Category Archives: Blog

  1. Founders 2021 Family Lake Day

    The Annual Founders Family Lake Day was held last Saturday at the beautiful Lake Martin. The Founders team, along with their families and some friends of the firm, enjoyed a day of fun on the water, food, and fellowship. Though this summer has been a wet one, the rain held out and the weather was…

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  2. Time to Take Some Chips off the Table

    By: Ken Hirsch Article originally printed in Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine, July 2021. Thanks to the confluence of several factors, both business owners and private equity investors are likely to find more, and more attractive, opportunities for dividend recapitalizations than outright sales of middle­ market businesses in the second half of 2021. Three trends are…

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  3. Founders 2021 Summer Serve Day

    Last week many members of the Founders Advisors team volunteered their Saturday to serve the Birmingham community at two locations during its Summer Serve Day.  The groups served at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama and the Rotary Trail. With school starting back next week at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama, the Founders team wanted to help them…

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  4. How Enterprise Value Translates to Net Transaction Proceeds

    By: Billy Pritchard In the world of private capital transactions, deal values and statistics are discussed primarily using the Enterprise Value metric. The term “Enterprise Value” is often defined as the total value ascribed to the business, inclusive of both the company’s equity and the debt used to finance operations.  When deal values are reported…

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  5. A Record Buyout is Just the Start as Wealthy Flee Tax Hike

    Founders’ CEO, Duane Donner, recently spoke with Bloomberg about the current market environment. The full article may be read here or below: For 110 years, four generations of Mills family members earned their money by expanding their great-grandfather’s Chicago apron business into a medical supplier that ranked among the nation’s largest private companies. But soon…

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