Transaction Due Diligence

In today‚Äôs competitive environment, understanding new investment and lending opportunities depend upon more than a strong knowledge of finance and accounting.  Time-sensitive and mission-critical investment decisions require deep industry experience and operations expertise.  Fort Dearborn has the financial acumen, industry breadth, and operational skills essential to performing comprehensive due diligence services, including Quality of Earnings reports, that potential buyers and their lenders need to make informed decisions. After closing, our deal team can assist with post-acquisition integration planning and implementation to effect a seamless transition. Whether the target is publicly traded, privately held, or a corporate spinoff, we have the skill to identify strengths, synergies, and discover understated/undisclosed issues.

Highlighted Engagements

distributor of plant-based snacks, functional ingredients, and gourmet seasonings

distributor of cigarettes, candy, coffee, food, and various sundry items in six states

distributor of fresh products, beverages, dairy products, and groceries

distributor of tobacco, accessories and supplies, and confectionery products

manufacturer of steel tubing for agricultural and industrial use

organic food distributor to national grocery, big box, and specialty stores

distributor of refrigerated and frozen value-added meat, poultry, and deli products

distributor of specialty cheese, protein, deli, and bakery goods

supplier of locally sourced raw honey to national and regional grocery stores

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