Founders Advisors


Deep Industry Knowledge and Expertise

Founders offers comprehensive coverage of the industrials sector. We provide corporate advisory, M&A advisory and capital-raising services for industrial companies across a variety of end markets. We leverage an extensive network of long-standing relationships with leading companies and financial buyers in targeted sectors to provide unparalleled results to our clients.

Founders’s team has extensive M&A and corporate advisory experience serving industrial companies, but also direct industry operating experience, including roles at Cooper Industries (Eaton), AZZ, EBSCO Industries, General Electric (GE), and Enovation Controls.

Sample Niche Sub-Sector Focus:

Industrial Materials
Industrial Manufacturing
Industrial Distribution
Advanced Materials
Metals & Mining

Industrial Services
Engineering & Construction
Inspection & Maintenance
Rental Equipment
Transportation & Logistics

Industrial Technology
Automation & Control
Electrical Equipment
Test & Measurement
Flow Control
Industrial Safety

Client Testimonials

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Market Insights


  • Founders’ Industrials Update – Q1 2018

    February 27, 2018

    By: Duane Donner M&A transactions in the Industrial sector rose 1.2% in 2017 year over year. The pickup in activity was encouraging given the industry has seen a decline in transactions the previous two years. Although the scarcity of quality businesses willing to go to market has driven this shortage, this trend has positively impacted […]

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  • Founders Q3 2017 Industrial Services Update

    November 30, 2017

    By: Duane Donner The Industrial Services market is dependent on the state of U.S. economy. In this quarter’s edition of the Industrial Services newsletter, we provide readers with the key economic metrics that will impact Southeastern industrial services companies over the next 12 – 24 months; the list includes PMI, an update on the labor […]

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Founders Forums

Founders regularly hosts industry specific forums for business owners, executives, and service professionals. These invitation only events are hosted at tranquil locations, allowing guests to relax and enjoy fellowship with their peers. The intimate setting allows attendees to interact with industry specific experts who present analysis on current market conditions and timely industry challenges and opportunities.  Founders updates attendees on the current M&A market including both current valuations and trends.  The goal of the Founders forum is to be an entertaining event that helps business leaders create value in their company and develop new relationships with industry peers to share advice, insight, and challenges. See below for more information and highlights from previous events.

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Founders 2017 Greater New Orleans Forum
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  • Founders’ Forums are invite-only events catering to business owners, executives, and industry professionals. If you are interested in learning more on upcoming events and how you can attend a Founders Forum please complete the form below and submit. Information provided will remain confidential.