Insights

  1. 1Q15 M&A Update  

    By: Duane P. Donner II, Managing Partner M&A in the U.S. reached pre-recession levels last year and continue to build momentum on the back of a lot of dry powder (buyers with cash) and very favorable financing. Right now, it’s a seller’s market for most industries and sectors. Last year, Founders advised on seven transactions,…

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  2. Chandler/May Inc. Case Study

    The owners of Chandler/May Inc. (CMI) engaged Founders in 2004 to find an attractive financial partner.   Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, CMI specialized in the design, development, integration, manufacturing and support of fully integrated mission critical systems for unmanned aerial vehicles. As a single source solutions provider, CMI built applications for a variety of uses in…

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  3. Founders’ Principals Advise Eagle Automation Limited in its Sale to Panhandle Oilfield Services

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 23, 2015) – The Principals of Founders Investment Banking, LLC announce the sale of Eagle Automation Limited (“Eagle”), a leading automation and measurement services provider, to Panhandle Oilfield Services, Inc. (“Panhandle”), an integrated oilfield services company and portfolio company of Argosy Private Equity. Eagle’s management continued with Panhandle and was exclusively advised…

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  4. 8 Reasons Subscribers Are Better At Creating Recurring Revenue Than Customers

    By Chris Weingartner Over the past decade, there has been a shift in the strategic way businesses charge customers.  During the recent recession companies began to better understand the Lifetime Value of Customers, and many businesses and industries abandoned the legacy model of high initial installation or CapEx charges for their services.  They realized that over…

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  5. Frank’s International To Acquire Timco in $95M Deal

      Frank’s International N.V. (NYSE:FI) announced today that they have agreed to acquire Timco Services, Inc. The deal is scheduled to close in the second quarter of 2015, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Mike Maraist and Mark Guidry, owners of Timco, attended a FOUNDERS FORUM in 2013 and  principals of Founders advised…

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