SM2 represented Sellers in the majority recapitalization of their wireless infrastructure services company to a group of private investors. Managed a complicated transaction in difficult to sell industry at a total valuation 25% above appraised value.
SM2 represented Sellers in the divestiture of their multi-franchise Farm and Implement Dealership in North Central U.S. to an established dealer group. Sold company in less than 4 months on expedited timeline.
SM2 represented the owner/operator in a partnership buyout of their flooring distribution business and sale leaseback of real estate from silent partners. SM2 entered the deal in later stages and successfully negotiated drastically improved deal terms on behalf of their client.
SM2 represented the seller of a large scrap metal feeder yard to a large, private strategic buyer. SM2 negotiated an all cash transaction and secured an employment agreement and benefit package for clients post-closing.
SM2 represented the seller of a national aviation carpet value-added distribution company to a strategic buyer.
SM2 represented the Seller of a multi-franchise European Auto Dealership to strategic buyer.
SM2 represented the buyer of multi-franchise domestic Auto Dealership. Negotiated drastically improved sale price and terms after introduction.
SM2 Advisors, specifically Dan Smith, was the perfect solution for our need to sell a 52-year-old, continually growing business at the necessary time. The search made for the right buyer was impressive…and the time it took was well worth the wait. It was a smooth, efficient and thorough process and the business continued seamlessly throughout the transition. The new owner absorbed the people and processes and has happily and successfully continued to grow the business. We were totally satisfied and impressed with the entire process working with Dan Smith and SM2 Advisors. It was truly a win-win-win experience!"
Controller - Sell-Side Client
Without SM2 Advisors guiding us through the buying process and keeping us on point, a deal likely would have never been struck. It was a pleasure working with Dan and Wes and I am happy to now call both of them my good friends."
Investor in New Car Franchised Auto Dealership - Buy-Side Client
Selling our middle-market family owned business, which had been our life for more than 30 years was a big deal. It was not something we had done before and we knew nothing about how to go about it. We needed an organization with knowledge. We needed someone who could negotiate with the manufacturers we represented. We needed someone we could trust.
What we got from SM2 Advisors was that and so much more! Dan, Wes and their team were with us every step of the way working to understand our needs, listening to our concerns, negotiating on our behalf, and doing everything possible to get the most value for our business. SM2 did not miss a single detail and they cared for us like we were their family through the process. In the beginning, we thought maybe we did not need an M&A Advisor. After all, we had successfully run a business for more than 30 years. We could figure out this process too. But looking back now, it was worth every penny. And if we had to do it over again, we would want SM2 forging the way!
SM2 was amazing to work with. Even the buyer of our business said if he is ever in the market to sell, he wants SM2 on his side!
Thank you Dan, Wes and team for everything you did for us!"
Owner, Heavy Equipment Dealer - Sell-Side Client
We already had a buyer for our companies, but early on we realized that we needed separation in order for the process to proceed smoothly. We called Dan to be the go between because there were many components to manage; Business, Real Estate and Manufacturer Distributors . Dan was previously very diligent in representing a client for a piece of property owned by our company and we felt that he would represent us equally as well during this process. During the 6 months it took, Dan managed a very difficult buyer and exceeded our expectations bringing the highest amount paid at the time for our type of business."
Multi-location, Multi-Franchise Exotic Auto Dealer - Sell-Side Client