Recently Bryan Gadol, Partner at the law firm Orrick, and Brad Gevurtz, investment banker at D.A. Davidson, worked with Hardesty Partner, Don Hahn on such a deal. The team successfully handled the sale of a networking technology manufacturer and distributor. The founders and advisors had identified the need for financial representation, support, and discipline to facilitate a successful transaction and reached out to Hardesty for assistance.
Don bridged the gap and facilitated the transaction consolidating financials from disparate systems and implementing accrual reporting. Don was instrumental in providing leadership as the financial “face” of the Company successfully completing the due diligence and ensuring that the founders received full valuation by identifying cost savings, bridging the transaction with EBITDA projections and net working capital analytics that protected the Company’s valuation.
Don collaborated with the transaction team through a rigorous due diligence process and was instrumental in securing additional cash to founders during purchase negotiations.
In the founder’s own words:
“Don, you killed it for us. No stone was unturned and you built out the rapid models thoroughly throughout, not to mention the incredible advice along the way! I thank you personally more than words can express.” (Co-Founder No.1)“Thank you for your assistance throughout this process.” (Co-Founder No. 2)
“You did a great job on this transaction and you were a true partner in creating value for the founders.” (Brad Gevurtz, Managing Director – D.A. Davidson)