuations.   We also perform valuations in connection with M&A assignments.