Exceptional Results
Delivered

Meridian was outstanding at resolving complex issues throughout the entire acquisition process. The team demonstrated an excellent understanding of our industry and the issues that would be important to potential investors.  They instilled confidence among all the parties with their creativity and professionalism

– Regan Cooper – Emanuel Geraldo – President

Meridian’s experience in identifying potential buyers, presenting our company to maximize value and negotiating the final terms of the sale helped to make a potentially stressful situation much easier. I contribute the success of our sale to the team at Meridian and their professionalism

– John Nyberg – Imaginetics, Inc. – President

Meridian was an excellent partner in taking our business to market. They were highly knowledgeable of the transaction process and helped us immeasurably to understand an unfamiliar process. The entire Meridian staff was outstanding and their leadership was a critical factor in a very successful transaction for the shareholders Burton Saw

– Duncan McLean – Burton Saw – President

Meridian’s ability to overcome many of the challenges encountered during a cross border deal proved to be invaluable throughout the transaction. We could not have accomplished this sale without the expert guidance we received from Meridian

– Dave Ederer – Procesos Termicos – Co-owner

Our difference

Meridian has served as a trusted advisor to business owners of leading middle market companies on complex corporate finance, M&A and strategic challenges for over 20 years.  We are committed to helping our clients achieve exceptional results. With a unique combination of financial, transaction and operational professionals on your side, you know you are getting the return you have earned.

Deep Industry Insights

Meridian’s dedicated industry teams and thought leadership across the consumer products, aerospace, tech-enabled business services and healthcare sectors arm our clients with knowledge of the latest industry dynamics, valuation trends and investor preferences.

Tailored Service, Strategic Execution

We understand that each business owner faces unique challenges that require customized solutions.  Meridian tailors each engagement to the specific needs of our clients.  Meridian’s success is driven by its end-to-end commitment to execution.

200+ Transactions closed by Meridian professionals.
92% Transactions closed at or above initial valuation.

Team Expertise

Meridian’s team consists of seasoned professionals with backgrounds across a variety of disciplines, including finance, operations, tax, accounting and legal.  We provide clients with the expertise and senior-level attention required to attain the optimal solution.

Insights

Industry Research | Consumer Products

Consumer M&A Snapshot – Spring 2016

In addition to covering general consumer industry trends, this Spring 2016 Snapshot provides in-depth analysis of four key consumer segments: 1) housewares, 2) food & beverage, 3) apparel, accessories and footwear, and 4) outdoor and recreation.

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Industry Research | Aerospace

Aerospace M&A Snapshot – Summer 2015

The Q2 2015 Aerospace M&A Snapshot provides an in-depth look at private equity investment activity and valuations, automation trends, and recent drivers of engine component supplier transactions.

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Areas of expertise

Consumer Products

  • Children’s Products
  • Food & Beverage
  • Footwear & Apparel
  • Gift & Accessories
  • Housewares
  • Outdoor & Recreational Products
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Aerospace

  • Precision Machining and Fabrication
  • Subassemblies
  • Consulting, Engineering & Design Services
  • Avionics
  • Automation & Tooling
  • Finishing Processing & Manufacturing Support
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Technology

  • Data Center & Cloud Solutions
  • Consulting & Staffing
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Tech-Enabled Business Services
  • Digital Media & Marketing
  • Telecommunications
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Industrials

  • Building Materials
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Logistics
  • Specialty Chemicals & Materials
  • Industrial Services
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Healthcare

  • Healthcare Services
  • Medical Devices
  • Equipment & Supplies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
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Manufacturing

  • Electronics
  • Engineered Components & Systems
  • Equipment
  • Plastics
  • Precision Manufacturing & Fabrication
  • Test & Measurement
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Recent deals

Recapitalized by

Classic Accessories, Inc.

Classic Accessories is the leading designer and distributor of innovative textile products that cover, protect and organize outdoor gear in North America.

Transaction Description

Recapitalized by CID Capital, LLC, an Indianapolis-based private equity firm focused on investments in middle market consumer companies.

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

USA

Buyer Country

USA

Client Location

Kent, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

Mold Rite, Inc.

Mold Rite is a leading custom plastic injection molding manufacturer for the aerospace, healthcare and consumer markets including in-house tooling, building class 103 to 101 injection molds, custom injection molding utilizing the latest technology, contract manufacturing and assembly.

Transaction Description

Acquired by Sound-Rite Plastics, Ltd, an injection molding company based in Idaho.

Industry Sector

Healthcare & Life Sciences, Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

USA

Buyer Country

USA

Client Location

Woodinville, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

J&M Machine LLC

J&M is a Tier II supplier of precision machined metallic parts and assemblies for the global aerospace industry.

Transaction Description

Acquired by Accurus Aerospace Corporation, a portfolio company of Libery Hall Capital Partners.

Industry Sector

Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

USA

Buyer Country

USA

Client Location

Renton, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

Northwest Landscape Services

Leading regional provider of commercial landscaping and facility maintenance services.

Transaction Description

Acquired by Monarch Holdings, a portfolio company of One Rock Capital Partners

Industry Sector

Business Services, Industrials

Target Country

USA

Buyer Country

USA

Client Location

Woodinville, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Contact

Bruce Pym

t: (206) 224-6158
e: bpym@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Burton Saw and Supply

Manufacturer and distributor of consumable products and equipment including saws, saw tips, abrasives and replacement machine parts to saw mills’ filing rooms

Transaction Description

Acquired by Pfingsten Partners

Industry Sector

Industrials, Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Eugene, OR

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Emanuel Geraldo

Supplier of fashion-oriented winter apparel accessories for young women and girls

Transaction Description

Merger with Jacob Ash Holdings

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

Canada

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Montreal, Canada

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Fasteners, Inc.

Distributor of fasteners and industrial supplies

Transaction Description

Acquired by Fastenal Company (Nasdaq:FAST)

Industry Sector

Industrials

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Spokane, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Growth Equity and Capital Raises

Mobile Tool Management

Provider of portable automation tools and software systems

Transaction Description

Growth Financing Provided by Craft3

Industry Sector

Industrials, Aerospace

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

N/A

Client Location

Mukilteo, WA

Transaction Type

Growth Equity and Capital Raises

Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Contact

Bruce Pym

t: (206) 224-6158
e: bpym@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by
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Old World Christmas

Designer and distributor of an extensive collection of blown glass Christmas ornaments, table top figurines, vintage-style light covers and nostalgic greeting cards

Transaction Description

Acquired by Gladstone Investment Corporation

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Spokane, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

Procesos Termicos

Supplier of precision machining, sheet metal, hydro forming, special processing and heat treat processes to the aerospace industry

Transaction Description

Acquired by Noranco

Industry Sector

Industrials, Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

Mexico

Buyer Country

Canada

Client Location

Monterrey, Mexico

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

Dynamics Ceramic Limited

Manufacturer of resistant material components for aerospace and industrial applications.

Transaction Description

Acquired by CoorsTek, Inc.

Industry Sector

Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

UK

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

East Midlands, UK

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by
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Imaginetics, Inc.

Supplier of fashion-oriented winter apparel accessories for young women and girls

Transaction Description

Exclusive advisors with BGL to the shareholders of Emanuel Geraldo

Industry Sector

Aerospace, Manufacturing

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

United States

Client Location

Auburn, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired by

Etonic

Branded athletic shoes sold by Lotto

Transaction Description

Acquired by AL&S Weisfeld Group

Industry Sector

Consumer

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Italy

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

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