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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. 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. 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. Let our hand-selected team be the partner you can depend on.

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Our Unique Advantage

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.

And, we’ve seen it all. 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. We have decades of experience working with the same middle-market companies you’re investing in at the portfolio and fund level, and across multiple industries, such as manufacturing, business and consumer services, healthcare, and technology.

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

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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.

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.”

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