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  1. Founders 12th Annual Crawfish Boil

    Founders 12th Annual Crawfish Boil was held at the Birmingham Zoo on Thursday, April 16, 2015. Life was good as our family, friends and clients danced to the music of Terry and the Zydeco Bad Boys. The crawfish were big with just the right amount of spice. Let us add the perfect spice to kick up your…

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  2. Recapitalization of Spartan Energy Case Study

    The Principals of Founders Investment Banking, LLC acted as lead financial advisor in a sponsored majority recapitalization of Spartan Energy Services, LLC – which includes subsidiaries Spartan Thru Tubing, LLC and Spartan Flow Control, LLC. The recapitalization was sponsored by Harren Equity Partners who was supported by the debt provider Prospect Capital Partners.

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  3. Founders Hires Mike McCraw to Lead Strategic Advisory Practice

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 16, 2015) — Founders Investment Banking, LLC today announced that Mike McCraw has joined its firm as managing director of the newly formed Founders Strategic Advisory Practice. After a decade of advising business owners with transactions, Founders has developed vast knowledge and expertise on what makes a company sellable and how a…

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  4. Customer Concentration Can Be A Deal Breaker

    By Madison Davis, Senior Analyst Customer concentration is a notorious deal killer, yet many business owners fail to address this issue prior to pursuing a recapitalization or exit. After all, from an owner’s perspective, landing one household name as a client could be exactly what an up-and-coming company needs to build its credibility in the…

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  5. A Great Company and Great Life Begins with the Right Team

    By J. Wesley Legg, COO There has been recent speculation that Apple is looking to get into the automotive industry.  Exhibit number one for the speculators is the fact that Apple has been on a hiring spree for auto industry talent.  In fact, Apple’s poached so many car battery engineers from A123 Systems, that A123…

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