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Management buyouts
The firm is active in advising management groups that are considering, or actively seeking to purchase operating businesses from their owners, whether closely held or publicly traded. Our role is to assist in valuing, structuring and negotiating, from the initial offer through closing. From extensive experience with divestitures and coaching management groups, we have a network of high-quality private equity funds seeking to back attractive management growth opportunities. We work with management to develop sets of alternative potential investors that allow the management group to optimize the terms of its deal with the investor(s).

Growth financing and recapitalization
Financing for closely-held businesses can often be difficult, particularly today for businesses that are not Internet plays. We assist by developing appropriate and efficient financial structures, and by identifying the right sources of bank finance and institutional investment, both domestically and abroad. Our knowledge of investor criteria permits us to focus efforts on high-probability and expeditious financing. In addition to bank financing, our affiliates, JH Lillian Securities Corp. in the US, and our offices in Paris and Frankfurt, effect placements of private market securities, suitable for the institutional investors, including buyout funds, insurance and other specialized institutional investment sources.

Selected Transactions
Represented Clariant in the sale of its Polysilazane coatings business.

Exclusive financial advisor to Celanese in the sale of its common interest in PEMEAS GmbH.

Represented Aspherio in the negotiation of a strategic alliance and a management services agreement, with GSI Commerce Inc. .
Acquisitions and joint ventures
Divestitures and recapitalizations
Outventuring: technology portfolio optimization and transfer
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