DGP Capital was mentioned in Axial’s ranking of the Top 15 M&A transactions in 2020. While 2020 was certainly a wild year in all respects, the team at DGP Capital was able to successfully execute M&A transactions for our clients within the general industrial and manufacturing space. One of these clients is Trilogy Circuits, a Texas-based contract manufacturer based on Richardson, just of the Dallas metropolitan area. Our transaction with Trilogy, which was acquired by private equity firm Blackbern Partners’ Zentech Manufacturing platform, was recently named as a Top 15 M&A transaction by Axial. We are proud to have advised the ownership team at Trilogy on this transformative transaction, and look forward to a robust M&A market in 2021. To access a full version of Axial’s article, please click on the following link: https://www.axial.net/forum/the-top-15-axial-member-deals-of-2020/
That being said, our ability to execute transactions in challenging market environments (as we saw in 2020) re-enforced our core beliefs with respect to client success in M&A advisory and investment banking:
- Be nimble. This seems simple enough, but you’ll be surprised how often people overlook this one. In order to really drive client success in M&A, an advisory firm and investment bank has to be able to adjust in rapidly evolving market conditions. With a perfectly sized advisory team, DGP was able to adapt for our clients in the face of travel restrictions, lock downs, and other challenges that threatened to derail transaction processes.
- Hold your client’s hand. Some times, what your client really needs in guidance and thoughtful advice, especially in unprecedented times. We realize our clients do not participate in M&A, buyouts or refinancing/recapitalizations every day. By leverage our expertise in M&A and investment banking, we were able to act as calm voice of reason for our clients during a wild year.
- Give your clients frank feedback. Sometimes the truth hurts; but you know what hurts more? Overpromising and underdelivering, and completely disregarding existing market conditions. We find it to be far more effective in providing honest, open feedback to clients and prospective clients. If the current market conditions and performance of the company just aren’t conducive to an effective transaction process that drives a suitable valuation, we will always be forthcoming in our feedback. That is always something you can count on from DGP.
We look forward to driving continued client success in 2021, and invite you to reach out to our team to get our feedback on the current state of the M&A market within the manufacturing, industrial or energy sectors.