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Proven expertise to generate increased returns

Competition is fierce in the middle market. You need a strategic advisor who can deliver value and drive growth — one who understands your transaction methodology, the market, and investor expectations. That’s where we come in. We’ve seen it all and more than 1,500 private equity firms and portfolio companies look to us to pinpoint value and provide single-point access to highly regarded experts.

We’ve worked with clients of all sizes, from those with complex entity structuring to those with unsophisticated systems. We know what to look for, and our comprehensive services will make sure you know what you’re getting in to. Our services range from transaction advisory, audit, tax, and finance and accounting outsourcing to technology, operations, and strategy.

Each year, we advise on more than 350 deals, bringing clarity and confidence throughout the fast-paced deal environment. By partnering with our investment bank, P&M Corporate Finance, and our other affiliates, we provide consistent deal flow and offer critical value-added services that help you avoid the additional costs and complexities of working with multiple advisors. Furthermore, we understand the importance of maintaining relationships, and won’t bulldoze an acquisition target. We treat each seller with respect and make the process as painless as possible so that you emerge with relationships intact — or even improved.

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Private equity industry trends in focus
Leading experts share their winning strategies in key investment areas

Private equity tackles value creation

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Improving liquidity in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

Concerned your company doesn’t have enough cash to weather the COVID-19 storm? Improve your liquidity, and set your organization up for a strong recovery by improving your customer management, inventory management, and vendor management. Find out how.

Joanne Baginski
Article June 11, 2020 8 min read

Seven value creation strategies for private equity
Tactics to maximize value during the holding period

Critical due diligence considerations

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COVID-19 impact on domestic middle-market mergers & acquisitions

In the midst of M&A chaos and disruption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, opportunities exist for market consolidation and distressed acquisitions. We partnered with Sherman & Howard’s Lyle Wallace to bring these opportunities to light.   

Joanne Baginski
Article April 30, 2020 8 min read
Structuring transactions and tax planning in difficult times
Mark Blumenthal
Webinar May 13, 2020 66 min watch
Minimizing your risk of GAAP-related post-close disputes
Brian Lappen
Article October 25, 2019 4 min read
Assess the impact: COVID-19 and private equity portfolio valuations
David Howell
Article June 18, 2020 3 min read

Six critical due diligence considerations for private equity
Strategies to mitigate uncertainties and invest with greater confidence

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Five key strategies to unlock maximum value for exit planning
Tactics to mitigate surprises, accelerate closing, and ensure maximum return during the exit stage

Our clients say

Plante Moran has been working with Huron Capital for more than 15 years. Plante Moran clearly understands our funds’ goals and objectives as middle-market investors, which makes for a great working relationship. One of their best attributes is their understanding of the dynamics of family-owned businesses, which comprise the majority of Huron’s investments. They’ve also been a great referral source to Huron — always on the lookout for potential add-on acquisition targets that may be interesting to our current portfolio.

Brian Demkowicz Managing Partner, Huron Capital Partners

Our approach to client service? Flexible. Simple. Complete.

We promise our clients an engagement that’s much more than a professional transaction; we promise a personalized approach to help them achieve their goals. This means we get to know you, your organization, and your objectives. Without competing office-level profit centers, we provide a flexible model where we can scale our services and tailor our team to your distinct needs. And, we keep it simple for you. We’ll handle the details and provide seamless service with the right people and right expertise, at the right time. A complete solution. From funds, to portfolio companies, pre-LOI to exit strategies, our team can provide all the answers you need — and answer the questions you didn’t know you had.

How do we know we’re making the mark with our clients? For one, we’ve been honored to receive many awards for our work:

While these awards tell us we’re doing something right, we know our true efforts are measured by our enduring client relationships. In the words of our private equity practice leader, Michele McHale, “We see ourselves as a partner, helping clients formulate strategies to solve complex issues. I’m proud of the team every day because they truly have our clients’ best interests at heart. This dedication to helping others grow and maximize value — that’s what matters.”

How can we help your business?

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