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

Experienced Professionals

FDP News

May - 21

Fort Dearborn Advises Kanaflex Corporation, USA

Kanaflex Corporation USA (“Kanaflex” or the “Company”) is an industrial hose manufacturer with operations in Vernon Hills (IL), Compton (CA), and... Read More

Feb - 21

2020 Year in Review

Chicago, IL - Despite the rollercoaster ride that was 2020, we at FDP are proud to say that, thanks to our resilient and trusting clients, hard-working and talented staff,... Read More

Sep - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Motor Distributor

Fort Dearborn Partners served as a financial advisor for the refinancing of a $3.5M Line of Credit and $2.2M mortgage for a $20 million Illinois-based motor distributor coming... Read More