Corporate Finance – Manufacturing & Distribution

Manufacturers, distributors and logistics companies face broad challenges. These issues are magnified when considered in the context of corporate value and exit strategies.

BKD Corporate Finance works with manufacturers, distributors and logistics companies to assess available financial and strategic options and design a course of action to help those companies achieve their desired results. Our experienced advisors can help you meet your company’s growth and expansion needs, develop a succession plan and streamline the overall process.

If you’re looking to sell your company, our advisors have a long history of executing successful transactions. We help guide companies through the complex financial and strategic issues related to a sale, from first contact to closing. Our disciplined approach includes the following:

  • Analyzing your company and its industry standing
  • Identifying your company’s value drivers
  • Developing effective marketing strategies
  • Identifying highly qualified and motivated buyers
  • Advising on transaction structuring
  • Assisting in negotiating optimal purchase terms and conditions
  • Coordinating due diligence

Whether you’re planning or executing an acquisition, a sale, a recapitalization, a management buyout or another transaction, BKD Corporate Finance can be a valuable resource in achieving your desired results. Learn how our experience with manufacturers and distributors can help position you to succeed.

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Jason Corson


Tony Schneider

Managing Director

Tony Giordano

President & Managing Director, BKD Corporate Finance

Gregory Lafin

Managing Director

Jeff Johnson

Vice President

Ken Hirsch

Managing Director

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M&A Update

BKD Corporate Finance professionals compiled a look at the latest merger and acquisition trends. From transaction numbers to deal values, these statistics offer insight at the regional and national levels.



Alloy Custom Products, Inc.

“Alloy Custom Products’ success over the years has been driven by our attention to details, delivering a superior cryogenic trailer and not missing delivery dates. We expect the same standards of excellence and efficiency from all of our vendors and service providers. We had never used an investment bank before and didn’t know what to expect. We were introduced to BKD Corporate Finance and their team helped educate Nancy and me on the process of selling and some of the challenges that we would face. Together, we set forth a plan with one simple goal: to get the right deal done, with the best party, in a timely manner.

BKD Corporate Finance delivered magnificently. They helped get numerous parties interested in our business and we worked through the difficult task of deciding who would be the best long-term partner for our customers and employees. Trinity was not on our radar screen, but BKD helped identify them as a candidate. We are confident that Trinity will be a wonderful steward of the people-focused values entrenched in this family business and we were able to close this deal four months after initiating the marketing process. BKD Corporate Finance’s senior personnel were there for virtually every move, meeting and call, giving us guidance and support. I can’t imagine achieving the outcome we did without their commitment and counsel.”

— Ted Boatman, President
Alloy Custom Products, Inc.
Lafayette, Indiana

Full Vision, Inc.

“We could not be more pleased with the assistance BKD Corporate Finance provided in the debt refinancing for our company, Full Vision, Inc. This refinancing project was critical to the future success of our business. Not only were we able to secure sufficient capital to support the future growth of the business, but we were also able to buy out outside investors. Timing was critical in this transaction and the team at BKDCF was able to move quickly. They prepared the necessary operational and financial information, garnered interest from several lenders and assisted with negotiating the terms, all in the matter of a few months. We are grateful for their help and guidance and would recommend their services to any owner or management team considering refinancing debt or raising capital for their business.”

— Peter Benson, President
Full Vision, Inc.
Newton, Kansas

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