Middle market exit strategies focused 

on results, not fees.  

Thinking about selling your Financial Services Business?

Let's talk. The Smith Holland M&A Advisory team focuses exclusively on sell-side representation for companies with $3MM - $200MM in annual revenues. 

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Smith Holland is an international M&A advisory firm that specializes in

sell-side representation for middle market companies.

Results Driven

Service

At Smith Holland, we believe results should come before fees. Our middle-market M&A advisory team has extensive experience with helping clients all over the world unlock shareholder value and manage risk by executing customized exit strategies backed by over 30 years of combined experience and transactional insights.

Global Buyer

Network

With offices in the US and UK, Smith Holland has the global footprint & cross-border expertise needed to execute highly complex transactions including mergers, corporate sales, divestitures & acquisitions. Our proprietary database includes thousands of private equity groups and strategic buyers across many different industries & countries.

Sell-Side

Advisory Focus

Our firm focuses exclusively on sell-side M&A advisory services. We help middle market companies develop and execute realistic exit strategies by using a team-based approach to consistently deliver results that exceed client expectations. Our M&A advisors provide complete guidance across the entire transaction lifecycle, even long after the ink is dry.

With approximately 1.7 billion underbanked adults worldwide, it’s no surprise that the financial services industry is well positioned for continued growth. With fintech driving innovation and price elasticity for financial services, entrenched legacy brands that dominate the market are always actively looking to acquire disruptive companies that aim to change the status quo. Fintech companies like Square show just how quickly a small startup in the financial industry can become a billion-dollar company with a few years of time. And with new technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrencies being introduced into the sector, middle market companies in the financial industry must constantly work to anticipate and adapt to changing market conditions. At Smith Holland, our experienced M&A advisors can help you plan and execute the right exit strategy to secure the best value for your company. We have extensive experience with crafting company value stories that are designed to mitigate transactional risks and maximize shareholder value. From fintech startups to established financial services companies, the Smith Holland M&A deal team can help you navigate the complex process of selling your middle market company for the right price.

 

With our concentrated focus on sell-side M&A advisory services, the Smith Holland team leverages over 30 years of combined experience and transactional insights to deliver precise execution for middle market companies operating within the Financial Services Industry including:

 

Debt Collection Companies

 

Factoring Companies

 

Fintech and Digital Services

 

Insurance Companies

 

Lenders & Credit Companies

 

Loan Servicing Companies

 

Merchant Account Processors

 

Mortgage Brokers & Servicing

 

Payment Processing Companies

 

Payroll Services

 

Private Equity Portfolio Operators

 

Stock Market & Investment Services

Thinking about selling your Financial Services Business?

Contact us today for a complimentary evaluation.

Results driven approach to successful exit strategies.

01

Strategy

When it comes to selling a business, every decision matters. Choosing the right exit strategy and properly preparing the business for the sale process can have a major impact on the final outcome. The Smith Holland team understands that every deal is unique and securing the best value for a divestiture is primarily based on the value story presented to strategic buyers. Our M&A advisors have extensive experience with creating robust company prospectus presentations that highlight the key selling points, revenue synergies and potential growth opportunities that give serious acquisition candidates enough information to prepare an offer. We take the time to fully understand your company’s strengths and weaknesses and we use that information to build a highly targeted list of potential acquisition candidates, which includes both private equity and strategic buyers. Maximizing shareholder value requires meticulous planning, preparation and skilled execution, and the Smith Holland team has the expertise needed to effectively communicate your company’s value story, even when changing market conditions or other operational challenges arise.

02

Execute

With any financial investment, the exit point is just as important as the entry point and protecting shareholder value requires precise execution. At Smith Holland, we work exclusively with clients on the sell-side of the transaction and this concentrated focus has been instrumental in helping our clients manage unavoidable risks while consistently creating a competitive bidding environment to enhance value. Our proven exit strategies are custom tailored to the circumstances of each specific transaction that we advise on and our experienced M&A advisors have the transactional insights needed to quickly anticipate and adapt as market conditions change during the deal lifecycle. The risks will always be greater on the sell-side of the transaction and finding the right buyer is equally as important as selling for the right price. We help craft deal structures that are positioned for long-term success and work with both sides throughout the entire process to drive the transaction in a definitive and effective manner. The M&A advisors at Smith Holland have advised on hundreds of transactions over the past decade and tactile execution is at the core of everything we do.

03

Closing

At Smith Holland, every customized exit strategy that we develop is built on the foundation of closing success probability. We fully understand that a company valuation is meaningless if your M&A team can’t actually deliver a qualified buyer that’s willing to close the deal at that price. Getting to a successful closing requires a realistic valuation strategy and the Smith Holland team has extensive experience with carefully orchestrating a delicate balance between what a company might be worth today compared to what it could be worth in the future if the growth opportunities are implemented. We provide complete guidance through every step of the transaction lifecycle including crafting your company’s value story, managing the buyer outreach process, negotiating deal structure, preparing the offer and purchase agreements, facilitating the due diligence process, and we don’t stop working until the outcome you envision for your deal is achieved. Smith Holland is a full-service M&A advisory firm and our commitment to delivering measurable results is matched only by our passion for helping clients achieve their goals.

Satisfied clients. Real results.

“The Smith Holland team did exactly what they promised they would do, and I could not be happier with the end result. They found the perfect buyer for my business and they were always readily available to help out with any questions or concerns I had throughout the entire process. Great group of people and we will definitely recommend.” 

 

—  Chris Sullivan, Dallas, TX

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