Buy-Side Advisory

Fort Dearborn routinely advises clients seeking an acquisition. Acquisitions are not without risk, whether you are an experienced buyer or a novice. Despite the risk, a successful acquisition can be immediately accretive to earnings. What separates a good acquisition from a bad one is knowledge and informed decision making.  Fort Dearborn's extensive operations and financial experience, combined with its in-depth understanding of the acquisition process, from beginning through post-acquisition integration, can augment your team and eliminate the knowledge gaps and help avoid pitfalls. As buy-side advisors, FDP has assisted buyers in the following areas:

  • Helping the company identify potential acquisition targets
  • Valuation of the target company
  • Financial and operational due diligence on target companies
  • Financial modeling of the transaction
  • Arranging financing
  • Negotiating and closing the deal

Highlighted Engagements

$40M sheet fed commercial printer, with mailing and fulfillment operations based in the Midwest

$1.2B multi-location bakery with distribution into groceries, restaurants, and foodservice

$200M sub-primal protein processor

Experienced Professionals

FDP News

Oct - 23

Max Bechtel and Austin Curtis join Fort Dearborn Partners

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Fort Dearborn Team, Max Bechtel and Austin Curtis.

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Apr - 23

Fort Dearborn advises Reliable Knitting Works

Fort Dearborn Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor for the refinancing of Reliable Knitting Works, a $125 Million Wisconsin-based Company.

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