ACT Capital Advisors Announces the Acquisition of Distribution, Inc., d.b.a. FTL by Celadon Group

Bellevue, WA, March 14, 2016 – ACT Capital Advisors, LLC, a mid-market Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory firm in the Pacific Northwest, represented FTL, an expedited dedicated truckload carrier in Clackmas, OR through the sale of the business. Celadon, of Indianapolis, IN, a truckload carrier, acquired FTL with an effective closing date of November 11, 2015. … Continued

AVANTech, Inc. and Diversified Technologies Services, Inc. Combine Forces

  December 6, 2014 – Two Industry Leaders –AVANTech, Inc. headquartered in Columbia, SC and Diversified Technologies Services, Inc. (DTS) headquartered in Knoxville, TN have reached a definitive agreement to integrate their capabilities and offer specialized radioactive, hazardous and non-hazardous liquid treatment, products and services worldwide. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.   Click … Continued

ACT Capital Advisors Announces the Acquisition of Rainier Pallet and Crating Corporation by TransPak, Inc.

Bellevue, December 11, 2014, 2014 – ACT Capital Advisors, LLC, a mid-market Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory firm in the Pacific Northwest represented Rainier Pallet and Crating Corporation, a pallet and crate manufacturing company from Auburn, WA through the sale of the business. TransPak, of San Jose, CA, a specialty crating manufacturer, acquired Rainier Pallet and … Continued

ACT Capital Advisors Announces the Strategic Acquisition of iFusionIT by First Tek

ACT Capital Advisors ( a Northwest-based merger and acquisition advisory firm announces the strategic acquisition of iFusionIT by First-Tek. Since 2007, iFusionIT has provided qualified software staffing and consulting solutions to some of the most recognizable tech brands in the Pacific Northwest. Since its inception the company has played a vital role in assisting clients … Continued

Timeless Value Trends for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

By Perry Campbell, PhD After 6 years of analysis of nearly 700 business sale and recapitalization transactions in the lower middle market and the upper end of Main Street some “timeless trends” have emerged. The deals are all transactions conducted by the members of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors.  Data were submitted by … Continued

Another Done Deal Beats Expectations

By Perry Campbell, PhD Well it happened again. One of my clients closed a deal for sale of their company last month at a price about 75% higher than their accounting firm had estimated before we started the process back in April. I’d first met my client 4 years earlier and provided some advice on … Continued

The Mind of the Business Buyer – Valuing an Acquisition

By Perry Campbell, PhD  A Continuing Series on Exit Strategies for Business Owners With apologies to my friends in the appraisal business, does a savvy business buyer really care what a business appraiser says about a company’s fair market value, fair value, investment value or other such theoretical “standards of value”?… Not really. Those things … Continued

Will Anyone Pay for Potential

By Perry Campbell, PhD  Potential. I call it the dreaded P-word. Why is that? So many times over the years I’ve had a business owner tell me, “My business has a lot of potential.” Then they go on to explain how, for the right buyer who is willing to invest in the business – contributing, … Continued

Compass IT Solutions looking to acquire SharePoint and Dynamics AX companies

ACT Capital Advisors is pleased to announce that it has been engaged by Compass IT Solutions (CITS) to support its acquisition strategy. CITS was created by Compass Capital to deliver comprehensive SharePoint and Dynamics AX – based solutions to middle market companies across the US. CITS seeks to acquire companies that provide Microsoft SharePoint consulting, … Continued

The Deal Works

Challenges facing business owners attempting to sell their business without professional representation will be reviewed this month. Let’s get started by discussing: Preferential treatment for only “one buyer”. A prospective buyer approaches a business owner with an offer seemingly too attractive to turn down. In almost all cases the prospective buyer knows the business owner. … Continued


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