Experts in the
Confidential
Sale of
Private
Companies

 

 

About Us

No one has
worked with more
privately-held
companies.
No one.

You built your company ... it's very important to you,
and it's very important to us too.

One day you will leave it. We provide you with options - options that work for you.

Originally founded in 1989 as Mountain, Inc., we have valued or consulted with well over 3,000 private companies across industry sectors. We have confidentially opened a market for, and sold, 100's of private companies.

We have over 28 years of archived data and we know what creates value in the eyes of a buyer(s)... more importantly, we’re on your side.

In those situations where owners have elected to have us confidentially open and make a market for them, we have generated premium offers in 100% of the time.

Ready to start a confidential conversation about your largest asset?  Click here.

Custom Strategies:
The
eMerge
Advantage


 

“The complete or partial sale of a privately-held company is much more complex than Wall Street mega-deals. The potential buyer pool is larger and the transaction issues are more complex and varied.”

Michael Ryan
President

Until eMerge M&A owners of privately-held companies did not have access to certain alternatives and expertise available to the rest of the market.

Sell a companySale of the Company

Open the market and sell 100% of your company at the right time for the highest price or...

RecapitalizationsRecapitalizations

"Take some chips off the table" and still be involved with managing and growing the business. Get paid out for some portion of the company now while allowing for upside potential creating "two bites at the apple" or...

Management BuyoutsManagement Buyouts

Management teams or family members do not typically have the cash an owner wants at closing. Sell to them while still capitalizing on the fruits of your labor. The key is to find the right equity partner or...

Others, many exist; the key is to custom tailor a strategy.

Regardless of the transaction alternative targeted at the beginning;

  • Each transaction alternative has the same objective; the Highest Quality Transaction.
  • Each alternative empowers an owner to choose the best successor.
  • An owner can change their mind mid-process and choose a different alternative. 

All options start the same way and the M&A Process is the same.

Click here for the eMerge M&A flowchart.

Deal Metrics by eMerge M&A

We Get
Results.

Take a look at our Deal Metrics gathered from numerous closed transactions in every business sector since 2001 ...

  • 100% of companies we have taken to market we have generated premium offers.

  • Only 8% of sellers had ever even heard of their eventual buyer.

  • Average targeted prospective acquirers in a Buyers List was 270.

  • Average response rate from the market was 21%, nearly doubling the M&A industry standard of 11%.

  • Average number of days between hiring eMerge and executing an LOI was 225 days.
  • In 30% of closed transactions, the seller decided to retain some equity and grow the business with the buyer.

  • PEG’s executed 76% of incoming Confidentiality Agreements but represented 21% of buyers on closed transactions.

  • PEG’s with platform companies represented 24% of closed transactions.

  • Strategic buyers represented 55% of closed transactions consisting of 73% private companies and 27% publicly traded buyers.

Our Team & Offices

We've been to
the other side.

You're Not Alone.

N.Y. / N.J. Office

Transactions, IT,
Business Development

Michael Ryan
Michael Ryan
President
Bio

Thomas Stephens
Thomas Stephens
Managing Partner
Bio

Wendy Umstadter
Wendy Umstadter
Resources Manager
Video Editing

Nick Troyano
Nick Troyano
Business Development
Manager

Cheryl Adams
Cheryl Adams
CFO & Human Resources

Joe Rinaldi
Joe Rinaldi
CIO

Tom Kukla

Mark Whitney
Sr. Managing Director Transactions 

Dallas / Fort Worth Office

Transactions, Analytics, Business Development

William S. Leib, Sr.
William S. Leib, Sr.
Managing Partner
Bio

Jamie Beckerich
Jamie Beckerich
Sr. Managing Director

Maria Franklin
Maria Franklin
Managing Director

John Paul
John Paul
Managing Director

Ken Tran
Stephanie Booher
Dir. of Business Development

Ed Vigil

Ed Vigil
VP Business Development

Mo Bolton

Mo Bolton
VP Business Development

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Ronald Black
VP Business Development

Tom Kukla

J. Nicole Allen
VP Business Development

Tom Kukla

Stewart Mcgillivray
VP Business Development

Michael Anderson
VP Business Development


Kelly Gallagher
VP Business Development

William Hale
VP Business Development

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Scott DeStefano
VP Business Development

Florida Office

Buyer Resource Management, Business Development, Transactions, Analytics

Joseph Huston
Joseph B. Huston
Managing Partner
Bio

Sean Harrigan
Sean Harrigan
Exec. Vice President
Bio

Tom Laffey
Tom Laffey
Exec. Vice President

Robin Morelli
Robin Morelli
Sr. Managing Director

Steve White
Steve White
Sr. Managing Director

Cathy Eng
Cathy Eng
Buyer Resources Manager

Cathy Eng

Matthew Genot
Managing Director
Analytics

N.C. Office

Business Development,
Analytics

William Jacobs

William Jacobs
VP Business Development

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Susan Schaper
Sr. Managing Director
Analytics

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Denise Marie Fugo
VP Business Development

Ontario, Canada
Office

Business Development

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Roger Grant
VP Business Development