Carver Cross delivers the full range of financial-advisory and agency services required to evaluate, design, negotiate, and close the following types of transactions:

We are specialists in these limited areas. We do not attempt to be “all things to all people,” and we do not dilute our efforts by engaging in other, potentially distracting or even conflicting, activities.

We serve a limited number of clients at any given time, thus ensuring that each client is advised only by a senior professional. Carver Cross clients always enjoy our responsiveness, creativity, thorough and insightful analysis, and our experienced judgment.  The financial future of each client benefits from the fact that we provide personalized service from the perspective of creating long-term value.

We are unwaveringly committed to serving our clients at the highest standards of quality and confidentiality. We have, for many years, discreetly handled our clients’ most sensitive financial matters.

Please contact us to talk in strict confidence about your company’s needs and objectives.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Sell Side

Carver Cross represents private companies in the sale of the stock or assets of the company, in a change-of-control transaction that conveys less than 100% of the company to a new owner, and in the sale of a minority interest. Carver Cross is retained to design and manage the complex M & A process, maximize value, and help achieve the seller’s non-financial objectives. The firm brings to bear its extensive experience, research skills, and network of contacts to identify a qualified pool of potential acquirers including U.S. companies, foreign acquirers, and private equity firms.

Advising on the sale of a private company lies at the heart of our experience and expertise. Carver Cross serves not just as your agent, but also as your financial advisor. We assist you in evaluating the salient transaction issues that will affect your financial future, including valuation, capital structure, transaction structure, negotiating strategies and tactics, confidentiality, and more. We act pursuant to a formal mandate from you – the seller – representing solely the interests of your company and its shareholders.

Buy Side

On a selective basis, Carver Cross assists companies and private-equity firms with transaction origination, analysis, due diligence, structuring, negotiation, financing, and documentation of transactions involving specific acquisition candidates already identified by the client and/or with the implementation of a well-defined acquisition program.

Private Placements

Carver Cross raises equity and debt capital in the private markets. We tap our broad network of contacts in the private-equity, venture-capital, and institutional investor communities on your behalf.

Carver Cross acts a placement agent and financial advisor; we are not just a “finder” who merely introduces you to investors. We take the time to understand your business – both commercially and financially – and its financing objectives. We assist in all aspects of preparing for and implementing the process of raising capital.

We are your advocate. We work for you. We do not represent the interests of any other party, nor do we take compensation from a potential investor.

Please contact us to speak in confidence about your objectives and our qualifications to assist you. Raising capital is a time-consuming process and we encourage you to be in touch as soon as the need for external capital seems possible.

Strategic Financial Advice

Carver Cross advises and assists middle-market and emerging companies with a range of strategic financial issues relating to corporate development and financial management. Often, these issues ultimately relate to a merger/acquisition transaction, a financing, or shareholder-related issues (e.g., dividend policy or a recapitalization to provide liquidity to shareholders). However, we are able to assist with a wide range of strategic financial issues.