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Our Services

Exit Strategies, Capital Placement and Business Valuations

The “Why”. AmbroseAdvisors™ is an investment banking and financial advisory firm that provides a full range of liquidity transaction options, capital placement, and valuation advice. We also have a core focus and deep expertise in helping business owners evaluate, structure, implement and finance ESOP buyout and M&A transactions, and then, where applicable, helping our ESOP clients manage and administer their ESOP post-closing.

Owners Engage AmbroseAdvisors™ When…

  • They want to sell their business via a traditional Mergers and Acquisitions process
  • They want to sell all or a portion of the stock of their business to an ESOP
  • They want to sell via a dual-track process where they simultaneously evaluate an ESOP buyout and explore a third-party sale transaction
  • They want to raise debt or equity capital for growth or to refinance existing debt
  • They are seeking ESOP consultation, recordkeeping and plan administration services
  • They are seeking objective, independent legal counseling in connection with ESOP matters*
  • They have received an offer from another company to purchase their business

Investment Banking. AmbroseAdvisors™ helps business owners develop and implement business succession strategies and extract value and liquidity from their businesses utilizing the following transaction options:

  • Sell-Side M&A Process: Planning and executing a highly organized and competitive process to obtain multiple bids from both strategic and financial buyers;
  • Private Equity Recapitalization: Sourcing private investors to recapitalize the company’s balance sheet via an infusion of new equity and debt;
  • ESOP Buyouts: Structuring, negotiating, implementing and placing financing for the sale of all or a portion of the company’s stock to an ESOP.
    • AmbroseAdvisors™ can provide both the investment banking/financial advisory and independent legal counsel to the sell-side of the transaction to structure, finance and execute an ESOP buyout transaction.* In addition, AmbroseAdvisors™ also provides recordkeeping and third-party administration services to its clients after the transaction is completed.
  • Dual-Track: Evaluate after-tax proceeds from an ESOP buyout transaction while simultaneously exploring a third-party M&A sale transaction in order to compare and maximize after-tax proceeds.

Capital Procurement. We source and place debt and equity capital to fund growth, refinance existing debt or recapitalize your balance sheet. We have deep national relationships with bank lenders, alternative non-bank lenders, subordinated debt lenders, family offices, alternative investors and private equity funds that we can source for the right opportunities.

Plan Administration. AmbroseAdvisors™ provides qualified and non-qualified recordkeeping and third-party administration services to its clients in addition to general ESOP consulting services. We provide full-service consulting and coordinate with human resource departments, trustees, attorneys, valuation experts and certified public accountants in the administration process. Our professionals provide timely and accurate reports and participant account statements. We have significant experience in plan administration and recordkeeping for ESOPs.

Legal Counsel. AmbroseAdvisors’s™ affiliate member, Holzman Horner PLLC, provides independent legal representation of shareholders, companies and ESOP fiduciaries seeking counseling on ESOP-related matters and traditional Mergers and Acquisitions transactions involving ESOP-owned companies. Holzman Horner PLLC has extensive experience counseling corporate boards as they evaluate and implement leveraged ESOP transactions and traditional Mergers and Acquisitions transactions involving their ESOP-owned company. The firm also has significant experience counseling shareholders, ESOP fiduciaries and senior and subordinated lenders in connection with a wide array of ESOP-related matters. The firm also provides ongoing counseling to its clients to establish and maintain best corporate governance practices for ESOP-owned companies, ensure ESOP operations and administration comply with Federal law, and assist with informal inquiries, investigations and examinations conducted by the United States Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.


Investment Banking Services Through: ShorelineAmbrose Advisors, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC