"Founders Investment Banking is dedicated to operating, at all times, under the ideal of the Golden Rule. As our guiding principal this simple assertion—"do unto others as you would have them do unto you"—encapsulates who we are and how we serve our clients."
The need for advisory services is rarely more pronounced than in the middle market, where a company's size typically limits its ability to staff a fully developed internal corporate development function. This need is then further compounded by the lack of high quality and capable advisory firms that are willing and qualified to address the requirements of middle market firms. In fact, due to size and geography, many great companies are unable to attract the time and attention of large Wall Street firms. Led by a management team with an entrepreneurial history, Founders was built on a vision to serve these companies with a Wall-Street level of sophistication and service, but with an emphasis on trust and relationship that comes with living and working in the markets that we serve. Accordingly, the firm and our professionals are especially well-equipped to understand, diagnose and successfully resolve the unique corporate finance issues and challenges that face companies and real estate owners in the middle market. Whether it be providing advisory services to owners of privately held companies or internet/web media properties realizing maximum value for owners of income-producing investment real estate, Founders is positioned to deliver results.
The firm was founded and is based in Birmingham, Alabama, which is a reflection of our dedication to deliver the highest level of service to companies, executives and owners that may have historically been underserved with respect to corporate financial advisory. Our leadership team believes that companies and properties in Alabama and other “below the radar” markets throughout the Southeast can significantly benefit from our services throughout their respective lifecycles. We have also discovered that regardless of geographical location, companies in certain industries—such as energy, technology, and healthcare—find additional benefit from our focus on the differentiated trends and underlying fundamentals that drive their businesses. Reflective of our personal and professional backgrounds and our dedication to the companies within these targeted geographical and industry vertical markets, our team will continue to sharply focus our efforts in these areas.
As a key piece of our corporate culture, our team also believes strongly in investing in our community through time, energy and financial resources. Our professionals are all involved in a variety of civic endeavors, ranging from supporting an inner-city family home for girls to helping build a long-term living community for adults with disabilities. These efforts will continue to be an integral part of our corporate focus and identity.
Founders Investment Banking’s mission is based upon our most highly valued assets – our clients, our people, our integrity and our faith. The five major tenets of our mission include:
Our professionals have completed a wide array of transactions in a multitude of industries that total over $2 billion in aggregate transaction value. Our team possesses diverse and complementary backgrounds, capabilities and skills that fully meets and addresses our clients' needs. This experience and expertise is supplemented with a strong commitment to investing in and developing information technology systems/tools and process methodologies that enhance our value-added services and provide benefits for our clients. This commitment is evidenced by our in-house proprietary databases and our active involvement and participation in numerous professional organizations associated with our industry.