2017 Recap of Deals and Firm News

It was a record year at Calder Capital, one full of innovation and increased deal flow. Here are a number of the exciting landmarks that we passed:

Sell-Side Success

Calder Capital advised on the successful sale/acquisition of 13 companies in 2017. The market for selling companies remains hot with capital/credit available, motivated buyers, and a strong economy. In general, among industrial, manufacturing and service businesses, profits and therefore valuations are up. We expect 2018 to continue this trend and we are excited to work with more great companies. Click on each tombstone to read the story!

Custer Subsidiary C&S Electric Acquires Erickson Electric, Inc.Dykhuis Farms Inc Acquires Peters Farm, Hamilton MI









Brammall Industrial Supply Benton Harbor Acquired by Nemic Industrial SupplyTombstone 57 Brew Pub










Buy-Side Ramp Up

Throughout 2017, Calder Capital focused on its buyside representation service offering based on the premise that there existed many sellers who would prefer to be contacted directly on behalf of buyers in lieu of “going to market”. We also realized that many companies do not necessarily have the talent and resources in-house to execute these type of transactions, and therefore positioned Calder’s buyside services as an ‘outsourced corporate development team’ for strategic acquirers. Through the spring and summer of 2017, we engaged with numerous strategic buyers, completed an acquisition and have two additional closings lined up in early 2018. We are seeking to continue to expand this service throughout 2018 for strategic buyers seeking roll-up acquisitions.


New Small Business Division

In the spring of 2017, we launched River City Partners to better serve small business sellers that are traditionally underserved by the main street broker market. Our clients have ranged from small industrial companies to restaurants to retail shops.

Skate Fenders Gaylord MI Acquired by SPI Products Indianapolis Echo Salon Grand Rapids MI Acquired












Let’s grab 2018 by the horns and make it an awesome year!

Thanks in advance for reading!

– Max Friar, Managing Partner

Calder Capital, LLC

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