MPI’s M&A Advisory

When considering critical events, such as the sale of a closely held business, it is vital to receive counsel from experienced advisors whom you are confident have your best interests in mind.  MPI staffs its M&A advisory assignments with partners to ensure you receive the senior-level attention your deal deserves.

With decades of experience working with closely held business owners, we truly understand that no two situations are alike and, to that end, we dedicate the necessary efforts, up front, to identify and discuss a range of strategic options that might be suitable.

Diligence and Valuation

Over the past several years, thorough sell-side due diligence has become a fixture in properly executed sale processes.  MPI’s team of advisors devote significant time and resources to understand your business’s opportunities and challenges, normalized historical performance and outlook, and where you fall within the industry at large.  These are not merely data points to be inserted into selling documents, but rather critical observations as to the most likely buyer universe, expected valuation range and, perhaps most importantly, answer the question as to whether now is the right time to seek a liquidity event.

Prospective Buyer Research

Finding the right buyer group might mean the difference between a closed deal at a premium multiple or a floundering process.  In that regard, we thoroughly and creatively consider the full spectrum of potential buyers and work cooperatively with our client to ensure the ultimate list captures direct competitors, upstream and downstream players, and financial buyers / private equity groups.  Our experience indicates the best buyer is not always the first one that comes to mind.

Preparation of Marketing Materials and Confidential Memoranda

The CIM presents an opportunity to not only present a compelling story for the client, but also anticipate the deal rationale from the standpoint of a prospective buyer.  To that end, we work to highlight achievable operating, revenue and cost synergies.


We work tirelessly to navigate the myriad of issues that arise during the negotiation phase, including deal structure, transaction consideration, working capital thresholds, or indemnification escrows.  Our goal is to advocate for our client and close on the most attractive deal terms.

Our Office Locations

Get in Touch with our Boston Team:

101 Arch Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 892-6078

Get in Touch with our Chicago Team:

203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 214-2299

Contact: Tadd A. Lindsay

Get in Touch with our MPI Headquarters:

1000 Lenox Drive
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 924-4200

Contact: Mark E. Lingerfield, ASA
Joseph C. Hassan, CFA, ASA

Get in Touch with our New York Team:

100 Park Avenue
Suite 1600
New York, NY  10017
(212) 935-4422

Contact: Daniel M. Kerrigan, CFA
Todd G. Povlich, ASA
John L. Varga, ASA

Get in Touch with our Philadelphia Team:

One Liberty Place,

1650 Market Street, Suite 3600, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(267) 233-5033

Contact: Mark Lingerfield, ASA
Tracey M. Jasey

Get in Touch with our San Francisco Team

201 Mission Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA, 94105


Contact: Thomas C. Berg, Jr., CFA, ASA, CVA

Get in Touch with our Seattle Team

Columbia Tower
701 Fifth Avenue
42nd Floor
Seattle, WA, 98104


Contact: David Eckstein, CFA

Get in Touch with our Connecticut Team:

225 Main Street, Suite 203
Westport, CT 06880

Contact: William Murray, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

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