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Driving positive outcomes

At CIBC Cleary Gull, we are personally vested in each transaction, making sure we offer trusted advice to position your business for great results.

Because time is the most valuable resource, we don’t waste it. We work to thoroughly know your business and what is needed to drive its success and growth. Our rigorous transaction process assures the information we put in front of potential buyers, lenders and investors tells the right story strategically, thoughtfully, and accurately.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Attracting the right buyers and delivering value.

With the experience gained from successfully completing deals in numerous industries and geographies, we know how to match buyers and companies to ensure successful transactions – anywhere around the globe.

Recognizing each engagement is unique, we combine our thorough understanding of the merger & acquisition and financing markets with our rigorous processes to accomplish your specific goals. Our M&A solutions typically involve transactions from $20 million to $500 million, including:

  • Private company sales
  • Corporate divestitures
  • Acquisitions
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Capital placement

In-depth knowledge, established relationships.

As active participants in the private capital markets, we maintain relationships with hundreds of financing sources. Our robust database captures and records buyer interactions, past investments, transaction structures, pricing, and behavior.

Leveraging our experience and comprehensive understanding of the financing markets allows us to help you develop and execute successful financing strategies for a wide range of purposes, including:

  • Funding organic growth
  • Financing an acquisition
  • Refinancing debt
  • Providing owners with a distribution
  • Completing a management buyout

Capital raising assignments typically involve raising $10 million to $250 million. We draw from our network of senior debt, mezzanine financing, and/or private equity relationships to deliver great value within the total capital structure.

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Special situations

Advising our clients regardless of the circumstance.

CIBC Cleary Gull has extensive experience partnering with owners and their advisory team in special situations to access capital markets under accelerated timelines. We leverage our industry expertise and our relationships with buyers, investors, lenders, and other capital providers with identified special situations interest and capabilities to provide thoughtful advice and optimal outcomes.

We focus on providing transaction-oriented special situations advisory services, including:

  • Refinancings, recapitalizations, and restructurings
  • Accelerated M&A
  • Corporate divestitures
  • §363 sale transactions
  • Buy-side advisory
  • Other services, including strategic alternatives analyses,
    valuations, and fairness opinions

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CIBC Cleary Gull’s special situations capabilities and experience

Contact John Peterson, Managing Director
and Head of Special Situations

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Financial advisory

Presenting every opportunity for success.

Having completed numerous complex advisory projects for both public and private companies, our experience allows us to provide you unbiased advice on market-based strategic and financial alternatives. Working extensively with our clients before a transaction provides us time to develop strong relationships.

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Sponsor coverage

Relationships and enhanced deal flow.

Focused on being a trusted advisor to the private equity community, we work closely with financial sponsors to provide advice for specific companies in their portfolio. Whether analyzing a range of alternatives, effecting a leveraged recapitalization, an acquisition, or a portfolio company sale, we deliver the same high-quality service.

Understanding that each firm is unique, our senior bankers build strong relationships with private equity sponsors.

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Global reach

Accessing global buyers and perspective.

CIBC’s experience and footprint spans the globe, with offices in major M&A centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Our organization collaborates as one team to deliver global perspectives and relationships with key international strategic and private equity buyers.

In addition to leveraging CIBC’s global capital markets network, CIBC Cleary Gull is a member of Orion International Advisors; a collaborative network of high-quality investment banking firms around the world. Our Orion Partner relationships allow us to utilize the collective expertise, best practices, industry insights, and global presence of our partners in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America to identify and reach potential international buyers.

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Across multiple industries

See how we apply our insight, creativity and responsiveness to achieve the great outcomes for our clients across a wide variety of industries.