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M&A Services


Acquisition Target Due Diligence 

Fairmont provides a detailed analysis of target company strengths, weaknesses, risks, opportunities and outlook. Thoughtful, incisive diligence mitigates the risk of sub-par performance post-acquisition and helps to frame valuation and terms for acquisition.

Acquisition Screen 
An acquisition screen provides identification and assessment of potential acquisition targets serving a pre-defined market objective. This rapid identification of the range of feasible targets and independent review ensures the best alignment of available opportunities with strategic objectives.

Acquisition Target Sourcing 
Using our extensive network and comprehensive market knowledge, Fairmont can, in select cases, facilitate buyer interaction with a target, leading to a sale. Proactive (vs. reactive) access to proprietary (non-auction) acquisitions at favorable valuations and terms can create significant value for our clients.

Sell-Side Advisory Support 
Leveraging extensive buy-side experience, Fairmont can work alongside banking advisers to evaluate a seller's served markets and competitive positioning, clarifying their performance and outlook for potential buyers. This is frequently of interest where companies serve both aerospace and defense customers, making a clear, cogent presentation of their market footprint both more important and more challenging. Fairmont provides assistance with development of CIMs and management preparations, in collaboration with management and bankers. By providing independent perspective and fair critique during the preparation stages, our support helps to ensure an effective process and desired valuation.
Representative Experience Includes:
  • Fairmont Principals have played leading roles in over 60 transactions
  • Advised on the acquisition of a commercial aviation aerostructures roll-up with six distinct operating units serving a range of aircraft OEMs and Tier 1 / Tier 2 customers
  • Advised on the potential acquisition of an international military components design & manufacturing unit being spun out of a defense prime

  • Developed a targeted acquisition screen for a hybrid defense / commercial satellite communications company, mapping core capabilities and strategic objectives against an international universe of candidates

  • Advised on the acquisition of a rapidly growing cybersecurity business serving a mix of intel, defense, and Federal civil customers
*Some examples shown above are representative engagements based upon work performed by Jay Wynn or Ben Harper during employment elsewhere prior to establishing Fairmont Consulting Group