“I could not have expected more from a financial advisor than that which ArkMalibu provided in our transaction. They worked very closely with me to ensure that the value of Wiseway Supply was evident when we were ready to find a partner. Working with ArkMalibu ensured that we found, out of many interested, the right partner that valued our team and would provide additional fuel to turn my family-owned company into a platform that will grow even more aggressively than we have in our first 50 years. Without hesitation, I would recommend ArkMalibu to business owners contemplating a transaction.”
Owner and CEO, Wiseway Supply
“We could not be happier with our decision to trust ArkMalibu with the sale of our family-owned business. Their breadth of knowledge in the distribution space coupled with their detailed analysis of what makes our company unique led to a deal that surpassed our expectations in many ways. I would not hesitate to recommend ArkMalibu to any business owner who is considering an exit - they guided us well throughout the process and we thoroughly enjoyed working with their team.”
President and CEO of Richards Electric Supply Company
“ArkMalibu's technical expertise in the electrical distribution industry was instrumental in finding us a great deal and partner. From crafting a creative and compelling M&A story, to successfully negotiation with the sophisticated buyer community, and ultimately leading us through a rigorous due diligence process that included the wind down of a pension plan and ESOP, ArkMalibu quickly became our trusted advocate that surpassed expectations. I would strongly recommend any business owner consider ArkMalibu if contemplating an exit.”
Executive Chairman, Springfield Electric
“The ArkMalibu team's M&A process experience was of significant value to us. They established the foundation for a successful transaction by further refining our business plan, assisting us in the marketing material drafting process and providing strategic guidance throughout the entire process. Ultimately, this strategic advisory from the ArkMalibu team culminated with us finding a great strategic partner that will continue growing the NovaVision platform.”
“ArkMalibu helped us creatively unlock new areas of opportunity as a business, formalize our strategic growth plan, and successfully communicate the true potential of our company to the M&A marketplace. Their expert advice positioned Hippo for success when meeting with the many potential M&A partners they were able to attract. I believe their outside-of-the-box thinking,hardworking team, and ability to understand our nuanced industry created the best possible outcome for us and the clinicians that we will now be able to serve better than ever before. We are beyond excited about the results and our future path.”
Founder And CEO, Hippo Education
“We are thrilled with our decision to trust ArkMalibu to lead the M&A process for Becker Electric. The firm’s high level of service and professionalism were evident throughout every step of the process. They kept our deal on course and all the moving parts focused; they always had our best interest and goals as their top priority. Their M&A expertise was instrumental in navigating the market. When we set out on this journey, we were determined to find a partner that would uphold the culture we’ve built over many decades. In the end, we couldn’t be happier to have secured a great deal for the Company with a well-respected long-term partner in Kendall Electric.”
Tom Becker, CEO, Becker Electric Supply
“When we engaged with ArkMalibu, we did so after investigating a number of other firms. We were impressed by ArkMalibu’s depth of experience, and most importantly felt that we would get top level attention throughout our process. Often larger M&A firms will initially court clients with their top management and talent, but during the actual process they hand the clients off to less experienced staff. Our experience with ArkMalibu was completely the opposite. We were always working with their top management, complemented by experienced staff specific to the needs that came up. ArkMalibu’s broad background, personal attention, experienced negotiating capabilities and passion to see us achieve the highest value results led to a very successful sale of our company that exceeded our expectations.”
Greg Morris, CEO, Morris Technologies
"ArkMalibu's efforts have resulted in Camargo being a better company. They led us to recognize and leverage our cultural values and improved our systems. ArkMalibu did a masterful job of identifying and then negotiating an outstanding deal – better than we all would have imagined."
Ken Phelps, CEO, Camargo Pharmaceutical Services
"I was very pleased with the quality of the work performed by ArkMalibu. Their team showed experience and knowledge as they helped us make some important decisions regarding our strategic direction. They made a complex deal go smoothly.”
Tom Shepherd, Chairman, Shepherd Chemical Company
“ArkMalibu was very helpful in not only finding the right buyer for my business but also in negotiating the transaction and bringing it to close. Their communication with us was outstanding; they kept us in the loop and were available and accessible when issues came up during the process.”
Charles Niesen, President, Tri-State Electric Supply Inc.
“I respect and admire ArkMalibu. All of my interactions with Peter Kubasek, both personally and professionally, have been first rate. I cannot think of anyone that I’d trust more.”
Robert R. Buck, Chairman, Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.
“ArkMalibu intimately understood the acquisitions process....[they have] a wealth of experience”
Former President, Procter & Gamble - Mexico
“ArkMalibu proposed...a very creative deal structure...it was clear to P&G that they had done their homework.”
“ArkMalibu spearheaded finding the right buyer for our ATI division, and they provided wise advice on negotiating the transaction and bringing it to close. We have worked with the ArkMalibu team in the past and trust their advice and counsel.”
Mike Ellison, Chairman, Ellison Group
“ArkMalibu was a fantastic partner in and architect of the deal with Benjamin Steel. From the search process to the final negotiations, they made sure we were protected and that our best interests were served, getting us a deal value that we felt we deserved. Throughout the deal there were many difficult decisions that had to be made, and it was essential that we be able to rely on and trust our partner. ArkMalibu always gave us objective information and wise counsel, which helped us make good decisions. Things can get emotional during the transaction process and ArkMalibu did a great job managing highly charged situations and getting the deal across the finish line.”
Burke Byer, President and CEO, Byer Steel
“We chose ArkMalibu over Wall Street firms because of their local expertise and hands-on capabilities. The company not only protected our best interests but also provided around-the-clock service and advice. Their expertise and insight helped move the deal to completion.”
Bill Krul, CEO Miller Valentine Group
“ArkMalibu's summary memorandum about our company was very well done – they GET it. You’re communicating effectively about our story and what RDI does well. Working with ArkMalibu gave us an exciting look at ourselves from the outside-in, and cleared a path forward for where we head next. That's worth more than any investment of that size could EVER compare.”
Bronson Trebbi, CEO RDI Marketing Services
ArkMalibu was “...integral in executing a very smooth and timely strategic purchase...They bring Wall Street type experience.”
Rich Owen, CEO Redox
“ArkMalibu has made a big impact in ways I didn't expect. You are giving me ‘McKinsey’ type work for a fraction of the cost, in terms of identifying gaps and opportunities to enhance our value. I've told my Forum, they should consider you in a value-added consulting role, whether or not they are prepared to exit their business. Just the prep work that ArkMalibu does is going to make you smarter about what your business lacks or could take better advantage of. That level of insight, and creating of accountability.... the questions they have asked, the competitive intelligence they have provided – their RECOMMENDATIONS – is invaluable.”
“ArkMalibu has what it takes to maximize a deal and get it over the finish line. They were tenacious, insightful, and offered excellent counsel throughout each stage of our transaction. We couldn’t get our deal done on prior attempts with big-name attorneys and advisors, but ArkMalibu made it happen, and with far less stress.”
Gar Liebler, President LandArc
“I enjoyed working with the entire ArkMalibu team on this important strategic project for the Morales Group.
Their consistent senior support combined with the thorough analyses of our strategic alternatives led us to a path that best fits for the company and our family.”
Tom Morales, Founder and Executive Chairman, Morales Group, Inc.
“Ark Malibu was a valuable resource as we considered exiting one of our businesses.
They led us to define our goals and desired outcomes in a purposeful and strategic manner. The ArkMalibu team bring a unique perspective considering a wide variety of strategies focused on the client. They are not driven by a quick sale and opened my eyes to multiple possibilities. I appreciated ArkMalibu's seemingly endless connections as we explored opportunities. They helped ensure we were ready when the right opportunity crossed our path.”
Greg Fischer, Director, Victory Community Bank; Executive Vice President, Fischer Homes
“ArkMalibu advised on the Engage Talent transaction.
ArkMalibu came with all hands on deck and got up to speed quickly and intelligently. It was evident we were a priority; they asked smart questions and provided even smarter feedback. Time was of the essence, yet we were anything but rushed or limited in the time we received. ArkMalibu's approach is unique, experience is world class, and their ability to canvas and understand an industry quickly yet intimately is an invaluable asset.”
Tim Schigel, Partner, Refinery Ventures
“ArkMalibu advised me over the last several years during a very important transaction. Their expertise and guidance were profoundly beneficial. Their diligence, wise counsel, experience and insights helped us maximize value. They provided clarity that helped shed light on how all parties would be affected. I felt well-prepared and confident with their help and I would recommend their analytical and cultural approaches to any middle market company looking for fresh perspective and a unique approach backed by many years of experience.”
Bill Koeblitz, CEO, Mobility Works
“Peter and the ArkMalibu team provided exceptional advice, they were a go to resource for wise counsel and clear insights in an extremely complex deal. I highly recommend ArkMalibu as advocates and watching out for your best interest.”
Kyle Mork, CEO of ECA, now Greylock Energy
“We could not be happier with our decision to trust ArkMalibu to lead our M&A process. From the start, the ArkMalibu team took the time to uncover exactly what made TherapyTravelers special, and conveyed that to the market. They learned the details of our business and helped us scale our operations to achieve maximum results. Their breadth of experience in running transactions and navigating the unexpected (and the expected) gave us peace of mind throughout, even when there were many competing priorities and seemingly conflicted scenarios to sort out.”
Geneva Milne, CEO, TherapyTravelers