General, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mirus Capital Advisors, Value of Accomplishment, Business Services, Selling a Business, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial, Technology
2018 was another active and exciting year for Mirus Capital Advisors. We closed ten middle-market transactions, brought aboard two senior bankers, and joined and international network of professional firms. We continue to keep our clients’ interests at heart and are particularly proud that so much of our 2018 business was referred to us by former clients.
Our 2018 sellside clients ranged from a privately-held software company in Portland, Maine to a publicly-traded supplier of bottled water and coffee products. Mirus’ professional services team advised on two deals in the business process outsourcing and the marketing & public relations space. We closed two healthcare transactions in 2018 for companies endeavoring to improve human health through innovative biomaterials and specialized diagnostic testing.
Mirus took the exciting step of joining an international alliance of 584 law firms, accounting firms, consulting firms and investment banks spanning 123 countries and representing over 3,000 partner-level professionals. Mirus partner Andy Crain is leading the firm’s involvement with GCG/GGI and notes that Mirus has “a long history of managing cross-border transactions. This selective global network gives us the opportunity to enhance our services through teaming with other like-minded firms.” Over the past few years, we’ve represented European clients such as Tunstall Group in the sale of Tunstall Americas to Connect America and Eutecus in the sale of the business to Sensity Systems (part of Verizon). We see an opportunity to bring access to the US strategic and financial buyer market to middle-market businesses globally. Our firm has completed over $500 million in M&A transaction value these past two years and we’ve seen a steady flow of European clients in the mix. The expansion of the firm’s European business will be coordinated by long-time Mirus partner Peter Alternative, who will be based in Milan.
We’re glad to have welcomed Stuart Rose and David Christopher to the firm in 2018. Stuart brought over a decade of senior middle-market investment banking experience along with a great track record in specialty retail M&A and years of operating experience. David brought senior executive experience with a range of companies in the technology and distribution markets, along with sellside and financing investment banking experience. We’re pleased that Mirus is an attractive platform to experienced bankers with Stuart’s and David’s backgrounds.
As we continue our focus on working with closely-held businesses in the $10 million to $150 million range, we’ve seen exciting transaction opportunities and situations this past year, from leading medical equipment and device providers, to innovative software, manufacturing technology and distribution companies, to growing consumer and services organizations. Mirus continues to see a high level of activity in the middle-market and enters the new year with a healthy level of transactions in process and active M&A discussions on behalf of our clients. We’re proud of what we and our clients accomplished this past year and are looking forward to an even more productive 2019!
Mirus closed over $200 million in deals over the past twelve months including transactions by our healthcare, industrial technology, consumer, business services, and cold weather resort teams. Our announced transactions include: