Change is inevitable and comes quickly. Technology provides unlimited access to information, much of which, however, is inaccurate or deliberately misleading.
Since the Great Recession, privately-owned middle-market companies have gotten healthier—but they still face challenges. A shortage of talent is an issue for companies of every size in every industry. Long-term relationships that took years to build are becoming less important. Consolidation makes many industries more competitive than ever. Most owners are caught up in working in their company, rather than working on their company.
The value of any business can change quickly. Conflict among shareholders can destroy value. Owners often have little control over their market or their customers. Businesses of all size must constantly reinvent themselves or risk becoming irrelevant.
Public companies have long recognized the challenges that uncertainty and change present. They know that windows of opportunity can open quickly. They appreciate the role of experienced, professional advisors in evaluating a merger or acquisition, strategic partnership, recapitalization or a restructuring of debt.
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, small boutique, with years of success, we avoid the conflicts of interest and pressures 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, etc.
With consultants world-wide, we maintain a proprietary network of relationships. Our diverse industry experience, deep research capabilities, and experience provide our clients with the resources of larger investment banks but with an emphasis on quality service rather than a "quick deal". We offer unpresented personal attention including 24/7 access and a total commitment to excellence . We specialize at identifying and solving complex business issues, developing alternatives for a win-win solution and creating value.
Our recent experience includes companies in the following industry sectors:
- e-Commerce (B2B and B2C)
- Commercial construction
- Home Health Care
- 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 electronic components, 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. Referrals from bankers, accountants, wealth managers, attorneys and past clients remain our primary source of new business.
"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)