The Consumer industry is a staple of the U.S. economy, but is experiencing change at a rapid pace as innovative technology changes the way people buy and consume products and services and the way companies deliver them, prohibiting complacency and driving robust M&A activity. The combination of competitive pricing, opportunity for rapid growth or risk of precipitous customer fall-off, and the continuing evolution of highly specialized products and services, all combine to demand strategic thinking and advanced preparedness to maximize sale potential.
The team at Dunn Rush & Co. has deep transactional experience across numerous consumer-facing industry sectors including branded and private label products, retail, e-commerce, household goods, specialty equipment, sports and leisure and restaurants.
What sets us apart from other advisors is that our partners and managing directors have been in our clients’ shoes—as CEOs of consumer-facing businesses that have gone through transitions and acquisitions of their own. This firsthand experience of managing the sale process as both owners and advisors has proven to be an invaluable asset to our clients.
Dunn’s results in guiding the sale of our family business were outstanding in every dimension, from the sale price, the methodology of the sale process and his thoughtful guidance on what may happen post sale. Working with someone who, as they saying goes, has “seen the movie” created a real sense of comfort and instilled confidence that our family’s business gem was in trusted hands.
Jim Scott, Former President and Owner, Old Mother Hubbard
Dunn Rush & Co performed a valuation of our company so that the shareholders could assess their options and accomplish estate planning matters. They presented their detailed valuation analysis to the different shareholder groups which was well received by all. We found their work to be of the highest quality and delivered on schedule.
Eric Braitmayer, CEO and Shareholder, IMTRA Corporation
I had never been involved in the sale of a business before, let alone my own. I hired Dunn Rush & Co. to assist me through the process because of their extensive experience helping similar business owners. Kevin and Greg prepared us well for the task, anticipated events and issues, negotiated hard and delivered superb results. They know what they are doing and do it well!
Everett “Vic” Firth (1931 – 2015), Founder and President, Vic Firth Company, Inc.
We utilized the services of Dunn Rush to value our business under different scenarios for financial transactions we were contemplating. They got up to speed quickly, asked great questions and had good insights into how our business would be valued under different circumstances. Their work was very detailed, explained well and extremely useful in our deliberations.
Mike McManama, CEO, Decas Cranberry Products, Inc.