AmbroseAdvisors™ is a middle-market investment bank and financial advisory firm focused on guiding and assisting business owners with business succession planning, executing liquidity strategies and capital placements.
Our Team. We have a unified, multi-disciplinary team of in-house investment banking, consulting and legal professionals* to provide a complete and comprehensive sell-side solution to our clients. Our diverse team of professionals advise and assist private business owners in selling their businesses, procuring capital and assessing the value of their businesses. In addition to selling businesses to strategic and financial buyers, our team can execute sales of all or a portion of a business to its management team and employees using sophisticated and customized Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) buyout and M&A strategies, creating a tax-effective, dynamic and staged succession plan for business owners. While you may already have relationships with established banking, legal* and accounting professionals, our team has unique skills that will augment your existing advisor’s experience to get a transaction completed on time, on budget and with maximum value to shareholders. Through our ESOP third-party administration practice, we are able to maintain an ongoing relationship with the businesses we have served.
We have extensive knowledge and experience in utilizing an ESOP as an exit planning solution.
Options. We help business owners and their advisors understand and develop customized ESOP buyout and M&A strategies to either provide partial liquidity to shareholders or to effect a complete buyout. The AmbroseAdvisors™ team is experienced in the valuation, financing, tax, accounting, legal*, and employee benefit aspects of buyout transactions. Whether you are an existing ESOP-owned company looking to provide non-ESOP shareholders a liquidity event, a corporate board evaluating an ESOP buyout transaction, or a business owner looking to maximize after-tax proceeds in an M&A sale transaction we can provide insight, counseling, and assistance in helping you make a fully-informed decision.
Dual-Track Process: ESOP Buyout and M&A Sell-Side. Our strategic approach to investment banking is unique as one of the only providers of dual-track financial advisory services that utilizes the ESOP transaction and its after-tax value as a near-certain backstop to the M&A sale process. Our team simultaneously initiates sale and ESOP processes to efficiently utilize management resources, perform due diligence, and approach the market, while maintaining optionality for as long as practicable. This allows owners to evaluate after-tax proceeds, fit with interested parties, ongoing involvement & impact of management while providing an additional negotiating tool with potential buyers.
The key to every successful transaction is FIRST understanding the goals and objectives of the client.
Assessment. We thoroughly review our client’s objectives, the current market conditions for their business and any obstacles that may exist to achieving each of the desired objectives. The first step in our process begins with our Client Assessment Analysis. This creates the blueprint to identify what specific actions to take and the timelines needed from pre-transaction though post-transaction. Tax planning, specific liquidity needs, valuation thresholds and risk management are integral parts of our transaction planning process and we develop solutions that maximize client benefits.
The word “Ambrose” originates from a Greek word meaning immortal, which reflects our long-term solution-oriented focus. We give senior-level attention to every client on every deal and treat the transaction as if we were selling or raising capital for our own business. Unlike most sell-side advisors, we maintain a continuing relationship with our ESOP clients through our TPA practice and our non-ESOP clients by continuing to provide advice until all post-closing obligations are met.
Effective. AmbroseAdvisors™ offers a complete sell-side advisory solution. We seek to create an outcome that rewards selling shareholders, investors and employees. Our multi-disciplinary team of professionals create a working environment that allows us to support the client and their advisors with a unified, experienced team that can handle the full range of the transaction cycle.*
*All ESOP-related legal services are provided through Holzman Horner PLLC, an affiliate member of AmbroseAdvisors™.
Investment Banking Services Through: ShorelineAmbrose Advisors, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC