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The ICG Capital team brought a wealth of experience to the table and was able to make our transaction positive for all partners and the private equity firm that bought into our organization. The knowledge and expertise that Scott and his colleagues provided every step of the way was invaluable and allowed us to continue to focus on our business while we moved through the process. Whether it was financial analysis, marketing plans, equity vetting or customer scrutiny, having a respected and experienced investment banker representing us made all of the difference. ICG Capital was the "partner" we needed to find the right partner for our organization and the future of our business.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningPaul Regalia
Co-Founder/President
Cascade Healthcare Services LLC

ICG conducted a very effective and thorough sales process on behalf of Interstate Electric and our shareholders. Our company had been family owned for over 80 years and we wanted to work with a firm that understood our goals and objectives and help us secure a partner that would respect our legacy. The firm's professionals demonstrated a keen understanding of our business and created a competitive process . 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 team at ICG was able to help us understand the implications and benefits of certain decisions and helped us navigate to a successful close. They did a great job and we would highly recommend them.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningDavid Morrison
Butch Robertson
Interstate Electric Company

I worked with ICG Capital to help our company determine our strategic alternatives for growth. Scott’s approach was first to help us determine what would be best for our own life as business founders and owners. Then once we determined our directions, he became an educator that prepared us for acquisition discussions, explaining what is important and what isn’t. During the process, he was there each step of the way to ensure that negotiations were flowing in a forward motion. Lastly, he continues to be a great resource to discuss future M&A activity. I highly recommend ICG as a trusted local and experienced firm for M&A activity.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningDan Weiss
Varrow, Inc.

Scott was critical to my selling the business. He was a confidant, a trusted advisor, a negotiator and some days a cheerleader; he pushed me when I was frustrated and impatient with the entire process… with genuine care and empathy. One of the best decisions I made was to reach out to Scott, years before I was ready to sell; and to engage him at the beginning of the process, when I was ready to sell.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningBeth Monaghan
CEO The Monaghan Group

After being approached several times as a potential strategic acquisition, our law firm recommended we contact ICG to facilitate the process. ICG was great and helped us to ultimately realize that we needed to develop and implement a growth strategy and postpone any acquisition until after we could achieve more growth. ICG then assisted us in getting access to new capital to support the growth from a national bank. We now have an adequate line of credit and additional financing available to support our growth plan and to consider potential acquisitions to deliver a better outcome in the future.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningRocky L. Sease
CEO SOS Intl

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...

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningPeter 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 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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningJon Tobin
President
Han-Tek

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningPaul Amatangelo
President
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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningGreg Lovette
President
Baytree Associates

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningBeth Waldrep
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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningLouis Stevan Rainero, Jr
President
Intermont Group

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningWill Simmons
President
Jason Horner
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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningGreg Allen
President
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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningBruce Roberts
President
Falcon Metal 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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningDavid 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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningTroy Brown
President
ICA, Inc.

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningEd Bolen
VP and General Manager
Caron International

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningDavid E. Cline
CEO
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 hasallowed us to build and realize value within our organization much faster than we could have on our own.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningLiz Stafford
President
HGI Healthcare

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 Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningGina Davis
President
HGI Mortgage

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningMatt Pollard
Treasurer
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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningGregory Hoogerland
Chief Financial Officer
i-bridge, LLC

I worked with ICG on the sale of TeamVest to the Newport Group. We interviewed severaldifferent 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 shareholders.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningSteven Bucey
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 they promised.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningBill Kirk
President and CEO
Associated Asphalt

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningAlex Covington
President
Service Express

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningPatrick Brown
President
TelecommUSA

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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningStuart J Ashman
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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningBill Drummond
President
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 successfully.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningGeorge Mackie
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.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningDoug Angel
President
Perma-Flex

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 our own.

ICG Capital Securities Charlotte NC Middle Market Investment Banking Capital Strategic Advisory Mergers and Acquisitions M&A Exit Strategy PlanningDavid Jacobs
President
Gateway Academy

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