ACT Capital Advisors (ACT) closed a record 11 transactions in 2017. 10 of the transactions were sell-side advisory clients and one was a debt recapitalization.
The 11 transactions included:
Nu-Tech Machining (Metal machining services)
Pre1-Software (Software for newspaper publishers)
Master Marine (Retail boat sales and service)
Metriguard (Forest products equipment and technology)
Champion Metal of Washington (Metal roofing manufacturing
Morse Industries (Building products wholesaler and distributor)
Farwest Fabricators (Metal fabrication)
Special Care Agency (Home care services)
Wireless Applications Consulting (Systems integrator for wireless industry antennas)
Big-O Tires (Retail tire sales and installation franchisee)
WaterStation Technology (Manufacturer of water purification and dispensing systems)
Bob Hild, ACT’s Chairman said, “We are pleased with our results from 2017. 11 deals in a year is the most for ACT since it was founded in 1987. 2018 began with the largest backlog of transactions under contract to close in the first quarter. At the same time we were closing deals, we worked to build for the future. ACT added 3 new Managing Directors during the year, expanding its coverage in the Northwest. Our goal for 2018 is to become the leading small to mid-market M&A advisor in the United States.”
Bob will be releasing his view on M&A for 2018 at the end of January. His outlook will include commentary on current market conditions, his forecast for 2018 and whether there are storm clouds appearing on the horizon.
About ACT – ACT Capital Advisors, LLC is a leading Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Corporate Finance firm that represents lower middle-market companies ($5 million to $50 million in annual revenues) across a variety of sectors and industries, including industrial manufacturing, information technology, construction, healthcare, aerospace, consumer staple/discretionary, oil and energy, as well as outsourced services. The firm provides strategic financial advice to closely held, family-owned, as well as private equity sponsored organizations and corporate shareholders that wish to sell their company, raise growth capital, or secure commercial financing. Leveraging ACT’s deep industry-wide knowledge and strategic auction process, clients appreciate ACT’s approach, pairing the professional expertise of a national investment banking firm with the senior level attention and entrepreneurial creativity of a smaller enterprise.