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Marriott & Co. has deep experience in advising closely-held private companies in mergers and acquisitions. Our professionals have nearly 50 years of experience navigating the complexities of M&A transactions, while providing objective guidance and “high-touch” client service to our clients every step of the way. Each M&A assignment we undertake is customized to suit our client’s precise needs, and we work tirelessly to exceed expectations in every way.

Sell-side advisory services

Marriott & Co. specializes in running highly effective sell-side transaction processes for closely-held private companies who wish to maximize valuation, find the optimal buyer and close on an efficient timeline.  We professionally manage every step of the process with rigorous attention to detail, thus allowing our clients to focus on running their business.  Stringent confidentiality is maintained throughout the process.

Our process begins with pre-deal strategic planning and preparation to understand our client’s goals in a sale transaction.  We then create best-in-class marketing materials and a thorough potential buyer list to ensure that our client’s “story” is being effectively told to the appropriate audience.  All contact with potential buyers is handled by our professionals, and we also manage management visits, negotiations and buyer due diligence all the way until closing.

The process of selling a closely-held private company is a big decision for owners, and we are confident in our ability to deliver results to those clients that entrust us with such an important, life-changing event.

Sales to private equity firms, strategic acquirers and management buyouts

Our professionals have unique access to the most relevant buyers of middle market companies, including financial buyers and large strategic buyers in a variety of industries.

Transactions include 100% sales and partial recapitalizations

We have advised clients on transactions ranging from partial sales of companies where the existing shareholders retain a large ownership stake post-transaction to 100% sales.  We are adept at running processes that generate multiple unique structural alternatives from which our clients may choose.

Transaction sizes ranging from $10 - $150 million

Our M&A transactions at Marriott & Co. generally range from $10 – $150 million and are in a wide variety of different industries, including business services; consumer and retail; industrials; technology, media and telecommunications; energy; and healthcare.

Buy-side advisory services

Marriott & Co. also offers buy-side advisory services to our core client base of closely-held private companies, as well as to private equity firms, public companies and other acquirers of middle market companies. Services on the buy-side include broad acquisition searches, targeted acquisition negotiations, structural advisory, due diligence and transaction financing advisory. We bring the same level of commitment, expertise and diligence to buy-side assignments as our clients have come to expect on the sell-side.

I can’t thank the Marriott & Co. team enough for the amazing job they did throughout this process. They managed an efficient and professional process to ensure that TDBBS found a private equity partner that truly understands our unique business model.

Avrum Elmakis, Founder and CEO of TDBBS, LLC