WHY YOU CAN TRUST CALDER CAPITAL'S DISTRIBUTION EXPERTISE
If you are considering selling or buying a distribution business, you want to find the best distribution M&A brokerage firm to represent you, a firm that understands some of the unique obstacles and investment highlights that distribution businesses embody. Calder Capital combines the advantages of a local M&A brokerage firm with the expertise and contacts of a large M&A investment banking firm. We have been advising on the sale or purchase of distribution businesses for over a decade and we are experts at understanding and navigating distribution-specific challenges that arise in transactions - distribution networks, supplier partnerships and contractual agreements, inventory management and software, warehousing capabilities, and regulatory compliance, just to name a few.
With a proven track record of successfully closing over 50 distribution transactions in the past five years alone, we are the trusted experts to navigate the complex landscape of distribution mergers and acquisitions. Our deep understanding of the distribution sector combined with our extensive network of industry contacts, confidential marketing engine, and award-winning team of distribution M&A Advisors allows us to deliver exceptional results for our clients.
We are so confident in our ability to generate the most qualified interest, negotiate the highest offers, and find the right fit for the continuity of your business that we work on a month-to-month basis. If you are not satisfied with our efforts or services, you can terminate the agreement with us at any time.
RECENT SUCCESSFUL DISTRIBUTION TRANSACTIONS
Calder Capital has experience working with a number of niche distribution businesses including:
- Organic Clothing Distributor
- Spa Manufacturer and Supplier
- Forklift Dealership
- Construction Supplier
- Fastener Supplier
- Warehouse and Packaging Supplier
- Material Handling Equipment Supplier
- Medical Product Distributor
- Diesel Engine and Parts Supplier
- Two-Way Radio and Equipment Supplier
- Longstanding Industrial Supplier
CONTACT US FOR A CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION
We want to learn about your business and goals. After our initial conversation, we will send you an information request regarding what is needed for us to conduct a “market-informed” valuation analysis. This analysis is unique as we carefully assess your business through the eyes of a buyer by pairing distribution industry transaction data with our own proprietary transaction data to produce a custom report indicating the valuation range that we believe will be reflected by the market. We will also discuss how to position your business to achieve a premium valuation.
Along with the valuation analysis, we will provide a custom confidential marketing plan detailing exactly the steps that we will take to find buyers and maximize competition. If you decide to move forward with a sale, we will design a confidential information memorandum (CIM) to outline the advantages of your distribution company. We will never provide your company’s identity or any confidential information to any buyer unless they have signed a strict confidentiality agreement, answered qualifying interview questions, undergone a background check, and been approved by our team (and/or our client).
Calder will design a sophisticated and comprehensive marketing campaign that confidentially introduces your business to a pool of 1,000s of buyers. Using sophisticated and proprietary communication campaigns, we will narrow the pool of buyers down to the most serious ones, have one-to-one discussions with them, solicit offers, and then sit down with you to review the best offers and advise you on the advantages of each one. When you have chosen the best offer for you, we will suggest ways to negotiate and improve each offer and then roll up our sleeves to make the final offer as perfect as possible. We'll answer questions during due diligence and keep things on track with the attorneys.
At Calder Capital, we offer unparalleled industry and buy-sell expertise that sets us apart from the competition. Whether you're looking to expand your distribution portfolio or sell your distribution business, our team of seasoned professionals will guide you every step of the way. We have a comprehensive understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the distribution sector, enabling us to provide strategic advice and tailored solutions to meet your specific goals.
Trust Calder Capital as your partner in distribution M&A. Contact us today to learn more about how our industry expertise, “market-informed” valuations, and our unique short-term agreement approach align us to achieve your goals in the dynamic world of distribution transactions.
DISTRIBUTION CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“I did not know what to expect, especially when I saw how relatively young their team was. I cannot put into words how responsive, dedicated, thorough, and fun it was working with Sam. No matter the hour or length of my questions, he made me feel like I was his only client, and he truly built my confidence during this process. It is a tribute to the organization Max has built and I never felt like I needed to talk to Max. I knew he was in the background, and also knew Sam had his ear. I guess the highest compliment I can pay is if I had it to do all over again, I would not hesitate to list with Calder.”
– Bena Burda, Former Owner, Maggie’s Organics, Dexter, MI (Seller)
“From start to finish, Calder managed an efficient and well-thought-out process. We were anticipating the sale process could take 8 to 10 months, but we found the perfect buyer in Colony after a well-run process by Calder Advisor Garrett Monroe – and we executed the transaction in less than four months. Garrett produced 18 IOIs, and we felt we secured the best LOI with Colony and the best strategic and cultural fit when comparing all our other options. Garrett was professional, responsive, and had our best interests in mind every step of the way. We are exceptionally pleased with the transaction outcome and Calder’s guidance throughout the process. We would recommend Calder Capital and Garrett Monroe to any seller of an industrial supplies business seeking a successful sale.”
— Mark Vander Ploeg, Former President, B&L Bolt, Grand Rapids, MI (Seller)
"I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and satisfied that Calder Capital paired us with the right buyers. I would happily refer all fastener and industrial distribution companies to Calder Capital because of my extremely positive experience with them. While there were certainly ups and downs in the selling process, Calder ran a very efficient process, introduced multitudes of qualified buyers, helped me through negotiations, due diligence, and legal review, and allowed us to close on time and only a few months after we put the business on the market!"
— Tim Irwin, Former Owner, The Bolt Bin, West Michigan Technical Supply Co., & Clear Vision Inspection, Grand Rapids, MI (Seller)
We are very satisfied with the entire staff at Calder Capital. Working with their team members on a tight timeline created some logistical and time sensitive issues. Their coordination of the process was a benefit to both the sellers and ourselves. In future opportunities we would certainly consider their assistance."
— Travis Vander Kolk, President, Process Engineering & Equipment Company, Comstock Park, MI (Buyer)
"We’ve known Max Friar and Calder Capital for many years. The Calder team ran a comprehensive process and is clearly an expert in helping owners like Barb and myself through a once-in-a-lifetime transaction like this. We are very pleased with the transaction outcome and Calder’s guidance throughout the process.”
— Maurizio Vozza, Former Owner, Nordic Products, Grand Rapids, MI (Seller)
"I don’t think this process could have gone more quickly or smoothly. We are very grateful for Garrett at Calder Capital. He guided the parties with accuracy and positivity. We are excited to work with Colony Hardware. They have been enjoyable to work with through the acquisition. The teaming of companies is a wonderful fit for our people, and our company cultures dovetail nicely. We are well positioned to serve customers and expand our offering.”
— Dave Vander Ploeg, Vice President, B&L Bolt, Grand Rapids, MI (Seller)
"The Calder team was incredibly helpful. Sam brought with him an incredible energy and willingness to answer questions at all hours of the day, and Ghazey has a steady confidence. The process couldn’t have gone more smoothly, and certainly wouldn’t have without them."
— Mark Stevens, Former Owner, C&K Box and Mulch Wholesalers, Jackson, MI (Seller)
"While it was a difficult decision to sell our family business, which was now on the third generation, it was the right decision. We can’t say enough good things about working with Matt Uhl and Calder Capital. Very little in life can prepare you for the emotions and realities of parting ways with your business. In working with Calder we knew we had a partner that stood up for our interests and represented us fairly and professionally. Calder kept the sale process quiet and confidential and were always in good communication. We received multiple offers and knew ultimately that we choose the best buyer in Mettler-Toledo!"
— David Martin, Former Owner, D.C. Martin & Son Scales, Grand Rapids, MI (Seller)
"I have truly enjoyed my time leading Topps Safety Apparel. Pinnacle Textile is an impressive organization and I am pleased with the outcome of this transaction. I look forward to watching the company’s continued success under new leadership. Calder served as a trusted advisor throughout the transaction, with their team working tirelessly to design the right process. Calder sourced the buyer and I appreciated their thoughtful advice and guidance."
– Alan Dorrell, Former Owner, Topps Safety Apparel, Rochester, IN (Seller)
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