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Building Value in a Private Company

Most investors are aware of the intricacies of equity and building value when it comes to publicly-traded companies, however few can offer advice for private companies. When developing a plan for your private company, you should consider how your plan could help your company grow to reach your long-term financial goals. Here are a few […]

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The Six Qualities High-Growth Companies Possess

When examining what makes high-growth companies so successful, we frequently refer to one of the largest and most rigorous performance benchmarking studies ever prepared on the middle market, “The Market That Moves America” performed by The National Center for the Middle Market, Ohio State University in March 2011, which measured 2,048 US businesses. Taking this […]

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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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