Mergers & Acquisitions


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Orchestrating a successful transaction is both a business endeavor and an art form, requiring knowledge of industry and market subtleties. The KeyBanc Capital Markets® M&A teams are fiercely dedicated to analyzing the multitude of complex factors together with an understanding of our clients to realize a successful transaction. We leverage our deep expertise and expansive networks of both private equity firms and corporate relationships to deliver a full range of M&A options.

Every team is led by a senior investment banker backed by the full resources of our debt and equity capital markets platforms, including our fixed income, institutional equities and private capital groups. In the past decade, we have advised more than 400 companies on strategic mergers and acquisitions, many in the middle market and within our industries of specialization (see below).

In addition to our buy-side advisor services, we work on exclusive sales, divestitures, tender offers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, takeover defense, recapitalizations and restructurings.

Recent M&A successes include:
  • Citadel Plastics Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, was sold to Huntsman Gay Global Capital, LLC, with KeyBanc Capital Markets serving as the Joint Lead Arranger, Joint Bookrunner and Syndication Agent on $185 million of Senior Secured Credit Facilities.
  • Refresh Dental Practice Management, LLC turned to KeyBanc Capital Markets as its sell-side advisor, resulting in the recapitalization of the firm by ABRY Partners.
  • Carmeuse Industrial Sands was acquired by Pioneer Natural Resources, with KeyBanc Capital Markets serving as the sell-side financial advisor.

Key's M&A expertise is complemented by deep expertise in a variety of industries, including

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