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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 (approximately 60% of all deals sold are to strategic buyers) to ensure high-valued 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 meet your specific needs and accomplish your specific goals. Our M&A solutions typically involve transactions from $20 million to $250 million, including:

  • Private company sales
  • Corporate divestitures
  • Acquisitions
  • Going-private transactions

Our team is skilled at solving complex transaction issues and positioning businesses for maximum value.


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.

Capital Placement

Special situations

Performance under pressure.

We have extensive expertise in advising private and public companies, private equity firms, lenders, and other parties in special situations. Skilled at working with multiple stakeholders to effect the transaction, we help overcome operational issues, balance sheet challenges and conflicting investor objectives.

Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions

When faced with compressed timelines we can rapidly develop a thorough knowledge of your business and evaluate your strategic alternatives.

Debt Refinancing and Restructuring

Our debt refinancing and restructuring services start with an in-depth assessment of market-based alternatives to help optimize your capital structures.


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.


Private equity 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.


Global access

Accessing global buyers.

We have completed M&A transactions in a variety of industries with buyers from many countries. As members of the International Association of Investment Bankers (IAIB), we collaborate with a network of high-quality investment banking firms around the world. These relationships allow us to utilize the collective expertise, best practices, industry insights, and global reach of our partners in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America to identify 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.