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Referrals to Law Firms

1. Our Marketing Plan includes you. Plexus has initiated an aggressive nationwide marketing plan with the purpose of providing company owners, their chief financial officers, small banks, law firms, accounting firms, management consultants and business brokers the information necessary to make decisions on raising equity capital or creating and effectively implementing an exit strategy for themselves or for their clients, as the case may be.

2. Our Referrals to Law Firms. An integral part of this model is to drive potential clients to our website. It is imperative that a company contemplating its sale or an investment by a Private Investment Firm be represented by competent M&A attorneys. Many, however, are not and we always strongly advise the retention of experienced transactional attorneys. Accordingly, we will refer those companies to Law Firms we believe have a demonstrated ability to effectively represent the company. Except in the case of a small business sale, the firm should almost always be a major or boutique firm within the company’s major metropolitan area. Our One Source M&A Contact Plan is intended to utilize the very best of talent within the company’s locale or industry to enable the company and its owners to achieve their goals in a timely, reliable and cost effective manner.

Referrals from Law Firms

Plexus Associates works with you to help your clients achieve their strategic or capital goals. If your client is the owner or CEO of a mid-market company pursuing the sale of all or part of the company or is in need of capital raising, you need to consider a number of possible solutions:

  1. Selling the company outright. We can work behind the scenes helping your clients realize their highest valuations.
  2. Private Investment Firms. Does a partner wish to exit the company? Management wishes to buy out? Does the owner want a significant liquidity event with an opportunity for a second bite at the apple? Need substantial growth capital?
  3. Going Public (an IPO). Can an IPO make sense for smaller companies and if so can it be achieved on an economic basis? Can the risks of not immediately being on an exchange be mitigated
  4. ESOP. Is your client the right candidate for an Employee Stock Ownership Plan? How can the company and its owners benefit by forming and funding an ESOP?
  5. Management Buy Outs. How can an MBO be accomplished when management are not in a financial position to buy an equity interest?
  6. Turnarounds. What can you do if your client is struggling financially?
  7. Divestitures. Larger companies that have a mid-market subsidiary.
  8. Environmentally impaired assets. How can your client mitigate or eliminate the environmental liabilities associated with past or prior operations? Call us for additional information.

We will help your client achieve his objectives. We will work directly with you and your client, or behind the scenes, as you desire. We honor the need for confidentiality and recognize that you may have a long standing relationship with your client.

From initial fact gathering and questionnaires to putting the entire package together, from the executive summary to a complete Descriptive Memorandum, taking the company to market or finding the right Private Investment Firm, ESOP provider or IPO provider for your client, we can work side by side with you, fulfilling any area that you may need additional assistance. If desired this can all be done under your own name.

We are flexible with respect to fee arrangements, including the use of success fee compensation only. If appropriate we can obtain our fees from the buyer.

Our purpose is to help you keep control and more effectively serve your client. Informational links at the top and bottom of this page show:

  • the many options revisited for those who might have become unfamiliar with them over time, those who need a quick brush up, or for those who never knew what the heck they were in the first place; as well as
  • information about financing sources and management consultants. It is imperative that you have the right support resources.

This is our One Source M&A Contact Plan. Please email or telephone us to see whether we can work together.

A special unrelated note to lawyers and law firms.

The principal of Plexus has more than 25 years experience as an attorney and has written a book entitled, The Survival Roadmap to Increased Profitability for Businesses (Large and Small) and Their Lawyers. This 70,000 word book is the seminal work on creating a working partnership between companies and their lawyers. Its target readership is not only companies, but their lawyers as well. Please email me at ken@plexusassociates.com if you would like to receive more information and the Table of Contents.