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Recent Transactions



Minimizer, LLC received an equity investment from Capital Partners. Minimizer is headquartered in Bloomberg, Minnesota, and a leading manufacturer and distributor of branded heavy-duty truck aftermarket accessories. Minimizer was exclusively advised by principals of Founders Advisors.

  • Seller: Minimizer, LLC
  • Buyer: Capital Partners
  • Industry: Industrials
  • Service: Sell-Side Advisor


United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has acquired Predikto, Inc., an Atlanta-based predictive analytics software company. Predikto is known for its proven cloud-based predictive health maintenance solution, which enables customers to forecast and improve asset reliability with greater certainty.

  • Seller: Predikto
  • Buyer: United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)
  • Industry: Technology
  • Service: Sell-Side Advisor


Principals of Founders represented CovalentWorks, LP in its sale to SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSC). Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CovalentWorks is a leading provider of electronic data interchange services to suppliers and retailers across a wide range of industries.

  • Seller: CovalentWorks, LP
  • Buyer: SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSC)
  • Industry: Technology
  • Service: Sell-Side Advisor


Principals of Founders represented Mustang Energy Services, Inc. in its recapitalization and merger with Extreme Plastics Plus, a portfolio company of Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC. Mustang Energy Services provides containment solutions for oil and gas industry.

  • Seller: Mustang Energy Services, Inc.
  • Buyer: Extreme Plastics Plus, portfolio company of Blue Wolf Capital Partners
  • Industry: Energy
  • Service: Sell-Side Advisor


Principals of Founders represented AMI, a portfolio company of Tampa based KLH Capital, in its recapitalization and merger with SPL, an industry leader in hydrocarbon production measurement services, and a portfolio company of Industrial Growth Partners.

  • Seller: AMI a portfolio company of KLH Capital
  • Buyer: SPL, a portfolio company of IGP
  • Industry: Energy
  • Service: Sell-Side Advisor

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SaaS Market Insights Q4 2018

This edition of the SaaS Market Newsletter includes comments and insights from industry participants; 17 reasons why your SaaS company is not investment grade; valuation and recent transaction data, benchmark operating statistics, and more.

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Founders Opens Houston Office, Hires Seasoned Banker

Founders Advisors has opened a Houston office. This new office, Founders second office in Texas, will focus on serving middle-market energy equipment and service companies. The Houston office will be led by new Founders’ managing director John Sinders, an investment banker with significant transaction experience, including being the lead or co-lead energy banker at Jeffries, RBC and Howard Weil.

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Choosing an M&A Advisor

A middle-market company considering an outright sale or recapitalization should be consulting with and ultimately engaging an M&A advisor. As we’ve said before, a reputable M&A advisor will increase the likelihood of you getting a deal done, and increase the valuation of your company with a competitive market process.

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