SERVICES

Capital Markets

Brockson has extensive experience raising capital. Brockson principals have experience operating their own companies and understand the complexities of fund raising.... And thus your needs! Brockson has built thirty years of winning relationships, mostly through vision or creative problem‐solving to gain optimal resolution, values and success.

We were entrepreneurs before we were bankers. We get it.

Business Advisory

Brockson advise high‐growth technology companies. The outcome of any transaction certainly matters; the strategy created before‐hand generates the destination of the business. In fact, your business success is judged by the ultimate outcome of its value. Brockson’s expertise advice provides you the value you seek, together through vision we provide you from our many years of experience. Add our ideas, strategies, and views to your management team.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Brockson is focused on lower middle market companies that are growing. We understand a sale or a merger of all or part of your business. We deliver success though our resources of networks and associations.

Preparation, timing and execution are Brockson’s duties every day for you. Our experience shows negotiation is not a one‐time event.

Negotiation is an attempt to influence or persuade a party to do something, our experience in hundreds of transaction demonstrates the SUCCESS difference is not a mechanical process or even a linear one.

Negotiation as a one‐off event (such as buying a car), where your sole aim is to be on the winning side of the deal (or in the case of the car purchase, to get the best price). In reality, winning and getting the best deal is not always the same thing. The best possible outcome for everyone involved is to win over the long term.

Always make sure that strong relationships are at the center of your negotiations. When you focus on building meaningful relationships, it paves the way for the creative problem‐solving necessary to get to the optimal resolution.

EXPERIENCE

Industrial

  • Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Packaging
  • Chemicals/Plastics
  • Test & Measurement Recycling
  • Defense
  • Nutriceuticals
  • Water Filtration

Information

  • Security
  • Big Data
  • Cloud
  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Mobile Apps
  • Media Telecommunications
  • 5G
  • Ad App

Technology

  • Hardware
  • Semiconductors
  • Sensors
  • Telecommunications
  • Material Science
  • MEMs
  • Ad‐applications
  • Internet
  • Nano‐technology
  • Robotics

Services

  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Distribution
  • Outsourcing
  • Staffing
  • Entertainment
  • Construction
  • Promotional
  • Building Services
  • Wine Consulting

Please Choose An Industry


AbTech Industries

Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Water, Filters, Oil Tech) in AZ

Apparel Marketing Industries

Disposition

Manufacturer (Apparel) in IL

Arcturus Sailing Co.

Disposition

Software (SaaS) in CA

Arrow Electronics

Acquisition & Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Electronics) in NY

Arrow Packaging

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Packaging Biodegradable) in NY

Auto Safety House

Growth Capital

Distributor (Automotive, School Bus) in AZ

Avalon Marketing

Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Consumer, Toys) in IL

Black Diamond Technologies, Inc.

Disposition

Manufacturer (Defense) in AZ

Brown Jewelers, Inc.

Acquisition & Growth Capital

Wholesale (Consumer) in CA

CEI Acquisition Group

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Aerospace) in AZ

Central States Bus

Growth Capital

School Bus Distributor (Automotive, School Bus) in MI

Chandler Square

Acquisition & Growth Capital

Shopping Center (Real Estate) in AZ

Cholla Pipeline

Growth Capital

Oil and Gas (Natural Gas Pipeline) in TX

Compushare

Growth Capital

Distributor (SaaS) in AZ

Diamondback Metal Systems

Disposition

Manufacturer (Industrial Materials) in AZ

Digital Equipment Corp.

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Electronics) in AZ

Drum Printing & Fulfillment

Disposition

Manufacturer (Media & Fulfillment) in AZ

Esio Beverage

Growth Equity

Manufacturer/Wholesale (Consumer) in AZ

Flexpoint Sensor Systems

Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Sensors) in UT

Flip Chip Technologies

Growth Equity

Manufacturer (Semiconductor) in AZ

FoodGRO, LLC

Acquisition

Food Business (Consumer) in AZ

Fralock Converter

Disposition

Manufacturer (Industrial Materials) in CA

FUDA Tractor

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Electronics) in China

Gateway Village

Acquisition

Residential Apts. (Real Estate) in MO

Good Living Products

Growth Equity

Healthcare (Consumer) in AZ

Grafkon Overlays Corp.

Disposition

Manufacture (Electronics) in AZ

Gumtech, Inc.

Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Consumer) in FL

Harkins Theatres

Acquisition

Movie Theater (Entertainment) in AZ

IEEE, Inc.

Disposition

Distributor (Electronics) in CA

Incentive Logic

Growth Capital

Software (SaaS) in AZ

Industrial Sensor Solutions

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Sensors) in CA

Jordan Bridge

Growth Equity

Construction & Real Estate (Contractor Infrastructure) in VA

K & E Bindery

Disposition

Manufacturer (Media Software & Printing) in KS

Knoell Investments

Growth Capital

Home builder (Real Estate) in AZ

Lear Jet

Acquisition & Growth Capital

Airline Manufacturer (Manufacturer) in KA

Maverick Energy-Permian Basin

Growth Capital

Natural Gas Wells (Oil and Gas) in TX

Maverick Energy-Piceance Basin

Growth Capital

Natural Gas Wells (Oil and Gas) in CO

Maverick Energy-SageBrush

Growth Capital

Natural Gas Pipeline (Oil and Gas) in CO

MERS Holding

Acquisition

SBIRs Science (Sensors) in AZ

Mid Valley Engineering

Acquisition & Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Automotive) in NC

Miss Karens Yogurt

Acquisition & Growth Equity

Food Manufacturer (Manufacturer) in AZ

NaturMed, Inc.

Disposition

Healthcare (Consumer) in AZ

NGK Insulators

Acquisition

Conglomerate (Manufacturer) in NY

Nutracea

Growth Capital

Food Manufacturer (Manufacturer) in AZ

OEM Logistics

Growth Capital

Logistic Services (Business Services) in AZ

Paul Distributors, Inc.

Disposition

Distributor (Electronics) in MO

Payout Accounting System

Growth Capital

Software (SaaS) in CA

Petro Source Energy

Growth Capital

Tertiary Oil Recovery (Oil and Gas) in TX

Primarion, Inc.

Disposition

Manufacturer (Semiconductor) in AZ

Printing & Packaging Specialists

Disposition

Manufacturer (Media & Printing) in KS

Prodeo Technologies

Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Semiconductor) in AZ

Real Time Companies

Growth Capital

Software & Devices (Defense) in AZ

Regular Mold & Machining

Growth Capital

Manufacture (Industrial Materials) in AZ

Rural Metro

Growth Capital

Ambulance/Fire (Business Services) in AZ

Saviez Winery Services

Growth Capital

Vineyard Services (Agriculture) in CA

SECME of France

Growth Equity

Manufacturer (Sensors/Electronics) in FR

Shure Ltd.

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Industrial Materials) in IL

Sitex, Inc.

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Semiconductor) in China

Southwest Solar

Disposition & Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Energy/Sensors) in AZ

Supernatural Landscaping

Growth Capital

Landscaper (Construction) in CA

Synergy, Inc.

Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Apparel) in AZ

Taliq, Inc. (Raychem)

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Electronics) in CA

TechFLO

Disposition

Manufacturer (Electronics) in AZ

Ticketmaster

Growth Capital

Ticket Provider (Entertainment) in NY

Tiger Village

Acquisition

Apartment (Real Estate) in MO

Unicom Trade Web Media

Growth Capital

Software (Consumer) in KS

Wastewater Solutions

Growth Capital

Manufacturer (Water) in AZ

Western Insurance

Growth Capital

Retail (Consumer) in KS

Williams Associates

Disposition

Distribution (Consumer Promotion Products) in AZ

Xymox Technologies, Inc.

Acquisition

Manufacturer (Electronics) in WI

Case Studies


On behalf of the founding family who were third generation owner/operators, advised the sellers of Arizona’s largest school bus distributor and one of the state’s largest seller and service providers of truck equipment and trailer parts. Found the buyer in Rocky Mountain Capital, negotiated all terms of purchase and served as the post-acquisition Chief Financial Officer in transitioning the company from family to private equity ownership. Sat on the company’s Board of Directors throughout the seven year ownership period. Invested and grew the company substantially in all three Arizona locations and expanded into Nevada. Sold the company to Gladstone Capital Corporation.

Served as advisor and then as co-independent sponsor in the purchase of the world’s largest aquarium wall manufacturer with manufacturing locations in both Colorado and Thailand. Performed a detailed assessment of this complex business including its percentage of completion accounting practices, market position, sales strategy and backlog. Negotiated the principal sale terms with the owner and their broker, found the private equity group that financially backed the transaction, oversaw a detailed, multi-faceted due diligence process, lead a bank refinance post-transaction and sit on the company’s Board of Directors with principal focus on the financial aspects of the business.

Targeted sale process to strategic buyers. Served as execution lead, responsible for business plan, marketing due diligence and financial modeling. Assisted the forty year old family business utilizing a complex sell-side structure to sell to one family member with top management balance to strategic. Correlated corporate finance during bi-state expansion, majority and a minority sale piece. Handled all detail of a confidential sale search, negotiations during strategic sale auction. All buy targets had national sales channels. Importantly delicately provided advice to two generation owners, and management over a twelve-month period creating first business plan in twenty years, due diligence book pre-sale, selected three national buyer targets, completed negotiating and close of business and the negotiation and close of a new commercial bank financing including credit line, building/development loan, and term mortgage.

ABOUT

From the use of new technologies such as telepresence and cognitive computing to their proactive and adroit strategic networking, Brockson is setting new standards for its IB performance, especially when it comes to assembling their team of experts, sourced in and outside their iBank.

Brockson advisors combine evolving operational expertise with industry knowledge providing seasoned transaction experience to client’s M&A and Growth Capital situations – for generating success.

The Brockson Team:

John F. Trotter II

Managing Director

Dan Mahoney

Managing Director

Chris Whitson

Principal

Board

Auxiliary Membership Board

Brockson is a value‐oriented boutique investment bank dedicated to providing merger and acquisition assistance to lower‐middle market companies. Our seasoned, and highly qualified professionals offer solutions for companies’ owners, management teams and entrepreneurs that require strategic, financial, operations and restructuring assistance via Brockson investment banking services.

Brockson clients are companies that have or very soon have EBITDA’s of $2 million to $15 million.

Brockson has an off‐shore affiliation with Sett & Lucas’s six global M&A offices with locations in
Hong Kong New York London Tokyo Tel Aviv Barcelona India

Brockson provides advisors for growth-oriented businesses in the technology, manufacturing and business services sectors; bringing the skills and experience needed to create a strategic partnership that will drive the successful execution of a client's growth plan. Brockson has the industry expertise needed to capitalize on value-creation opportunities and growth and move businesses forward.

Our investment banking team has over 100 years of combined experience including an immense amount of operational experience in addition to transaction experience. Brockson understands first-hand the strategic and operational challenges that lower middle-market companies regularly face and can serve as value-added partners to management teams.

M&A is the foundation of Brockson’s financial advisory practice, established over many decades. Our services include evaluating potential targets or merger partners, providing valuation analyses, and evaluating and proposing financial and strategic alternatives. We advise on strategy, timing, structure, financing, and pricing, and assist in negotiating and closing transactions. We offer advice on enhancing management teams.

Due to our deep operational experience, leading industry knowledge, we offer a broad array of equity, and debt capital raising alternatives. Our approach to capital markets is providing unconflicted advice for our clients. Providing corporate finance solutions by focusing on long-term perspectives verses short term results, and by offering a customer solution versus generic alternatives.

Our broad network of industry experts and other value-added resources further enhance business performance and management teams.

Our clients benefit from our established relationships with the buy-side. With a broad market of potential investors, we can seek optimal success in transactions. Our deep relationships include:

  • Hedge Funds/mutual funds
  • Traditional private equity funds
  • Venture capital funds
  • Insurance companies/pension funds
  • Family offices/private investors
  • Strategic investors

From our long-term network of relationships, Brockson provides advice to lower-middle market companies in private placements of senior debt, subordinated and mezzanine debt, convertible and equity-linked securities and private equity; it is paramount to our success. We have proven track records in:

  • Growth capital for venture and private-equity backed companies
  • Acquisition financing for financial sponsor clients
  • Private market resales of single positions or portfolios
  • Growth capital or liquidity for pre-IPO companies
  • Debt refinancing and dividend recaps
  • Special situations such as corporate spinouts, recaps, and restructurings

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KNOWLEDGEABLE

RESULTS ORIENTED