What We Do
Consult Sellers and Buyers of Privately-Owned Businesses in a Wide Range of Industries through corporate strategic planning and the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Process:
- Selling a Business – Advise on preparing a business for sale from valuation through closing and post closing events
- Buying a Business – Advise on the buying and acquiring process, going from browsing to buying a business
- Businesses for sale – We have multiple listing for sale, we can help find the right business
- Business Valuation – Market Data Report for Value Analysis, Formal Valuation (limited scope), Merger & Acquisition Valuation. (subject to IRS Revenue Ruling 59-60)
We have developed a strong process methodology involving:
- Executives – Develop and validate the strategic rationale, assist in due diligence and integration planning
- Finance – Assist with structuring, due diligence and integration planning. Manage outside advisors as needed
- Legal – Assist with contract negotiations, due diligence and integration planning. Manage external law firm
- Tax – Assist with structuring, due diligence and integration planning. Manage outside advisors as needed
- IT – Assist with integration planning
- Corporate Strategic Plannning
- M&A Strategy Development
- Contract Negotiation (NDA, LOI, APA, OR SPA)
- Due Diligence Process & Intergrading DD Findings Into Agreement & Integration
- Potential Regulatory Approvals
- Communication Strategy
- Integration Planning
Monolith’s goal is to obtain super results in for the middle market companies we are involved in.
- Attain the Unattainable Triangle – The golden rule says you can have ether fast, low cost, or good, but you can’t have it all. Well, we strive to attain all three for our clients
Sell-Side Strategic Consulting
Whether you plan to sell all or part of your business, Monolith brings significant local and global industry knowledge and experience for each of our clients. Clients turn to us for our experience in assisting and consulting the micro and macro strategic planning for our clients.
Buy-Side Strategic Consulting
Monolith has a proven track record of consulting strategic and financial buyers in corporate strategic planning for possiable acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and alliances. Monolith can serves as the chief consultant role and can be brought in at any stage to support a particular corporate stratagy. With a range of buy-side tools and stratagies, we help our clients create and act upon opportunities for growth.
Ask the Heavy-Hitters During M&A
Mergers and acquisitions are monumental undertakings for businesses, executives, board members, in-house counsels, and employees involved. When your company has reached the point of considering a merger with another, there is a significant task before you. There are many factors that need to be considered about the logistics of pre-merger, during the merger, and post-merger.
Preserving a Healthy Work Culture During a Merger and Acquisition
Deals Should Provide Excitement and The Pride of Being Part of a Successful, Larger Business
Culture Shock Is Welcome Here
Within John Ellsworth’s legal team at ScanSource, different nationalities broaden the scope of legal intelligence during international expansion
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
John Ellsworth is an accomplished senior business executive and chief legal officer with deep experience in negotiations, complex transactions, mergers & acquisitions, compliance and governance, human resources, and finance. He co-founded Monolith Global Partners, a Corporate, Finance and M&A strategy consulting firm.
Global business Executive and General Counsel with +15 years of experience for two publicly traded companies:
A Fortune 1000 international technology solutions provider, ScanSource for such brands as Cisco, Zebra, Avaya and Polycom and a retail clothing chain with 630 stores, One Price Clothing across the U.S.
► Valued for ability to interpret complex legal issues, strategic planning partner and mitigate risks with a thorough understanding of business and its objectives.
► Expertise in global commercial, regulatory, and technology environments to ensure both short-term and long-term financial results.
Diverse experience including: Contracts, Class and Derivative litigation, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Financing, Credit Underwriting, HR, U.S. Securities, and International.
Core competencies: Deal-Making, Commercial Transactions, Negotiations, Global Contract Process, M&A, SEC Reporting & Securities Laws Disclosures and Compliance, Board Adviser, Corporate Governance, Complex Commercial Litigation, International Transactions, Government & Regulatory Affairs, human resources, executive compensation. internal investigations, and Public Companies.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Chad White is an Executive Investment Banker, Entrepreneur, and Leader, Mr. White brings nearly two decades of financial services and investment banking experience. Mr. White leverages his expertise across Equity Capital Markets, Institutional Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Structuring. Further, he leverages relationship management acumen towards the buy-side, institutional equity sales, global equity capital markets, and syndications. He utilizes his proven results-driven systems that foster business development and client trust and satisfaction. He also has a wide knowledge of complex equity financing structures and products, focusing on Origination, Structuring, and Distribution in the Primary & Secondary Capital Markets. A senior business executive, that has deep experience in infiltrating new markets, complex transactions, compliance & governance, and finance. Developed the ability to interpret complex finance issues and utilize business acumen have fostered invaluable partnerships with executive leaders. Mr. White has the mentality of an executive player-coach with a strong work ethic, a commitment to increasing revenue and team & goal excellence, uncompromising integrity, and a wealth of industry knowledge.
He co-founded Monolith Global Partners, a Corporate, Finance, and M&A strategy consulting firm. Mr. White has also worked in varying roles from investment advisory to equity trading at top wealth management and brokerage firms, including MD Global Partners where he ran the digital investment banking practice.
He is well versed in corporate deal structuring and capitalization from all ends of the spectrum. Mr. White earned an MS in Finance from the College for Financial Planning and a Bachelors in Personal Financial Planning from Kansas State University. FINRA/NFA-registered investment banking and general securities representative, 79, 7, 63, 3, 34.
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NO REPRESENTATION: Monolith makes no representations, expressed or implied, that it will effect a transaction as a result of the services furnished. The duties of Monolith shall not include legal, tax or accounting services which Clients shall procure at its own expense. Monolith is not a licensed securities broker or dealer, and it is not the intention of the parties to consummate a sale of the issued and outstanding stock of any party or Clients. If, however, Clients subsequently determines to consummate a stock sale, rather than a sale of assets, then Monolith shall be deemed to be a “Finder” with respect to such sale, and Clients agrees to pay Monolith a fee with respect to the sale of the stock and consulting fee with respect to any other services rendered by Monolith. *Finders and Unregistered Broker-Dealers