Mergers & Acquisitions

Vrolyk Capital Partners assists clients seeking to sell companies or divisions of larger corporations. We recognize that the process of selling a company is not familiar to many business owners. In reality, it is often more art than science. While we always seek to maximize value, strict auctions are not always appropriate for all companies. In fact, strategic fit usually determines which transaction is in the best interests of both the company and its shareholders. With many years of experience with entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses, we have made personalized service a hallmark of each transaction.

We assist with the preparation of the Company's descriptive memorandum and financial projections and conduct extensive buyer research to produce a well-developed, condensed list of potential merger candidates. As discussions move to proposals, we guide owners and members of management through negotiation and closing. Given our broad knowledge of strategic buyers and extensive experience with small to medium-sized growth companies, we bring transparency to a murky market of buyers and sellers.

VCP occasionally represents clients seeking to acquire companies. In these cases, the target companies have generally been identified or are part of an overall consolidation or growth strategy. In assisting buyers, we act on their behalf in the valuation analysis, structure, and negotiation of acquisitions. Our experience advising both buyers and sellers gives us significant ability to facilitate successful transactions.

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ZMAN Magnetics

ZMAN Magnetics, located in Seattle, had built a nice niche in the electronic components industry supplying high quality parts to medical, industrial and aviation companies. The Company was approached by CHB Capital Partners, a private equity group based in Denver, CO that wanted to add to its investment in Hi-Rel Systems, Inc. Hi-Rel participates in the same industry and was building its manufacturing capability in China, something that ZMAN felt also an important component for its future growth. VCP’s founder assisted the owner in negotiating and completing a successful sale transaction at a significantly improved valuation.

Accounting Solutions

Accounting Solutions, a premier supplier of accounting, tax and "change management" consulting professionals, had, over 15 years, built a highly profitable company serving a roster of clients that included the largest companies in the Bay Area. VCP’s founder assisted its founder in selling the Company to TMP-Worldwide, Inc. now known as Monster.com.

Discovery Toys

Since its founding in 1978, Discovery Toys, Inc. had grown to become one of the premier marketers of educational toys, books and software to consumers directly in their homes. With sales in excess of $75 million, the Company was seeking a strategic partner to enhance growth both domestically and internationally. After carefully guiding discussions with numerous interested parties, VCP’s professionals advised the Company in its sale to Avon Products, Inc.

BASS Tickets, Inc.

BASS Tickets, Inc., the dominant Northern California ticketing company, was at a juncture where its founders were interested in retiring and, at the same time, the Company recognized that it needed to upgrade its software capabilities. Balancing these disparate goals and issues, VCP’s professionals advised the Company on its sale to ADVANTIX, Inc., a leading provider of computerized ticketing systems and services to entertainment and sports venues worldwide. Advantix has since become a public company under the name Tickets.com.

Holmes-Hally Industries, Inc.

Over the past twenty years, Holmes-Hally Industries, Inc. had successfully grown to become the fourth largest company in the U.S. garage door manufacturing industry. VCP’s founder worked with the family owners and the management team to complete the sale of the Company to Clopay Corporation (a subsidiary of Griffon Corporation: NYSE-GFF), thereby creating the largest player in its industry.