de Visscher & Co. assists clients in providing
for shareholder liquidity through strategic mergers and acquisitions,
joint ventures, asset divestitures, company sales and recapitalizations.
We offer our clients in domestic and international
markets our extensive transaction experience and a thorough understanding
of the issues facing family owned and closely-held companies.
Special Transaction services include:
- Private Equity and Patient Capital Sourcing
- Acquisitions for Strategic Growth
- Joint Ventures
- Divestiture of Assets or Corporate Subsidiaries
- Company Sales
- Corporate Restructuring
- Valuation Services
- Corporate Recapitalizations
Strategic Valuation for a Family-owned Premier Branded Product
de Visscher acted as exclusive financial advisor to Teddy and Arthur Edelman, Limited (“Edelman Leather”), the world’s premier branded luxury leather provider in the four major niche markets – high-end residential interiors, corporate interiors, hospitality and private executive aviation.
Teddy and Arthur Edelman had founded and developed an international business providing exceptional product quality and service to its luxury markets and well-recognized customer base. Primary ownership of the business had been transferred to the second generation under the leadership of their son John as President. Given its strong continued growth, the company had received expressions of interest from potential strategic as well as financial purchasers and the shareholders decided to obtain professional investment banking advice. de Visscher was selected from several firms, given its experience in maximizing shareholder value for family-owned businesses, as well as its domestic and international contact network.
We conducted a carefully focused sale assignment on a tight timeline, contacting a selected number of potentially interested parties. The ultimate purchaser provided a very strategic fit with clear synergistic benefits and an ongoing key role for the management team and employees. As a result of the process and the company’s growth record with continuing strong financial results, the shareholders received the appropriate premium level of valuation for their business. In addition, the family felt that they had passed the quality reputation of their business into good hands.
“de Visscher & Co. took time to learn the company’s business and potential and to understand the shareholders’ objectives. As a result, we worked smoothly together throughout the process, driving the transaction forward while the management team continued to produce strong operating results.”
John Edelman, President
Teddy and Arthur Edelman, Limited
Below are some clients for whom we provided Mergers and Acquistion Services: