Specific Advantages

Industry Analysis

  • In-depth knowledge of the chemical and life science industries and companies at all levels within the Firm, including knowledge of corporate strategies, management styles, and market dynamics
  • Timely communication of pertinent market trends and specific events to clients which may impact their operations or financial status

Relationships

  • Consistent contact and attention which does not change constantly with changes in investment banking leadership or strategies
  • No pressure from a parent investment banking organization to obtain a minimum amount of business per year from a client
  • Focus on long-term relationships, not short-term fee maximization
  • No internal conflicts of interest within the Firm

Idea Generation

  • Superior skills for identifying financing strategies and potential acquisition targets and divestiture candidates which may offer the greatest enhancement in shareholder value
  • Thorough understanding of the operations, strategies and management styles of many private and public companies
  • Willingness to identify small and medium sized transactions as well as types of transactions that are not considered attractive to pursue by most investment banks (joint ventures, business swaps, etc.)

Execution of Transactions and Financings

  • Senior level involvement during each step of the transaction
  • All project team members have industry expertise
  • Extensive contacts throughout many corporations and the ability to identify the appropriate contact points for initial discussions
  • The highest level of confidentiality on all communications and better structured to control sensitive information
  • Knowledge of industry specific requirements of transactions and financings
  • Excellent technical investment banking expertise