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The Importance of Clean Financials

July 18, 2017  |  

By: Chris Weingartner Across all the deals we’ve done, there is likely no larger deterrent to both a premium valuation and a smooth closing than a company that doesn’t have clean financials. We certainly can be empathetic for companies that have not prioritized financial reporting, particularly for an entrepreneur of a young, fast growing company […]

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Matt Carrington Joins Founders Investment Banking

July 12, 2017  |  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 12, 2017) – Founders Investment Banking (Founders) announced today that Matt Carrington has joined its firm as a Director of its Energy and Industrials Practice. Matt, an experienced corporate financial, development, and acquisitions professional, will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office. “We could not be more pleased to have Matt join […]

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Founders and Bridge2Rwanda Forge Deeper Relationship

July 6, 2017  |  

Bridge2Rwanda was formed in 2007 by Dale Dawson, and is a multifaceted organization traversing education, finance, and entrepreneurship while fostering relationships in Rwanda and abroad. It includes a dense interconnected network of relationships comprising individuals, churches, schools, businesses, nonprofits, and colleges all working together for the betterment of Rwanda. “If anything,” says Dale, “I’ve become […]

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Founders Advises Deposits Online, LLC in Sale to LendingTree, Inc.

July 3, 2017  |  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 15, 2017) – Founders Investment Banking, LLC is pleased to announce that LendingTree, Inc. (NASDAQ: TREE) has purchased certain assets of Deposits Online, LLC, which does business under the name DepositAccounts.com, a leading consumer-facing media property in the depository industry. Founders Investment Banking acted as the exclusive financial advisor to DepositAccounts.com. “After looking […]

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Nathan Kelly Named to BBJ’s Rising Star of Money

June 30, 2017  |  

We are excited to announce that Nathan Kelly, Senior Associate at Founders, was recently named one of Birmingham’s Rising Stars of Money. Nathan has displayed his intellectual curiosity, knowledge, and leadership ability since he began working at Founders in 2015. We are thankful to have Nathan on our team, look forward to his future successes. […]

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2016 Silicon Y’all Saas & Internet Summit

June 29, 2017  |  

The 2016 Silicon Y’all Summit was an exclusive event that brought together CEOs of fast growing SaaS and Internet businesses with some of the industry’s leading private equity and venture capital investors. These CEOs learned from fellow entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the capital continuum, shared relevant challenges and growth strategies, and candidly discussed with […]

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What are addbacks and how do they affect my company’s value?

June 29, 2017  |  

By Wesley Legg In founder or family-owned businesses, it is common for owners to run personal/non-company related revenue or expenses through the business or to expense certain items that would normally be capitalized. While these practices may come in handy during tax season, they can seriously impact a company’s valuation. If you are a business […]

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Highlights From The Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Conference

June 20, 2017  |  

Founders recently headed to Las Vegas for the Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Conference. While there, we had the opportunity to meet with specialty pharmacy owners, CEOs, and operators, and share our insight regarding recent developments in the industry and on the current and expected M&A landscape for specialty pharmacies. The conference was capped off as we […]

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2017 Barons Family Night

June 16, 2017  |  

It’s a Founders tradition to welcome new Analysts and Summer Analysts with a night of baseball in the ‘Ham. This year, the day started out gloomy with storm clouds up above, but the evening turned out to be perfect for a night of baseball in the South – the temperature was nice and there was […]

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Founders Investment Banking Advises Retirement Online LLC in Sale to Investopedia, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC)

June 5, 2017  |  

Founders Investment Banking, LLC is pleased to announce that Retirement Online LLC d/b/a RothIRA.com (Roth IRA) has been acquired by Investopedia, a wholly owned subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). Roth IRA was exclusively advised by principals of Founders Investment Banking. The transaction closed on April 24, 2017 and was led by Zane Tarence of Founders. […]

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