Case Studies

ButcherJoseph & Co. Advises Helicopters, Inc. on Employee Buyout

March 7, 2017

ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Helicopters, Inc. (“Helicopters” or the “Company”) on its sale to the Helicopters, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). Headquartered in Cahokia, IL, the Company is the largest lessor of helicopters to the domestic electronic news gathering industry. Helicopters, Inc. founder Stephen Lieber commented, “Helicopters,… Read more.

ButcherJoseph & Co. Assists Superior Fabrication, Inc. in Its Sale to Tri-Point, a Portfolio Company of First Reserve

February 22, 2017

ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) served as exclusive financial advisor to Superior Fabrication, Inc. (“Superior” or the “Company”) in its sale from the Superior Fabrication Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) to Tri-Point Oil & Gas Production Systems, LLC (“Tri-Point”). Tri-Point is a portfolio company of First Reserve, a leading global private equity and infrastructure investment firm… Read more.

Transportation / Shipping Related Manufacturer Recapitalization

February 10, 2012

When one of our clients was diagnosed with a serious illness, he asked our firm to help structure a transaction that would allow him to accomplish several goals with respect to ownership transition. Among his key objectives were to maintain majority ownership of the business, which served the ocean shipping and transportation segment, within the… Read more.

Management Buyout of Food Company

January 9, 2012

A middle market flavoring and bakery products company faced being sold to a multinational corporation and its operations consolidated with the acquiror’s business. Our goal was to preserve the standalone business and many jobs. The parent company had entered into a letter of intent to sell to the multinational and management was concerned about what… Read more.

Capital Raise – Energy Industry Access to Private Capital

November 4, 2011

Management of a middle market business in the energy sector had an existing banking relationship where the current bank was providing it with above market-rate loans for capital expenditures. When management thought about the entire banking relationship and its various financing sources, it came to the conclusion that it was time for a change. Management… Read more.

Logistics / Freight Forwarding Company 100% Sale to an ESOP

October 24, 2011

Our client was a successful, privately held Third Party Logistics business with locations in a number of markets throughout the United States. The founder of the business, while still young, was starting the succession planning process, looking for liquidity and diversification from a financial perspective and also wanted to reward his employees for the work… Read more.

Global Manufacturing Company Sale of Minority Interest to ESOP

September 1, 2011

A leading family owned global manufacturer of consumer products sought to address divergent shareholder liquidity objectives while also retaining control for the founding family, rewarding key executives and maintaining a flexible capital structure. It was also key to management that the existing corporate culture be maintained. The company, because it had been considering an IPO,… Read more.

Metal Fabricator Sale to Strategic Buyer

June 8, 2011

When we are engaged by a client, we review all of the potential options that may meet the client’s objectives and recommend what we believe to be the best alternative. We were approached by a business owner in the fabricated metal products sector seeking liquidity as part of his business and succession planning. As we… Read more.

Staged Sale of Advertising / Media Company to ESOP

March 8, 2011

One of our clients began the succession planning process several years ago when he was starting to think about selling his C-Corporation advertising and media business to the employees through the use of an ESOP. He wasn’t ready to step back from the day-to-day management of the business, but wanted to begin diversifying his wealth.… Read more.

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