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Oilfield Services Market Update

February 15, 2018  |  

By: Duane Donner The number of Oilfield Service (OFS) M&A transactions are on pace to be up ~40% in Q1 2018 over Q1 2017 levels. Buyers of OFS companies are starting to get comfortable with the rebound in energy prices, as production cuts from OPEC have allowed the U.S. to dip into its bountiful oil […]

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Recent Healthcare M&A Activity

February 13, 2018  |  

By: Michael White There are two interesting news stories from today that reinforce some of the key themes we are seeing in healthcare.  The first is Charles River’s earnings release and acquisition of MPI Research.  The second is the ~10% upward movement of AmerisourceBergen based on reports that Walgreens will acquire the remaining stake that […]

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Dallas-Fort Worth Transaction Activity Q4 2017

February 13, 2018  |  

By: Gene Bazemore According to Capital IQ and Founders proprietary sources, M&A and private placement activity in the Dallas-Fort Worth market was down 13% year over year. Overall, there were an estimated 97 transactions involving Dallas-Fort Worth companies completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of 21% versus the same quarter in the […]

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Alabama M&A Activity Q4 2017

February 9, 2018  |  

By: Wesley Legg According to Capital IQ and Founders proprietary sources, there were an estimated 35 transactions involving Alabama companies completed in the fourth quarter of 2017, a decrease of 46% versus the same quarter in the previous year. Overall, M&A and private placement activity was down 15% year over year. Most of the transactions […]

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Ion Interactive Case Study

January 29, 2018  |  

THE TRANSACTION: The Principals of Founders Investment Banking advised the shareholders of Ion Interactive in its strategic sale to ScribbleLive. THE COMPANY: Ion Interactive offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution and value-added services to enterprise marketers. The company’s solution empowers marketers to generate, qualify, and deeply profile leads using differentiated and highly relevant interactive content experiences, […]

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Founders 2018 Kick-Off

January 17, 2018  |  

Each year the Founders team comes together to reflect on the prior year and look forward in the upcoming year. During this time we celebrate achievements of the firm and our clients. This year Founders board member and friend of the firm, Richard Simmons, joined the Kick-Off spoke to the team on “The Power of […]

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2017 Founders Year-In-Review

January 16, 2018  |  

Founders experienced another exciting and fulfilling  year. In addition to expanding the team and changing the firm name to better reflect the firm’s vision, the firm had a record year, with principals of the firm advising on sixteen transactions in 2017. Founders also launched a new practice group specializing in the healthcare market. The Healthcare […]

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Founders advises DAMAC Products, LLC in Sale to Maysteel Industries, LLC

January 5, 2018  |  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Founders Advisors, LLC (“Founders”) is pleased to announce that its principals served as the exclusive financial advisor to DAMAC Products, LLC (“DAMAC”), a portfolio company of Chicago based Prairie Capital, in its acquisition by Maysteel Industries, LLC (“Maysteel”), a portfolio company of Littlejohn Capital, LLC.  The transaction closed on December 15, 2017, and […]

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Independent E&P Consolidation Is The Future – Is 2018 The Year?

December 22, 2017  |  

  Guest article by Paul Sparks, retired Senior Vice President of Resource Development at Energen and Founders Energy & Industrials Board Member.  This article was originally published on December 14, 2017. I don’t espouse to have a crystal ball on the topic of E&P industry consolidation. But after many conversations with others in the business, I do […]

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Founders Advises Veteran’s Oil, Inc. in its sale to Pugh-Apollo

December 11, 2017  |  

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Founders is pleased to announce that Pugh Lubricants and Apollo Oil (Pugh-Apollo) has acquired Veteran’s Oil, Inc., a leading fuel and lubricant distributor based in Birmingham, AL.  The Company, founded after World War II in 1945, will operate alongside Pugh-Apollo in the lubricant distribution space.  Jason Musgrove, grandson of the Company’s original founder, […]

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