ButcherJoseph & Co. Advised ESOP-owned HB McClure on Acquisition

April 1, 2018

ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to HB McClure Company (“HB McClure” or the “Company”) on its acquisition of Nash Plumbing and Mechanical, LLC (“Nash”). The transaction closed November 2017. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, HB McClure provides heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, fuel oil, propane, emergency, and home comfort services to homeowners… Read more.

ButcherJoseph & Co. Advises Whitewood Industries on Employee Buyout

March 29, 2018

ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Whitewood Industries (“Whitewood” or the “Company”) on its sale to The Whitewood Industries Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). The transaction officially closed December 2017. Headquartered in Thomasville, NC, the Company is a leading supplier of both finished and unfinished furniture throughout the United States.… Read more.

M&A Advisor Announced ButcherJoseph & Co. as Energy Deal of the Year Winner

November 29, 2017

ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) was announced as the winner of Energy Deal of the Year (under $100MM) for the sale of SFI to Tri-Point Oil & Gas Production Systems, LLC during the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on November 13, 2017, held at The Metropolitan Club. “Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading… Read more.

Robert Reavis Announced as Winner of the 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

August 14, 2017

ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) is proud to announce that Robert Reavis, Associate, was selected as a winner of The M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards. Robert was chosen for his accomplishments and expertise in the industry from a pool of international nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders. The M&A Advisor, renowned globally… Read more.

Top reasons to consider an ESOP

June 2, 2017

In the lifecycle of every company, owners must face the question of ownership succession.

Overheard at the Craft Brewers Conference

May 9, 2017

At the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) in Washington, D.C. ButcherJoseph’s Ray Tarasi and Carter Smith met a number of people and organizations who were interested in exploring employee ownership. Attendees at the Craft Brewers Conference exhibited tremendous enthusiasm for the benefits that ESOPs offer to breweries and related vendors, namely: 1. Maintaining independence 2.… Read more.

Craft Breweries and ESOPs: Leaving a Legacy

April 4, 2017

The Colorado General Assembly recently passed House Bill 1214 (as referenced in the Gazette) which encourages employee ownership of existing small businesses. The bill specifically provides financial assistance to businesses converting to employee ownership and also directs staff at the Colorado office of economic development to be educated on the benefits of employee ownership. Some… Read more.

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.

Trucking Industry: Selling to an ESOP in Today’s Market

November 28, 2016

According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the trucking industry is already experiencing a significant shortage in drivers and will need to hire roughly 89,000 drivers annually over the next ten years. With a current deficit of 48,000 drivers and turnover rates fluctuating between 80 and 100 percent, the industry also anticipates a continued softening… Read more.

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