Change is inevitable and comes with uncertainty.
Since the "Great Recession", the economy has slowly recovered and private companies have gotten healthier. Challenges remain however. Conflict among shareholders can destroy a business - few family enterprises survive three generations. Some industries are contracting. Human capital is an issue for companies of every size in every industry. As we become more reliant on technology, personal long-term relationships that can take years to build can become less important.
The value of any business can change quickly. Owners have less control than in the pass and little time to adapt. Businesses must constantly reinvent themselves or risk becoming irrelevant. Most private company owners are in the dark about the value of their business.
Public companies have long recognized the challenges that uncertainty and change present. They know that windows of opportunity can open and close quickly. They appreciate the role of experienced, professional advisors in evaluating a merger or acquisition, strategic partnership, recapitalization or a restructuring of debt. No CEO of a public company would dare make a significant decision impacting shareholder value without professional advice.
At The Inman Company we believe that the owners of private companies and family owned businesses deserve access to the same quality professionals as public shareholders.
"It doesn't make sense to have access to smart, experienced people and not hire them and follow their advice."
Over the past fifty years, our consultants, all of whom are former CEOs or C level executives, have served as trusted advisors to thousands of private companies located throughout North America ranging in value from $5-$500 Million. We have initiated, negotiated, and closed hundreds of transactions including projects for some of America's most prominent family owned businesses.
As a partner-owned, highly regarded boutique firm with many years of success, we avoid conflicts of interest and the pressure to close deals common at many larger firms. As independent advisors, we are not affiliated with any commercial or investment bank, wealth manager, CPA or consulting firm.
With consultants world-wide, we maintain a proprietary network of relationships. Our diverse industry experience, deep research capabilities, and unequaled experience, provide our clients with the resources of larger investment banks. We offer our clients personal service, including 24/7 access, and a commitment to putting their interests first. Referrals from other professionals, present and past clients and friends remain our primary source of new business.
We specialize at identifying and solving complex business issues, developing alternatives for a win-win solution and creating value. Recent engagements includes early stage and mature companies in the following industry sectors:
- e-Commerce (B2B and B2C)
- Commercial construction
- Home Health Care
- Medical devices
- Information Technology
- Business Process Outsourcing
- Educational services
- Healthcare Services
- Food and Beverage distributors and service providers
- Commercial Real Estate Development and Management
- Warehousing, Logistics, Transportation and Storage
- Manufacturing, including EMS, food and beverage, metal compounds, etc
- Distressed businesses
- Government contractors including minority owned and HUB zone businesses
We pursue each new opportunity with passion, creativity, and commitment. We are well known for our professionalism and ethics.
"Bill and his team are highly professional, well connected, credentialed and experienced professionals who add significant value for their clients. Their reputation for excellence and track record over many years speaks for itself"
Ryan Tiedberg, SVP, Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T)