As third generation owners and majority shareholders of Whayne Supply Company, we were prepared to exit the company and sell our shares to the existing management team. However, neither side had prior experience in buying or selling a privately held company. After many months of fruitless negotiations, we hired Oxford Advisors to break the logjam and structure a transaction.
Oxford Advisors established a valuation matrix, got both sides to agree on a fair value, and helped arrange financing. Thanks to Oxford Advisors, we received one hundred percent cash for our shares in spite of the fact that the transaction closed in December, 2008, during the most difficult conditions in U.S. capital markets since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Robert Whayne, third generation owner and a majority shareholder
Whayne Supply Company
Oxford Advisors gets the job done! They were able to close the transaction to our complete satisfaction during difficult market conditions in our industry.
Carl W. Treleaven, CEO and Owner
Oxford Advisors was recommended to me by one of their previous clients. They did an outstanding job and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone planning to sell a business.
Swain N. Thompson, Jr., CEO and Owner
Am-Can Transport Services, Inc.
Oxford Advisors did an excellent job of representing my company. Their in-depth knowledge of the mergers and acquisitions process allowed us to level the playing field in negotiations with much larger companies. They certainly maximized shareholder value.
Larry Tew, President and Owner
Southern Data Systems, Inc.
After receiving a number of unsolicited offers for our company, we retained Oxford Advisors to guide us through the process. They substantially exceeded our expectations and added real value. The multiples of sales, shareholders equity, and cash flow our shareholders received at closing exceeded the same multiples the market was placing on much larger companies in our industry.
Leonard Beck, President and CEO
Green Printing Company, Inc.
Twenty-five years after starting my business, it was time to sell. With only one company in my "portfolio," I wanted to find a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm that would rank the sale of my company as highly as I did. After an extensive search I decided to go with Oxford Advisors, choosing them over much larger, better known firms, and I am glad I did! Oxford Advisors exceeded my expectations, and I recommend them wholeheartedly.
Irvin Plowden, President and Owner
With Oxford Advisors, what you see is what you get: experienced professionals at the top of their game leading the way through every step of the sale process. I doubt that it is possible to get better, more focused service from any firm in the mergers and acquisitions business.
Bill Blair, CEO and co-owner
Bill Squire, COO and co-owner
Oxford Advisors came highly recommended and delivered exceptional service. We knew that our deal would get their focused attention until it closed. We are very happy with their performance.
Wentworth Caldwell, Jr., President and Owner
H.G. Hill Food Stores
Oxford Advisors has proved invaluable in helping us to expand in the United States. They do good work.
John Randall, Managing Director
P&O Cold Logistics, Ltd.