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 a Principal Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Monolith Global Partners LLC, a Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) strategy consulting firm. He co-overseeing all consulting activities and the strategic direction of the firm. He also is a Managing Director at Auctus Capital Partners and 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.
Prior to joining Auctus, he co-founded Monolith Global Partners LLC and led the financial technology driven mergers and acquisitions advisory firm as principal managing partner. Mr. Ellsworth held leadership positions with two publicly traded companies from 2000 to 2017, including executive vice president and general counsel for Fortune 1000 international technology solutions provider ScanSource and retail chain One Price Clothing.
For 20 years, his ability to interpret complex legal issues and utilize business acumen have made him an invaluable partner with executive leaders in commercial, regulatory and technology environments. He is valued for leading crisis management and internal investigations, establishing businesses in Europe and Latin America, and developing and implementing strategies that have led to profitable revenue.
Mr. Ellsworth received his Bachelors in political science and communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D degree from University of Minnesota Law School.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Chad White is a Principal Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Monolith Global Partners LLC, a Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) strategy consulting firm. He co-overseeing all consulting activities and the strategic direction of the firm. He also is a Director at Auctus Capital Partners. He brings nearly two decades of financial services experience and expertise across capital markets, corporate finance, wealth management and trading.
As a visionary and leader in the investment banking industry, he helps oversee the firm’s Capital markets, M&A Advisory, and Brokerage efforts in the areas of Gaming, Leisure, Lodging, Financial Services, Real Estate and Technology.
Prior to joining Auctus, he co-founded Monolith Global Partners LLC and led the financial technology driven mergers and acquisitions advisory firm as principal managing partner. 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, concentrating on compliant corporate finance, capital markets, advisory, and digital securities smart contract solutions.
He is well versed in corporate deal structuring and capitalization from all ends of the spectrum. Mr. White earned a MS in finance from the College for Financial Planning and his Bachelors in personal financial planning from Kansas State University. He is a FINRA-registered investment banking and general securities representative and a holds series 79, 7, 63, 3, 34 licenses (NFA/FINR).
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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 Client 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 Client. If, however, Client 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 Client 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