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New hires 4.13.17

Founders Expands Bullpen to Support Firm Growth

April 12, 2017  |  

Founders recently hired two analysts, Jack Houtz and Evan Klisares, to support the firm’s growth. Their primary responsibility is supporting principals in the execution of deals across the firm.  Their duties include conducting industry and company research, preparing financial analysis, and facilitating due diligence. Mr. Houtz is an Analyst at Founders Investment Banking with the […]

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Founders Advises on Five Transactions in First Quarter

April 6, 2017  |  

Founders advised on five transactions that closed in the first quarter, two of which sold to strategic buyers, with the remaining three selling a portion of their company to private equity groups. “We are thrilled to help our clients unlock the economic value of their company with a proven process that not only achieves a […]

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The Power of Employee Incentives

March 31, 2017  |  

At our recent Silicon Y’all SaaS and Digital Media Summit, Matt Hamilton of Summit Partners shared insight into employee incentives as a great method of motivating employees to achieve desired business results. There are various types of incentives, each with its own unique way of influencing employee behavior. When used effectively, these incentives can have […]

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Greater New Orleans Private Company Forum

March 28, 2017  |  

Founders recently hosted their spring Private Company CEO Forum at The Lakehouse, located in the historic Bechac House on Lake Ponchartrain in Mandeville, Louisiana.  Founders hosted 20 middle market companies represented by 28 executive guests for the half day event that included a culinary revival of South Louisiana cuisine. Helping co-hosted the event was Butler […]

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Founders Investment Banking and Arlington Capital Advisors Advise Bravo Food Service

March 23, 2017  |  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (February 28, 2017) – Founders Investment Banking, LLC and Arlington Capital Advisors, LLC are pleased to announce that Four Foods Group (FFG) has purchased substantially all of the assets of Bravo Food Service, LLC (Bravo), a leading franchisee of Little Caesars in the Southeast. Bravo’s shareholders were advised by Founders Investment Banking (Founders) […]

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Good investment bankers are worth their weight in gold!

March 22, 2017  |  

Guest article by Casey West, Managing Partner at SSM Partners. This article was originally published on December 1, 2016. Ha! Wipe the coffee off your shirt! I’m serious! As long-time investors in growth-companies, we’re often asked by entrepreneurs about investment bankers. Will they really be helpful in selling the company? I suppose these questions arise due […]

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SaaS Market Newsletter – Q4 Industry Update

March 17, 2017  |  

By: Zane Tarence In this edition of the SaaS Market Newsletter, we discuss the power of incentives as our Quarterly Tip. At Founders’ fourth annual SaaS & Internet Summit, one of the mentors, Matt Hamilton of Summit Partners, shared how he and the Summit team view the power of incentives and their ability to influence […]

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February OFS Newsletter

Permian Performance Update

February 20, 2017  |  

By: Vaughn McCrary Production out of the Permian increased from both 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017, which is tough to believe given the industry environment during the period. As seen in the figure below, the EIA expects Permian basin production to continue to increase over the next two years compared to relatively flat […]

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February OFS Newsletter

February 15, 2017  |  

Click here to view the OFS Newsletter – February Edition – 2.15.17.

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Private Debt

February 13, 2017  |  

Middle market companies typically go through cycles that require business owners to make decisions involving capital structure.  These decisions can vary:  1) a desire to restructure a high debt service burden holding the company back 2) the opportunity to make needed investments to pursue growth opportunities or 3) buy out partners, to name a few.  […]

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