Recently National Peening Company, Inc. was purchased by Robert Sinto Company, a Japanese multi-national corporation. National Peening hired Scott Upton and ICG Capital to manage the transaction. Scott and his staff were very proficient in handling the transaction and more importantly very effective in the international aspects of the complicated process. I could not have selected anyone that could have done a better job than Scott and his people. I would highly recommend ICG to anyone considering a transaction of this magnitude and complexity. They were a pleasure to work with and their “straight shooter” approach was refreshing.
I engaged Scott Upton and ICG Capital to help in the sale of Biopsy Diagnostics, a regional outpatient anatomic pathology laboratory. After interviewing four investment bankers with experience selling our kind of company, we instead engaged Scott because of his conspicuous honesty, humility, and intelligence. I have never regretted the decision. Read more...
Peter F. White, M.D.
Biopsy Diagnostics, PC
We have retained Scott Upton and his team at ICG to assist us in expanding our business through
acquisitions. They have been quick to learn about our company, our management team and our
capabilities. ICG has
been diligent in searching the industry and identifying interested parties that would be good fits for us.
ICG was instrumental in helping us structure an offer and conclude our first acquisition, and we look
forward to working with
them on opportunities as we continue to grow our business.
We hired ICG Capital to assist us in the sale of Ames Walker International. Their ability to create a competitive environment and “shoot straight” with us through
the entire process proved invaluable despite a transaction that had several complicating factors. After receiving substantial interest from several different strategic
and financial buyers, we decided on a buyer that would be the best fit culturally for our firm and management team. ICG remained steady in providing objective
advice and “what-if” scenarios throughout the entire transaction. We are very happy with the successful outcome they produced and would use them again in any
process that we would undertake.
Ames Walker International
After deciding that we wanted to take Baytree Associates in a new strategic direction, we began searching for qualified and capable investment banking firms to assist us in a strategic recapitalization and/or sale of the Company. ICG came highly recommended by several of our close business advisors and their reputation for getting transactions closed preceded them. ICG ran a very through and objective process and delivered unbiased advice every step of the way. Their knowledge of our industry and attention to detail set them apart. We would highly recommend ICG.
Thomas and King hired ICG capital to assist us in evaluating strategic alternatives for our company. Being the third largest franchisee of Applebee’s with over 90 locations, their assistance was invaluable at this point in our company’s life cycle. Their honest advice and detailed analysis of our business allowed our management team to make decisions based on real time market feedback. We were very impressed with the team at ICG and have retained them to assist us in the next stage in the process. We would highly recommend them to other firms that are seeking strategic assistance.
Chief Administrative Officer
Thomas and King
Intermont was looking to diversify our business following the sale of a large portion of our company. We knew that we needed an experienced professional with access to heavy deal flow. ICG came very highly recommended from our commercial bankers and Scott and his team definitely delivered. Scott helped us identify exactly what we wanted in an acquisition candidate and then put several good target companies in front of us. ICG was extremely thorough and offered invaluable help all the way through the closing of the acquisition. I will not hesitate to call Scott again to help with any buy or sell side work as he is the best in the business.
Louis Stevan Rainero, Jr
After interviewing several different investment banking firms, we decided to engage ICG Capital Partners and could not be more happier with the result. ICG was an integral part in the success of this transaction resulting in a value that far exceeded our expectations. Their attention to detail throughout the entire transaction allowed our management team to remain focused on operating the business. After evaluating several different alternatives, we selected Nucor Corporation as our partner. We would not hesitate to use or recommend ICG again and their track record of closed transactions speak for themselves.
Chief Financial Officer
Metal Recycling Services, Inc.
Our organization secured ICG Capital when we were ready to put our business on the market. In a short period of only 3 months, Scott Upton identified a large number of potential buyers and secured the right opportunity for our organization at a fair market price. His methods of identifying potential buyers and arranging meetings aggressively were impressive. In addition, his project management skills were instrumental in keeping the projected closing date on target and successful. I highly recommend ICG Capital to anyone who appreciates ethical and assertive methods to sell their business.
Cirrus Medical Staffing
I originally engaged Scott Upton and the team at ICG to learn about my company and our industry and to create a great presentation piece on my former company Falcon Metal Corp. They then took it to the marketplace to see if we could find a realistic buyer. Scott and the team did a great job in doing this and we had over thirty interested parties which resulted in five credible offers. Scott and the team stayed engaged with me and were of tremendous help to me in understanding the process all the way to the end and even more important in supporting me emotionally throughout the process. I would highly recommend Scott and his team to help others to overcome sticky issues involved with transactions of this type and give a good value to any seller or buyer.
Falcon Metal Corporation
We retained ICG Capital Partners to assist us in the diversification of our business platform in the craft industry. Our goal was to find businesses outside of our core competencies that complement our efforts in other parts of the industry. The team at ICG worked very diligently with our senior management team to identify, negotiate and assist us in completing the Hampton Art transaction and acted as an “internal” mergers and acquisitions department for National Spinning and Caron. We would highly recommend ICG. Their track record speaks for itself.
National Spinning Corporation
I recommend Scott Upton and ICG to anyone seeking an investment banker
who is a true professional in every aspect of the word. Scott works diligently to
prepare his clients for the rigorous tasks that include presenting the company to
prospective buyers, assisting in the negotiations on term sheets, preparing letters
of interest, going through the due diligence process and keeping things on track all
the way through the closing. He is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the market
place, he knows the players and he seeks to match his clients with suitable partners
to everyone’s benefit. I would not hesitate to give him the highest recommendation
to a management team or owner who is considering a transaction.
David C. Williams
President and CEO
Synergetic Design Inc.
Our business had reached the point
where we decided to seek a partner to help
us recapitalize the business and take us to
the next level. To help us attain that goal,
we interviewed many Investment Bankers and ultimately
selected ICG Capital Partners. Even though ICG came highly
recommended, we did not realize the tremendous value that
they would bring to ICA both financially and operationally.
They are just terrific! ICG gave our management team several
different strategic options to consider. We are thrilled
with both how the process was run and the ultimate transaction that ensued.
The work that Scott and his team did was just outstanding, and nothing
short of what they said could be delivered. The ICG team operates
with high standards, dignity, and an overwhelming sense of character.
It is a pleasure to be associated with such a quality group. There is
no question that we would recommend ICG to other firms. In fact, we already have.
We have retained Scott Upton and his team at ICG to assist us in expanding
our business through strategic acquisitions. They have been quick to learn
about our company, our management team and our capabilities. ICG has been
diligent in searching the industry and identifying interested parties that
would be good fits for us. ICG was instrumental in helping us structure an
offer and conclude our first acquisition, and we look forward to working
with them on opportunities as we continue to grow our business.
VP and General Manager
We initially hired Scott Upton in 1999 to assist us in the sale of my former
company, Temporary Staffing Systems to Barrett Business Systems, a large
publicly held company based in Portland Oregon. In the Spring of 2006 Cirrus
Medical Staffing was in pursuit of a target (AMS Healthcare) in Omaha, NE.
Having worked with Scott and his team before, we engaged ICG Capital to
assist us in the acquisition of AMS. As they have proven to me before, their
sound advice on difficult issues proved to be invaluable to us and resulted
in another favorable result. Regardless of industry, their ability to
advance up the learning curve results in significant value for everyone
involved. I would highly recommend ICG.
David E. Cline
Cirrus Medical Staffing
We hired ICG to assist us in evaluating
our strategic options. ICG was invaluable in helping our
management team evaluate different options and in preparing
the company for future success. Our relationship with ICG has
allowed us to build and realize value within our organization
much faster than we could have on our own.
As the parent to HGI Healthcare, we decided to hire ICG Capital to assist us in both strategic planning and evaluating our strategic options in the marketplace. We were very impressed with the work that they did with our subsidiary and felt very comfortable with Scott and his team. ICG did an outstanding job of assisting us in evaluating our strategic alternatives and making recommendations about appropriate courses of action.
ICG conducted a very effective and
thorough valuation and sales process on behalf
of Ajax and our shareholders. The firm's professionals
demonstrated a keen understanding of our business
and the goals and objectives of our shareholders.
ICG was instrumental throughout the evolution
of the entire transaction in managing both complex
issues and finding the right partner to accelerate
the growth of the company. The monetary value
that ICG created through their sales process
was significantly higher than unsolicited offers
we had received during the previous 24 months.
Ajax Rolled Ring and Machine
We hired ICG to assess our strategic
opportunities in the marketplace in terms of
selling the company and/or raising capital to
support a management buyout. Under severe time
constraints, the ICG team delivered multiple
opportunities to our management team and ultimately
created the leverage that enabled us to successfully
complete a transaction with a large strategic
acquirer. Their attention to detail, ability
to meet deadlines and overall work ethic should
be commended. I would highly recommend ICG.
Chief Financial Officer
I worked with ICG on the sale of TeamVest
to the Newport Group. We interviewed several
different investment banks and were very impressed
with ICG's commitment to our firm and the process.
ICG did an outstanding job of assisting us in
evaluating our strategic alternatives and making
recommendations about appropriate courses of
action. I was very impressed by their high level
of attentiveness in every stage of the transaction
and their ability to create leverage for our
management team, which ultimately resulted in
a successful outcome for the company and its
Chief Financial Officer
The Newport Group
I was initially reluctant to hire
an investment bank, because I had been approached
by various strategic purchasers. I felt that
I knew what the value of our company was in
the marketplace. ICG was able to introduce us
to private equity groups with an interest in
Associated Asphalt. The ICG team was an invaluable
asset throughout every stage of the process.
With their creative thinking, hard work, ability
to extend a human touch to a challenging process,
and superior strategic guidance, the transaction
was executed in a timely manner and at a very
attractive valuation. ICG delivered on what
President and CEO
We hired ICG after interviewing several
different investment banks. We were particularly
impressed with the number of transactions and
the 90% success ratio that ICG has attained
over the life of the firm. Additionally, ICG's
attention to detail, focus on the merchandising
marketplace and attention to Service Express's
shareholders goals and objectives made working
with ICG a pleasure. Although there were complex
issues in our transaction, ICG exhibited a very
high level of professionalism and was a vital
part in getting our transaction completed.
When a large financial service firm
expressed an interest in acquiring TelecommUSA,
I recognized that we needed a firm that could
provide transaction leadership and craft creative
and alternative solutions while allowing me
to remain focused on the business. After interviewing
several firms, we recognized that ICG was an
ideal fit for us. They negotiated a very attractive
valuation for our shareholders and delivered
an optimal outcome for all involved.
In the Spring of 2004 Turkington Industries
was in pursuit of a target in North Carolina.
As Turkington Industries is a UK company, we
needed expert advice on raising capital and
equity in the U.S. to close said deal. We engaged
ICG Capital to assist us in our project. From
the get go Scott Upton and his team moved at
a remarkable pace against what was a very tight
deadline. Their dogmatic and tenacious approach
to vetting banks and equity partners was simply
stunning. Not only did we secure the acquisition,
we have a wonderful equity partner and an excellent
relationship with our bank. We have further
used ICG Capital to run at another target. I
can wholeheartedly state in the middle market
arena, they are quite simply without equals.
Chief Executive Officer
Turkington Industries Ltd.
ICG Capital Partners was recommended
to us by our attorneys as being a very capable
firm to assist us through the sale process.
We could not have chosen a better firm to represent
us. Their knowledge of the packaging industry
and the resources that were brought to the table
resulted in several very attractive offers for
our company. ICG's attention to detail and tenacious
follow-up directly resulted in the successful
sale of Preferred Packaging. We are excited
about our new relationship with Hamilton Paper
Box and Florida Capital Partners.
Preferred Packaging, Inc.
ICG represented a company that the
private equity group I was associated with purchased
in 2003. Being on the other side of the table
gave me a unique insight into the workings of
the ICG team. They showed great respect for
our team and fostered a congenial working environment.
Their attention to detail, knowledge of the
industry space and "no-nonsense" approach
were major reasons the transaction was completed
President and CEO
Insource Contract Services, LLC
Our management team hired ICG to assist
us in purchasing a division from our corporate
parent, J.M. Voith, A.G, a large multinational
German company. ICG understood the challenges
and complexities of a management buyout and
assisted us throughout the entire transaction.
ICG also assisted us in raising the appropriate
financing to consummate the transaction. ICG
focused their efforts on creating the best possible
outcome for our management team both
structurally and financially. We have utilized
ICG's knowledge and experience since our initial
transaction and will not hesitate to use them
again the future.
We hired ICG initially over two years
ago when a large strategic purchaser initially
approached us in our industry. Although that
purchaser was not the right fit for us, ICG
continued to provide advice on strategic direction
for our company and guided us through several
discussions with other potential purchasers.
ICG was invaluable in helping our management
team evaluate our strategic options and in preparing
the company for a successful sale. Our relationship
with ICG allowed us to realize a significantly
higher value than we could have achieved on