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Metis assists owners with developing near and long-term strategies to maximize exit values through our extensive research, analytical, and operational capabilities. A Strategic Assessment enables owners to see their business through the eyes of a potential acquirer by normalizing historical earnings, determining strengths and weaknesses, and analyzing market trends - all of which provide valuable insight and direction. The Strategic Assessment includes a current valuation, an analysis of available options, and recommendations of near and intermediary term steps to improve the performance and desirability of your business.


Metis represents owners of companies in the outright sale of their businesses, the divestiture of business units, and in the sale of partial ownership interests, also known as a recapitalization. We work closely with our clients to develop targeted lists of strategic and financial buyers who are qualified to complete the transaction. Metis employs time-tested processes to structure and negotiate transactions to maximize value for our clients. Finally, we remain fully engaged through completion, assisting with the efficient and timely closing of the transaction.


Metis also represents business owners seeking to acquire another firm or division. We have successfully completed numerous engagements, addressing a broad range of strategic goals including: acquiring market share, broadening product offerings, geographic and distribution channel expansion, and revenue diversification.


Often a complete sale is not the desired outcome for founders or owners of a business. For a variety of personal or strategic reasons, such as funding growth or capital investments, expanding professional capabilities, reducing and diversifying risk, facilitating the exit of one or more partners, or simply taking money off the table a Recapitalization may be the ideal next step for a business.


Sometimes the best people to carry your business into the future are people already working in your business. It is not unusual for minority owners or a management group to participate in a refinancing or recapitalization to facilitate the buy-out of existing ownership interests. Metis maintains an extensive network of potential resources to facilitate this process, including commercial banks, private equity funds, and mezzanine finance groups.


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