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Alyan Pump has been acquired by Hillside Acquisitions Group

Symmetrical Advisory, Inc. served as the exclusive advisor to Hillside Acquisitions Group which has added Alyan Pump, LLC to their growing list of portfolio companies. Symmetrical Advisory enabled the acquisition of Alyan Pump, a leading pump systems manufacturer and service provider. Headquarted in Folcroft, Pennsylvania, Alyan Pump is a designer and manufacturer of pumps and […]

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Independent Sponsors in Today’s Market

In recent years, the Independent Sponsor business model has become quickly accepted in the industry. This hybrid model pairs the rigor of a traditional private equity firm and stronger LP investor alignment to create a successful and popular model. With the onset of these models however, there is an opening for new and less established […]

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Symmetrical Donates $10,000 to Local School

Symmetrical Donates $10,000 to St. Matthew’s School in Chester Springs for families in need. This donation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, offers the corporation’s tax credit to low- and middle-income families’ private school and prekindergarten scholarships. In the past year this program has awarded over 51,000 scholarships to students across Pennsylvania. With donations […]

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Transaction Structuring: Types of Debt in a Leveraged Buyout

  In a leveraged buyout (LBO), the company uses leverage, or debt, in order to acquire another company or one of its parts. In an LBO, private equity funds can use multiple types of debt or capital as leverage. The most common types of capital or debt used are a Revolver, Bank Debt, and High […]

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Transaction Structuring: A Roundup of the Three Most Common Structures

Transaction Structuring When contemplating any kind of merger or acquisition, it is important to consider what type of transaction you will move forward with.  In order for a deal to be considered successful, it must be mutually beneficial for both the Buyer and the Seller. In today’s market, there are three common structures used in […]

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Chad Byers Named Outstanding Director by the Philadelphia Business Journal

Managing Partner Chad Byers has been named an Outstanding Director by the Philadelphia Business Journal, for his service on the board of Hillside Acquisitions Group LLC . Byers and his two partners acquired the company in April 2014. Byers was instrumental in the implementation of a new ERP system as well as investments in technology, […]

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Your Guide to an Effective Leveraged Buyout

  First of all, what is a Leveraged Buyout (LBO)? A leveraged buyout (LBO) is when a company uses leverage, mostly debt, to acquire another company or one of its parts. Private equity groups generally invest a portion of their equity and then use leverage, like debt, to fund the remainder of the purchase. While […]

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What is Working Capital and how does it Affect an M&A Transaction?

In the simplest terms, working capital can be defined as current assets less current liabilities but ultimately it is the amount of operating liquidity or cash available to a business at a given point in time. Working capital is an essential part of the day to day operations of a business and is just as […]

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The First Step in the Process: Recasting to EBITDA

Thinking about buying a business? Thinking about selling a business? No matter which side of the fence you are on, it is important for you to start by understanding the true range of value for the business. The market value of a small business can vary greatly from the book or tax mitigated value because […]

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Why Now is the Best Time to Borrow and Invest in Your Business

The predominant thinking over the past few years has been that new regulations resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act have crippled small community banks and their ability to lend to small businesses, while large enterprises have continued to easily borrow from the capital markets. Although the commercial and industrial loans of community banks may have been […]

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