MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
EXPERT ADVICE IN COMPLEX TRANSACTIONS
Merger & Acquisition advice is the core of Solomon Partners’ advisory services. Our bankers have unparalleled M&A track records in the sectors they cover, providing comprehensive strategic solutions, tailored to generate long-term shareholder value.
In addition to our core coverage sectors, we have dedicated M&A bankers specializing in complex public and private M&A, cross-border assignments and activist defense.
Solomon Partners’ merger & acquisition services include:
- Evaluating financial and strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value
- Developing appropriate merger & acquisition strategies and criteria
- Executing on sales and strategic divestitures
- Providing expert valuation analyses
- Advising on strategy, structuring, timing and transaction negotiations
Served as financial advisor to Wilshire on its launch of Wilshire Indexes, and its strategic partnership with SGX group and the Financial Times
Served as exclusive financial advisor to Imperfect Foods on its sale to Misfits Market
Served as financial advisor to Freeman Spogli on its partnership with NearU Services
Served as financial advisor providing a fairness opinion to the Board of CC Neuberger
Served as exclusive financial advisor to Pacific Outdoor Advertising on the sale of its Portland portfolio and other assets aggregating ~1000 displays to OUTFRONT Media
Served as financial advisor to York Private Equity on its acquisition of Healthcare Linen Services Group
Served as financial advisor to The Save Mart Companies on its sale to Kingswood Capital Management
Served as financial advisor to CIBC on its acquisition of the Costco Canada credit card portfolio from Capital One
Solomon Partners served as financial advisor to Propex on its sale to Solmax
Served as financial advisor to Price Chopper / Market 32 on its merger with Tops Markets
Served as financial advisor to Oaktree Transportation Infrastructure Fund on its sale of its majority stake in Ports America
Served as exclusive financial advisor to Panalgo on its sale to MMIT & Evaluate, a Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Hg portfolio company
Served as financial advisor to EDF on the Sale of its 49.99% Interest in CENG, a 4.0 GW nuclear portfolio located in PJM and NYISO, to Exelon for net proceeds of $885 million
Served as exclusive financial advisor to PVH Corp. on its sale of certain intellectual property and other assets of its Heritage Brands business to Authentic Brands Group
Serving as financial advisor to I Squared Capital on its pending acquisition of KIO Networks
Serving as financial advisor to Hawaiki on its sale to BW Group
Served as financial advisor to Ares and Oaktree on the Sale of their 28% Combined Interest in Linden Cogeneration, a 972 MW Combined Cycle Cogeneration Facility in NYISO Zone J
Served as financial advisor to Foris on its sale to Alight Media
Served as financial advisor to Wyyerd on its growth equity raise from The Carlyle Group
Served as financial advisor to Ridgewood Infrastructure on its investment into Environmental Infrastructure Partners
Served as co-financial advisor to Red Lobster on its refinancing of existing credit facilities
Advised Investor Group on its Acquisition of Wilshire Associates
Served as sole financial advisor to PayBright on its sale to Affirm
Served as sole financial advisor to Mattress Firm on its amendment of its consumer financing partnership with Synchrony Financial
CROSS-BORDER M&A CAPABILITIES
As companies increasingly operate in a global landscape, acquisition activity beyond local borders is often contemplated as a means to grow market share and expand one’s customer base. Whether the goal is to pursue international acquisitions or raise capital in foreign markets, we are uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive strategic and financing solutions, and leverage a global network to yield optimal results.
SOLOMON PARTNERS AND NATIXIS: SEAMLESS CROSS-BORDER M&A COORDINATION
As an independently operated affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE and a top 20 global bank, we bring seamless coordination to all cross-border assignments – leveraging M&A expertise, financing capabilities and relationship networks in key locations worldwide and across industry sectors.
- 300+ M&A Professionals with Corporate & Investment Banking offices throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific
- Top bankers in local geographic coverage areas who pair industry expertise with local knowledge, perspective and relationships
- Capital raising for acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, restructurings and recapitalizations
- Significant cross-border transaction experience complemented by multi-currency funding capabilities
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STRATEGIC ADVICE FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Solomon Partners advises boards of directors and management teams on their vulnerability to, and defense from, shareholder activism and unsolicited or hostile takeover bids.
We monitor and track activist activity to keep clients informed of evolving demands and new potential threats. Our work combines a strategic and financial evaluation of a client’s alternatives for enhancing shareholder value with a careful review and consideration of a client’s governance profile.
Specific services within our scope of work typically include:
- Assessing corporate defenses and areas of vulnerability
- Reviewing and analyzing alternatives such as divestitures, stock repurchase, dividend, or going-private transactions
- Advising on preventative measures and preparing a “response playbook” for unsolicited approaches
- Coordinating between government specialists, proxy solicitation, financial public relations and legal counsel
- Educating boards of directors on the current activist environment
GLOBAL EXPERTISE FROM OUR NATIXIS PARTNERSHIP
Today, Solomon Partners is an independently-run affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, a top ten European and top 20 global bank. Our partnership provides our clients with global coverage across the Americas, EMEA and APAC.