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

Dec - 21

Fort Dearborn Partners advises Foodservice Provider

Fort Dearborn Partners, Inc. served as the exclusive financial advisor to an Illinois-based foodservice provider and refinanced $17,500,000 of debt.

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Jul - 21

Brian Hartford joins Fort Dearborn Partners

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Brian Hartford has joined the firm as a Senior Director.

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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