For companies with EBITDA of $1,000,000+ seeking a full exit or a strategic equity partner to fuel growth, Merle
Makings has the perfect proven strategy.
Merle has a 10+ year working relationship with Mr. Ken Fredrickson, founder and president of Plexus Associates.
Ken is a semi-retired M&A attorney and maintains the most state-of-the-art database of over 1,600 active Private
Ken and Merle work together to identify which Private Equity Groups from the database would be good
candidates for specific companies, as add-on acquisitions based on their portfolio companies or as a platform
acquisition to their portfolio.
A “teaser” is then presented to those Private Equity Groups. Interested groups requesting more information,
complete the companies Non-Disclosure Agreement then work directly with Merle for due diligence, conference
calls, meetings and site visits, LOI’s, definitive agreements and funding. The company can choose which groups
make the most sense for them to move forward with.
This proven successful process ensures maximum confidentiality so that no employee, customer, competitor or
vendor could ever know the company was considering a transaction.
Some Private Equity Groups prefer 100% buyouts. Some prefer majority equity positions with current
owner/management staying on to run and grow the company for a full exit in three to five years. Some prefer a
minority equity position to strategically help fuel growth. Merle and Ken know specifically, which groups to
target depending on the companies needs and desires.
Kenneth L. Fredrickson, the owner of Plexus Associates, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley
and received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ken has more than 30 years’ experience in
mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and in the corporate and securities law area. He started his career as an
attorney with Shearman & Sterling, a major Wall Street law firm, and for ten years was associate general counsel
of Kerr-McGee Corporation, a $3.5 billion NYSE company. He has completed nearly $300 million of transactions as
an M&A advisor and intermediary and more than $7 billion of transactions as an attorney.
“I have worked with a number of business brokers and mid-market intermediaries throughout the country.
Merle is about the best. He works at the highest level of integrity, is responsive, knowledgeable and always
works for the best interests of his client. Companies that retain him as their business broker or mid-market
intermediary are indeed fortunate.” -Ken Fredrickson, attorney owner Plexus Associates, LTD
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