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While the future of economic recovery and M&A deal-making remains uncertain, now more than ever - preparation is key.
BCMS is pleased to announce the recent sale of Smartschoolsplus, Inc. to Educational Services, Inc.
While it is not business as usual, we know that this too will pass. We are open for business and we are here to help.
BCMS, a leading middle market sell-side advisory firm, is pleasedto announce the recent sale of Boomerang Laboratories, Inc. (“Boomerang”) to Guy & O’Neill, Inc. (“Guy & O’Neill), a portfolio company of Centre Partners Management LLC.
The time ahead will be dynamic. While nobody capitalizes on all opportunities, the most successful people are prepared. Be one of those people.
When it comes to an M&A transaction, it’s not just the cards you hold. It’s how you play the hand.
The best advice directly from owners who have successfully sold their business.
Looking ahead to the end of the year and 2020, caution and advanced planning are certainly advised.
More than 50 companies on average changed hands every day in the third quarter of 2019 in North America
BCMS has won M&A Deal of the Year ($25 –50 million) at the 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards held on November 19th, 2019.
H2O Innovation has acquired Genesys International to strengthen its speciality chemicals line of products and broaden its range of application, in a transaction led by M&A advisor BCMS.
BCMS interviews former business owners who share their advice on The One Thing they would tell another business owner.
BCMS, a specialist middle market sell-side advisory firm, is pleased to announce the recent sale of A.B.C. Roofing, Co. (“ABC Roofing”) to Tecta America (“Tecta”).
Tailwinds and Headwinds for Middle Market M&A in North America
M&A deal making in North America remained healthy during the first half of 2019, reaching its highest value and one of its highest volumes since H2 2015
BCMS, a specialist middle market sell-side advisory firm, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Nothing Specific, Inc. and Never Surrender, Inc., collectively “Nothing Specific,” to Trevco, Inc.
Healthcare spending will account for as much as 20% of GDP in 2019. This growth has attracted significant capital. All the while, the industry is going through some major changes.
Recently, one of our colleagues at BCMS Israel, Hilit Ben-Zvi, was recognised as an extraordinary woman leader in a prominent Israeli publication, Haaretz.
BCMS, a specialist middle market sell-side advisory firm, is pleased to announce the recent sale of its client, Farris Enterprises Inc. (d.b.a. “Mammoth Restoration and Cleaning”) to FirstService Corporation.
NextGen Growth Partners announces the acquisition and merger of Jacobs Marketing Group, LLX (and Dealer 121 LLC.
Valsoft has acquired XLDent, a Minnesota-based leader in the dental practice management software market, in a deal advised by BCMS.
This article also appears on my M&A blog on Forbes.
Central States Trucking (CST) has acquired Dallas-based Southwest Freight Distributors (Southwest) in its latest move to expand its market-leading position.
Radius Track has sold its jobsite framing tools and hand-bendable framing product lines to Simpson Strong-Tie, has sold its jobsite framing tools and hand-bendable framing product lines to Simpson Strong-Tie.
BCMS has won Private Equity Deal of the Year ($10 – 50 million) at the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards held on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.
Spitfire Creative Technologies has acquired Green Hippo, a developer and manufacturer of award-winning media servers and digital display products with offi
We are delighted to announce that BCMS has again been selected as a finalist in three categories of this year’s M&A Awards given by The M&A Advisor
Southwire has acquired Garvin Industries of Franklin Park, Illinois - a 120-year-old manufacturer of electrical, lighting and low voltage products - in a deal advised by BCMS.
New partnership set to broaden available services to UK and Ireland-based clients and strengthen both companies’ global footprint
You are selling your business, and all of your ducks are in a row.
Fastener Distribution Holdings (“FDH”), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity, announced it has acquired Blue Sky Industries (“Blue Sky”), a Monterey Park, California-based distributor of c-class parts to aerospace and defense MRO and OEM customers.
Shepard, an event production company, has announced the acquisition of Northern Virginia-based Production Associates.
We are delighted to announce that the BCMS-advised merger of Aergo Solutions LLC and Citadel Outsource Group, LLC was recognized as Deal of the Year ($10 – $25 million) at the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.
We are delighted to announce that BCMS has again been selected as a finalist in four categories of the highly respected M&A Awards given annually by The M&A Advisor
BCMS has made a donation to the American Red Cross, in support of relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey.
In June 2017, Aergo Solutions LLC (“Aergo”) and Citadel Outsource Group, LLC (“Citadel”), a portfolio company of Northstar Capital LLC (“Northstar”), announced that they have merged to create one of the preeminent revenue cycle technology and serv
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The BCMS-advised sale of Allworld Exhibitions to UBM plc has won the M&A Deal of the Year (US$250m-$500m) at the 9th Annual International M&A Awards. The ceremony was held on June 12th at the New
In this video, BCMS Corporate CEO Bob Goldsmith reflects on healthcare industry dynamics that drive corporate acquisition decisions.
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UL, a global safety science leader headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, USA, has announced the acquisition of Safeware Quasar Limited, a UK-based market leader in chemical regulatory compliance software and consultancy solutions.
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Ritz Safety is proud to announce the acquisition of Public Works Supply Inc. in Donald, Oregon, effective May 1, 2016.
The Business Owners Council is a national network of top performing entrepreneurs in regional groups coast-to-coast. Our CEO Bob Goldsmith is a regular host for BOC events, and in March 2016 the Council profiled Bob.
A revealing new video interview with BCMS CEO Steve Dally is now live and available to watch on The Telegraph’s website
Leading Swedish IT distributor Swedeltaco has acquired UAB AG Trade – a leading Lithuanian distributor of home appliances and consumer electronics in a deal advised by BCMS.
Norway’s Norlandia Care Group has acquired Dutch childcare operator KindeX in a deal advised by BCMS.
Murray & Roberts has acquired Aquamarine Water Treatment for R28m ($1.8m) in a deal advised by BCMS Xigo.
Exco Technologies Limited has completed the acquisition of Automotive Leather Company Group (ALC) in a deal worth C$17.3m ($13m).
AVK, a Danish valve manufacturer, has bought a majority stake in South Africa’s Premier Valves Group (PVG) for R100m ($6.5m), enabling its AVK SA subsidiary to be compliant with a new South African law requiring state-owned companies to bu
Following approval from South Africa’s Competitions Commission, RAD Phambili Interface has been acquired by Bidvest Electrical (Voltex) – a subsidiary of the Johannesburg-listed Bidvest Group.
Enigma Telematics of the UK has merged with Italy’s Viasat Group to create a leading pan-European business serving the fleet and insurance industries.
Dutch technical and safety equipment distributor NOMAG BV has been acquired by Destil BV – part of Ets Descours & Cabaud – in a transaction advised by leading SME M&A advisor BCMS.
Polish industrial glue specialist Termolan has been sold to Germany’s Bühnen Group in a deal advised by BCMS.
South African consumer packaging specialist Flexible Packaging Converters (Pty) Ltd has completed the sale of a 55% shareholding in the company to international acquirers Packages Ltd of Pakistan.
Pretoria’s AQS Liquid Transfer sold to major European pump distributor AxFlow Deal safeguards more than 100 jobs Continuing overseas interest in South African SMEs
SuperCom (SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc.
Over the past few decades Taiwan has experienced strong economic growth, which has led to the formation of a large number of family-owned SMEs.
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Whatever business you’re in, it’s not a case of where you go from here, but how you grow from here.
AMSTERDAM – for immediate release Amsterdam-based food equipment manufacturer ABAR Automation BV has been sold to Dutch industrial group Hydratec Industries NV, in a deal advised by international M&A advisor BCMS.
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Carrollton, Texas – Wednesday, June 03, 2015 – Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a leading provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, announced today it has acquired Multico-Online from Multico Rating Systems Incor
BCMS is delighted to announce that the recent management buy-in of Cooper Callas Ltd has been nominated as Deal of the Year (sub-£25m) in the forthcoming Thames Valley deal awards.
BCMS announced seven transactions in April, following one of the strongest first quarters in the company’s history.
BCMS is pleased to announce that the acquisition of Tew Engineering Ltd by L.B. Foster Company has been announced as a finalist in the 7th Annual International M&A Awards.
San Jose, CA, March 19, 2015 – RESA Power Solutions, the market leader in life extension solutions for power distribution equipment, has acquired Transformer Testing and Repairs, Inc. based in Fairfield, California.
TV studio equipment supplier Argosy acquired by US firm IEWC in BCMS business sale Argosy clients include BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera and Discovery Specialist advisor BCMS advises Argosy in latest AV industry M&A deal
Precise Component Manufacture Limited (PCML), a UK-based precision engineering and manufacturing business, is pleased to announce that it has completed an agreement pursuant to which funds managed by Blauvelt Capital Partners, a North American pri
NEW YORK – March 25, 2015 – BCMS Capital Advisors LLC, a market leader in the sale of privately owned companies, announced today that it advised Love Court Reporting, Inc. in its sale to Veritext Corp., a portfolio company of Investcorp.
BCMS is pleased to announce that the acquisition of Tew Engineering Ltd by L.B. Foster Company has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 7th Annual International M&A Awards.
Israeli business daily Globes covers the opening of our new office in Israel.
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Thermon Group Holdings has acquired Cape Town heating controls supplier Unitemp in a deal advised by BCMS Xigo.
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BCMS is the lead financial advisor for the “Corporate / Strategic Acquisition of the Year” at the inaugural 2014 International Financial Forum Dealmaker’s Awards
SALT CREEK CAPITAL ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF APARTMENT DATA SERVICES
We are pleased to announce that in April 2014, The Frances Frith Collection entered into a licensing agreement with Ancestry.com. BCMS Capital Advisors LLC acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to The Francis Frith Collection.
UK military helmet manufacturer acquired by Nasdaq-listed US group HISL a key supplier of F35 fighter jet program with a US subsidiary
On June 26, 2014, more than 100 leading private equity and advisory professionals convened at The Time Life Building in New York City to discuss the current Private Equity market and how to navigate through changing environments.
Poole-based technology manufacturer acquired by leading British plc. Acquisition extends Ultra Electronics’ capabilities in the nuclear sector worldwide.
National industrial group acquires Bath-headquartered engineering firm. Acquisition part of Ainscough Industrial Group Ltd’s strategy of diversification and expansion.
Calgary, Canada, May 29, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Equicapita Income Trust (“Equicapita”, the “Fund”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Metercor Inc. by an affiliate of the Fund.
Electri-Cord Manufacturing Company of Westfield PA is pleased to announce the acquisition of ORM Incorporated located in Northborough, MA.
Acquisition to augment domain knowledge and high level capabilities in Oil & Gas Engineering and delivery footprint in Texas, Oklahoma & Singapore
NEW YORK, December 23, 2013 – High Road Capital Partners (www.highroadcap.com) announced today that its portfolio company Accurate Components & Fasteners has completed the acquisition of All Tool Sales,
ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of The Parks Johnson Agency of Lake City, Florida. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
[CHELMSFORD, MA – October 2, 2013] Spectro Scientific, a leading Chelmsford, Mass.-based developer and manufacturer of analytical tools and software for the industrial performance fluids market, today announced it has purchased Wilks Enterprise,
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Griffin Engineering & Technical Services, Inc., a licensed engineering firm specializing in engineering field services, by Gannett Fleming.
IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX) has acquired FTL Seals Technology (“FTL”) a leader in the design and application of high integrity rotary seals, specialty bearings and other custom products for the oil & gas, mining, power generation and marine m
RBC acquires the Athena Energy Group to expand existing commodities business into Québec Announces new name of RBC Natural Gas Services Inc.
Los Angeles, CA (April 29, 2013) – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Pacific Abrasive Supply Company (PASCO), an abrasive belt and disc converter, by Camel Grinding Wheel (CGW).
Effective March 14, 2013 – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of ASL Holdings Limited, a data communications specialist in Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions within the utility sector by Halma Water Management, a division of Hal
Acquisition Adds Three Consumer Health Publications to its Wellness Group
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Next Communications, Inc., a full-service integrated business-to-business marketing communications (IMC) company, by GLS Companies, Inc.
New York, NY (October 15, 2012) – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Aluminum Alloys, Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum sand castings for industrial OEMs, by Canerector, Inc.
Effective August 23, 2012 – BCMS Corporate has finalized the sale of software company Micro Nav Ltd., a global market leading specialist developer of air traffic control simulation software and training systems to Quadrant Group.
Effective August 20, 2012 – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Los Altos Pharmacy, Inc., an independent, family owned and operated, full-service, integrative health-care pharmacy, by Safeway, Inc. (NYSE: SWY).
The acquisition of BioMedCom Consultants allows LA-SER Group to expand its presence in Canada, complementing U.S. strategic consulting offering
Fort Worth, TX (June 26, 2012) – BCMS Corporate is proud to announce the completion of Leif Associates, Inc., a health care actuarial consulting firm, by Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP).
Effective May 29, 2012 - International M&A specialist BCMS Corporate has completed the transatlantic sale of niche power supply product distributor Campbell Collins to TTI, Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Calgary, AB (May 25, 2012) – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Applied Management Consultants, Ltd., a healthcare consulting and business intelligence firm, by TELUS Health Solutions (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU).
Calgary, AB (May 30, 2012) – BCMS Corporate is proud to announce the acquisition of G&A Lock Service Ltd., a successful lock and security business, to by William Knell & Company Limited (Knell’s).
Fort Worth, TX (May 10, 2012) – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Volant Solutions, Inc., a software development and consulting firm focused on the upstream Exploration and Production (E&P) industry, to TGS-NOPEC Geophys
Calgary, AB (March 31, 2012) – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of TARM Inc. (Trusted Asset Recovery Management), a full-service asset management and disposition provider, to The Apex Group.
Alexander "Lex" Colley, BCMS Deal Leader - New York
Fort Worth, TX (January 18, 2012) – BCMS Corporate is proud to announce the acquisition of Pacific Walk-In Clinic, an urgent care and occupational medicine clinic, to U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group.
Effective December 8, 2011 – BCMS Corporate, an international middle market M&A advisor, announces the sale of Polymer Research Corporation (PRC) to GEO Specialty Chemicals.
BCMS Corporate Advises on the Investment in a Leading US based Designer and Distributor of Branded Women's Eveningwear
New York, NY – BCMS Corporate is proud to announce the sale of Carleton Rescue Equipment Limited to Mission Safety. BCMS Corporate acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Carleton Rescue Equipment.
Effective October 31, 2011
International M&A specialist BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the sale of educational book supplier Storysack Limited, together with sister company Articles of Faith to Demco Europe Limited.
Effective September 13, 2011 – BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the successful sale of MPC Data Ltd, a key technology partner for OEMs in the embedded software field, to BSQUARE Corporation.
From April to June this year, the value of global technology M&A almost doubled to $52bn, up from $27bn, according to a recent Ernst & Young report.
Effective August 25, 2011
BCMS Corporate, an international M&A specialist, is proud to announce the sale of Eccentric Pumps, LLC to Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) as of April 8, 2011.
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the sale of Pine Valley Power, Inc. to Pike Electric Corporation (NYSE: PIKE).
Experts claim that reputation is one of the main drivers of value in companies, calling for it to be reported as an intangible asset.
As the global economy recovers, corporate strategies will turn from deliberate cash preservation to aggressive growth and expansion this year, according to the American Express/CFO Research Global Business & Spending Monitor.
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Northpointe Institute for Public Management, Inc. by Volaris Systems, an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX:CSU) effective May 3, 2011.
Robert Goldsmith, President & CEO of BCMS Corporate North America, was recently interviewed on the firm’s recent successes using AxialMarket – an industry leading web-based platform connecting buyers and sellers of multimillion-dollar deals.
Before we dive into methods of business valuation, we should start with a basic discussion about what value means and why we can, or even want to, rely on business valuation methods.
It is well understood that knowing your customers is the key to a successful product or service. Selling a business is no different.
International M&A specialist, BCMS Corporate, has completed the sale of a sonar technology provider, Sonavision, to Nortek AS for an undisclosed fee.
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the sale of Optimum Lighting, LLC to Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG).
International M&A specialist BCMS Corporate has completed the sale of diagnostic kit manufacturer Microgen Bioproducts to Lab 21.
International M&A specialist, BCMS Corporate, has completed the sale of Churchill Filestore, a record management company, to the PHS Group.
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the sale of Aircon Energy, LLC to OpTerra Energy Group, Inc., a portfolio company of GFI Energy Group (GFI) of Oaktree Capital Management.
Ask yourself this question: “Is dying at your desk the best that you can do with the rest of your life?” If you answer “no”, then congratulations, you just started to break your version of Owner’s Block.
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Condominium First Management Services by FirstService Corporate.
Spur Information Solutions, a United Kingdom-based maker of computer software used for parking enforcement, such as at paid lots and meter spaces.
In the ownership of a company there are few things as important as its sale. Selling a business gives the seller the opportunity to monetize decades of hard work and will hopefully result in the seller receiving a significant amount of money.
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of AccueTrust Securities, Inc. by Zentra Computer Technologies, Inc.
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Seawather Marine and Aviation Services by Survitec Group.
BCMS Corporate is pleased to announce the acquisition of Brooksight by WasteCare.
There are many different structures for a deal, and as any BCMS Deal Leader will tell you, no two deals done are ever exactly the same.
Misaligned thinking and actions at the early stages of considering a sale can account for many acquisition failures. Determination to address the following four issues will have a major influence on achieving a successful outcome. These are:
BCMS Corporate engages several different types of buyers when we take a company to market. Typically we identify strategic companies and private equity groups, but we do also come across individual investors.
Because of the vendor warranties and indemnities contained in the “Sale and Purchase Agreement” and subsequent “Disclosure Letter”, some buyers and their advisers are overly reliant on them as a replacement for a thorough consideration of the meri
Though not of their making, family firms will play a vital role in the economic recovery from the current recession – they are major contributors of new job and wealth creation.
Without a doubt, China will continue to grow in importance both politically and economically. A day rarely passes now where China is not featured in the news and business section headlines – how can companies develop opportunities in China?
The sale of a business prompts business owners to review lots of documents such as income statements, client lists, and vendor billing reports. For some, working through the accounts with an M&A Advisor prompts the first review in years.
I work with many business owners in California and throughout the rest of the U.S. and Canada, a common thread I hear is “why would anyone want to do business in the Golden State right now?”
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