JANAS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE…….
Jack Freeman, an experienced Investment Banker, has joined Janas as a Vice President. He has spent the entirety of his Investment Banking career serving business owners and C-suite level professionals on Mergers & Acquisition transactions and ownership transfers.
Jack is joining Janas to apply his extensive background of developing and advancing client marketing materials, company valuations, junior banker training, and M&A process insight for Middle Market companies. Jack is an expert in financial modeling and analysis. He has represented both public and private clients across the U.S. Mainland and in HI.
Prior to joining Janas, Jack worked as an Investment Banking Associate at FMI Capital Advisors, a specialized middle market Investment Bank that focuses on construction and engineering companies. Previously, Jack worked as an Investment Banking Analyst for SDR Ventures, a boutique generalist M&A advisory group focused on founder owned businesses.
Jack appreciates and understands the value in telling client company stories. Focusing on clients’ key investment considerations, Jack has assisted business owner achieve above market valuations.
Jack is a graduate of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is securities licensed with Series 79 and 63.
Jack resides in Southern California. He is available to serve clients Worldwide.
If you are considering a transtion of company ownership,
please contact Jack Freeman to set up a ZOOM call.
141 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 102, Pasadena, CA 91101-4757 USA
SERVICES TO PRIVATE EQUITY PORTFOLIO
MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
Janas Consulting, Inc. is proud to announce the additional of David Adler as a new professional to the Janas Team. During the operational challenges related to the Pandemic, David brings experience to manufacturing and distribution clients who need skilled support during this difficult and challenging time.
David is a proven interim CEO and Efficiency Consultant. Trained by the author of Six Sigma, David adds value to both Public and Private Manufacturing and Distribution companies. He executes Best Practices with the tools that a client has at hand.
David has performed more than SIXTY ENGAGEMENTS for Private Equity Group portfolio companies that engage in Manufacturing and Distribution and need a fresh perspective provided by a trained and experienced Executive Consultant. He has provided services to several Divisions of Safran Aerospace, TriMas Aerospace, Honeywell, GE Aerospace and Kellstrom Defense. David turned a division of Beacon Industries from “worst supplier” at UTC to “Gold Supplier.”
David resides in Southern California. He is available to serve clients Worldwide.
If your Portfolio Manufacturing Company
is experiencing operational and profitability challenges,
contact David Adler to set up a ZOOM call.
141 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 102, Pasadena, CA 91101-4757 USA
Since inception 25 years ago, JANAS has placed among the top 10 percent of M&A specialists in the USA. JANAS Associates – JANAS Consulting and JCC Advisors serve the specialized needs of Lower Middle Market companies globally. JANAS has earned the highest close rate of most competitors. The Firm has closed more than 80% of our sell-side transactions at a higher multiple and better deal structure than many other intermediaries. Typically, Middle Market intermediaries close 50%-60% of their sell-side mandates according to M&A Industry statistics.
JANAS Investment Bankers have hands-on expertise earned from years of owning and managing Aerospace & Defense Industry companies. Whether your company is in manufacturing, engineering, repair station and FBO operations, field services, distribution, brokering or OEM production and support.
JANAS has a track record of transaction and consulting success serving businesses like yours.
- Middle Market Investment Bank and Management Consulting firm since 1995
- Expert in Transactions for businesses with valuations from $5M to $150 M
- 14 Bankers and Consultants
- With an average of 25 years business experience each
- Graduates of top Universities and premiere US Corporations
80% sell-side close rate vs industry average of 50% -60%
- Auto Retail Services
- Business Services
- Energy & Renewables
- Fashion-Retail & Manufacturing
- Food & Beverage
- Media & Entertainment
- Medical and Dental Products
- Transportation & Logistics
- Wholesale B2B & Distribution
- Sell-side M&A Advisory
- Buy-side M&A Representation
- Corporate Finance
- Exit and Succession Strategies
Barton has been active in management of both public and private companies since 1991. He bought, managed, grew and sold an Aerospace and Defense manufacturer to an international conglomerate in 2010. He has in-depth experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Manufacturing, Engineering, MRO, and Global Distribution and is knowledgeable concerning Federal and California business and environmental laws.
Paul enjoyed a 30 year career as a CPA with KPMG, managing 3 offices and serving hundreds of public and private companies, and then began Value Building, Exit Planning and M&A. Prior to rejoining Janas, he managed the Los Angeles office of a large East Coast investment bank for 12 years. He negotiated and managed the sale of a $50+M revenue metal finishing provider that has served the aerospace community (military & commercial) since 1948 and has numerous approvals from industry prime contractors. Paul has also sold an $8M revenue premier provider of metal processing and metal finishing for the aerospace industry, and has consulted with many West Coast metal platers.
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin
The devastating Coronavirus Pandemic has precipitated an economic decline and slowed M&A transactions. While pundits compare the recent 2020 Coronavirus 2007-2008 Great Recession of 2007-2008, they are dissimilar.
The differences are important in a current business sale.
The Great Recession was a financial crisis that caused a near collapse of our banking system. When banks fail, the economy is not far behind. Before our economy shut down earlier this year, the USA was the envy of the globe, a shining star leading with economic growth, record low unemployment, and high private business valuations.
M&A deal activity was aggressive at the beginning of the crisis. Then our World changed. With the initial shutdown starting in March 2020, M&A transactions slowed to a crawl. That crawl has changed to a stampede.
Capital drives the world.
According to The Wall Street Journal in July, Private Equity Groups have $1.5 TRILLION in available capital for acquisitions. The Janas Team receives daily emails, newsletters, phone calls, and texts from well-funded buyers eager to compete for acquisitions.
So, what does this mean to you, the business owner?
Many Exit Strategy Plans are on hold in 2020. Owners whose businesses performed during the pandemic can attract upwards valuations. Companies that remained profitable, but profitability declined are also targets. Buyers are lined up to make competing offers.
Our point is simple. Despite the pandemic, an unprecedented abundance of investment capital is seeking to acquire your business. The time has come to Exit.
Next step? Give Janas a call.
To understand your alternatives, check your calendar, and we will set up a ZOOM call or phone chat.
We can tell you in minutes exactly what we see and hear.
Janas is pleased to announce….
Paul K. Richey, CPA, and licensed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), has rejoined the firm. Paul moved to another M&A firm several years ago. After recent discussions, Paul returned to Janas and is fully engaged in delivering services to his clients.
In his initial long career as a Partner with the international accounting firm, KPMG, Paul led public and private M&A engagements in various industries, including Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Hospitality, Food Service, and Manufacturing and Distribution. He served as managing partner in San Diego, California; Rochester, New York; and as Partner-in Charge of the Accounting and Auditing practice in St. Louis, Missouri.
Paul has M&A and Consulting experience in many industries. He has a specific focus on transactions related to Retailers in Quick Lubes, Cash Washes, and Food Service. He has served sell side clients and buyside clients undertaking a roll-up in the Quick Lube and the Cash Wash Industry. He has sold more than 700 stores in these sectors.
He interfaces with Private Equity Groups who focus on the Industry. Private Equity raised more investment capital in 2019 than in any previous year. The Coronavirus Pandemic slowed M&A activity. Nonetheless, PEG’s tell us daily that “We are Open for Business.”
One investment group told his that: “We see a tremendous opportunity to deploy our back, buy, and build investment strategy within the Cash Wash Industry and are excited to build a Multi-Regional Platform of high-quality car washes.”
Paul works with his sell side clients in the Industry to analyze current year results and determine the process for achieving excellent sell side financial results. Paul understands the Industry which allows him to garner outstanding results for clients.
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