CEO & Managing Partner
Senior Vice President
Sean C. Tillman, CFA
TRUST IS ESSENTIAL
Our clients trust us with their corporate finances, strategy, and proprietary information. We accept the responsibility and serve to earn our clients’ trust each and every day.
We do not believe in participation awards. In business, and in our personal lives, we compete to win. We strive to get our customers the best possible deal, while maintaining the reputation and integrity of our clients and ourselves.
REPUTATION IS VITAL
Life is not a one round game. The manner in which we conduct ourselves and treat people today will affect the opinion others have of our clients and us in the future. So, in all our dealings we aim to treat all people and parties in a negotiation respectfully, fairly, and with high ethical standards.
IT PAYS TO WORK HARDER
Increased enterprise value can be found through hard work and thoughtful analysis. For clients selling their business, we dig deeper into the company’s assets and operations with the goal of unlocking latent value to achieve maximum valuation and negotiating leverage. And for our clients considering buying a company, we exert the extra effort to identify hidden risks and create a plan to mitigate those risks, as well as unlock value-creating opportunities in order to create a clearer risk and valuation profile of the target company. These efforts accrue to the economic benefit of our clients, and in turn, us.
EVERY M&A DEAL IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DEAL OF SOMEONE’S LIFE
Selling a business is a major milestone in the life of an entrepreneur. For most owners, their company represents their life’s work. Regardless of whether we represent the seller or buyer, we recognize there is an entrepreneur involved in the transaction that has devoted years, invested capital, and poured his/her heart and soul into the creation and growth of the company. We are sensitive to the entrepreneur’s needs and objectives, and recognize the significance of our role in the process.
We are in a serious business. And we take our business seriously. We work hard every day to get our clients the absolute best deal possible. So, it is important that we have a good laugh from time to time. It makes the work more enjoyable…for us, for our clients, and for all the parties in a transaction.