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Full-Service Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

Selling or buying a business in the Fluid Power Motion Control Industry (‘Industry’) is always a challenge and typically requires the approval of key vendor manufacturers. The owner wishes to keep complete confidentiality while reaching the broadest spectrum of qualified sellers or buyers. Our extensive industry experience and operational knowledge of managing a business exceeds three decades. We have a process to protect the confidentiality of the seller or buyer, yet reach out to a huge ‘industry rolodex’ of interested parties. We tame the inherent emotional and complexity that is the nature of mergers, divestitures and acquisitions in our very ‘close-knit’ industry.

Buying a Business

We provide a guided and controlled approach that ensures that a successful acquisition achieves our clients’ goals and creates value. We assist clients in formulating and executing optimal business strategies that create value for its take holders. 

Once you have decided to buy a business, locating that one company that fits perfectly with your business goals and budget can be a challenge. During our thirty-year history, we have developed, refined and perfected a successful business buying process for the Fluid Power Motion Control industry. 

We develop alternatives and recommend appropriate courses of action for owners to take as part of a growth strategy, industry consolidation strategy or business diversification strategy.

Selling Your Business

You’ve spent years building your most important and valuable asset… your business. But now you are at a crossroad and need advice. The decision to sell your business may be the single most difficult decision you ever make. This decision will impact many… you, your family, your partners, your employees and your customers, to name a few. The process may be complex and there will be important details to consider every step of the way. 

Our prime objective is to achieve the best possible terms for you.

  • We will develop a custom divestiture strategy.
  • We will establish price expectations and realistic valuation parameters.
  • We will identify and assess prospective purchasers, nationally and internationally, and design and draft the information memoranda.

We will handle the divestiture process in a sophisticated and dynamic manner that includes the development of a strategy to maximize value and achieve other objectives of the selling shareholders such as form of consideration, timeliness, confidentiality, and minimal disruption. A controlled, competitive sale process is typically conducted, tailored to the circumstances and sensitivities of our client and the business. This process incorporates the identification and qualification of prospective strategic and financial buyers around the world.

Whitestone’s Experience

We have spent more than three decades in the Fluid Power Motion Control industry as business owners and financial and strategic advisors. We bring a wealth of operational and industry experience because we have personally faced the same challenges and complexities that you face as business owners in our very close-knit industry. 

Our integrity is exemplified by the steps we take to safeguard your proprietary information and maintain confidentiality with all forms of communication. Our commitment to your needs and expectations is evident in our organizational structure, purposefully flat. 

Senior principals from our firm will work with you on a one-to-one basis providing advice and guidance from project inception to completion. You definitely do not want to pay an M&A advisor while they learn the intricacy of our industry, market and key contacts.

With our long history, the philosophy embraced by Whitestone is evident in just a sampling of companies our team has worked with including (in no particular order):

  • Parker Hannifin
  • Rexroth
  • Eaton
  • Triad Technologies
  • Midwest Fluid Power
  • Air-Draulics
  • Sentinel Fluid Controls
  • Arrow Pneumatics
  • Hydac/Hycon
  • Imperial Eastman
  • Vickers
  • Hydro-Line
  • Certified Power
  • Mercury Pneumatics
  • Cubeair
  • Telemecanique
  • Manuli Rubber Industries
  • Legris
  • Hyspeco
  • Korea Vickers Systems
  • Rockford Cylinders
  • Morimura
  • Tokimec
  • Norgren
  • Finn-Power
  • Danfoss
  • Kawasaki
  • Aeroquip
  • Dennison
  • Dayco
  • Mega Fluid Power
  • Pennington Rubber
  • Depot Direct
  • Kenakore
  • Vansco
  • Mead Fluid Dynamics
  • HTE