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From succession planning to company sales, mergers and acquisitions, our experience counts. Take a look at some recent deals involving the expertise of advisors from BKD Corporate Finance, LLC.

Testimonials

Integrity Marketing Group, LLC

“The BKDCF team was instrumental in helping us prepare for and execute this transformational and rewarding transaction. Finding the right investor that checked all of the boxes for our rapidly growing company seemed a very daunting task but the trusting relationship that we built with BKDCF while exploring our strategic options ensured that we were working with the right team that always had our best interests in mind. BKDCF had an excellent understanding of our business model, identified our key value drivers and clearly communicated our goals to a highly qualified group of private equity groups. The BKDCF team was there for us 24/7; I can’t imagine achieving the outcome we did without their commitment and counsel. I would strongly recommend the BKDCF team for any business owner exploring their liquidity or growth capital options.”

— Brian W. Adams, Managing Partner
Integrity Marketing Group, LLC
Highland Village, Texas


Via Health

“…The trusting relationship that we built with BKDCF while exploring our succession planning strategy ensured that we were working with a team that had our best interests in mind. BKDCF had an excellent understanding of our business model, identified our key value drivers and clearly communicated our goals to a large market of various potential buyers. The BKDCF team did an excellent job managing the process, which resulted in a rewarding transaction that will allow us to continue to grow our business to its full potential. We appreciate BKDCF’s help and insight, and would recommend their services to any owner or management team in need of succession planning.”

— Ron Thomas, Chief Executive Officer
Via Health
Colorado Springs, Colorado

DPIS Engineering, LLC

“The team at BKD Corporate Finance was instrumental in helping us prepare for and execute the recapitalization of DPIS Engineering. We trusted the knowledge and experience that BKDCF brought to the transaction and we knew we were in good hands. BKDCF managed the process from the beginning to the final closing, helping us to determine our succession options by identifying our strengths and goals, presenting our company to several prospective buyers and managing negotiations and due diligence. BKDCF’s team was there every step of the way and helped us to achieve a rewarding transaction. We appreciate BKDCF’s help and insight, and would recommend their services to any owner or management team in need of succession planning guidance.”

— Dale Phillips, President
DPIS Engineering, LLC
Tomball, Texas

Southern Foods Inc.

“BKD Corporate Finance was a valuable advisor as we executed the sale of our company to Reinhart. BKD has been my long-time accounting firm and when…Partner Jerry Henderson recommended that we tap into the expertise of the Corporate Finance team…I listened. I am glad I did. Tony Schneider and his colleagues gave exceptional guidance throughout the process and was a solid and appreciated liaison as we negotiated the terms of our sale. I firmly believe this transaction was done…on the right terms and conditions and I am excited about the prospects of Southern Foods being a meaningful contributor to Reinhart’s continued success. BKD Corporate Finance was a key contributor to this successful closing.”

— Joe Natcher, Former Owner
Southern Foods Inc.
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Integrity Marketing Group, LLC

“The BKDCF team was instrumental in helping us prepare for and execute this transformational and rewarding transaction. Finding the right investor that checked all of the boxes for our rapidly growing company seemed a very daunting task but the trusting relationship that we built with BKDCF while exploring our strategic options ensured that we were working with the right team that always had our best interests in mind. BKDCF had an excellent understanding of our business model, identified our key value drivers and clearly communicated our goals to a highly qualified group of private equity groups. The BKDCF team was there for us 24/7; I can’t imagine achieving the outcome we did without their commitment and counsel. I would strongly recommend the BKDCF team for any business owner exploring their liquidity or growth capital options.”

— Brian W. Adams, Managing Partner
Integrity Marketing Group, LLC
Highland Village, Texas


American Bank & Trust

“Selling our community bank was an emotional decision. BKD Corporate Finance provided astute counsel and beneficial analysis prior to pursuing a transaction, then led us through a competitive process with several top tier prospects. Wyatt Jenkins and his team delivered valuable and highly personalized service from beginning to end. With BKDCF's expert insight, we were able to complete a rewarding transaction with an outstanding buyer that met shareholder objectives. I would strongly recommend the BKDCF team.”

— Oles Drobocky, Chairman of the Board
American Bank & Trust
Bowling Green, Kentucky


Prairie Financial Bancorp

“Wyatt Jenkins and the BKD Corporate Finance team did a tremendous job in guiding us during our sale to First National Bank of Waterloo. Wyatt’s professionalism and expertise ensured that we were ultimately able to execute a very beneficial transaction and we never doubted that the team had our best interests in mind throughout all stages of the sale. They valued our time and resources and provided top-notch analysis and insight. By providing us with a variety of competitive options, the end result was a successful and rewarding transaction.”

— John Richards, President
Prairie Financial Bancorp
Effingham, Illinois

Frene Valley

“When we hired BKD Corporate Finance (BKDCF), we tasked them with the challenge of sourcing and executing a transaction with a like-minded buyer who could not only offer a financially rewarding transaction, but also honor our carefully crafted culture of quality care and family values. Through constant communication and attention to detail, Austin Propst and his colleagues greatly exceeded our expectations. Their extensive knowledge and experience in the long-term care industry set the groundwork for a rewarding sale, and their hard work and dedication helped ensure a timely close. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a sale transaction.”

— Cathy Lloyd, President
Frene Valley
Hermann, Missouri


McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital

“The BKD Corporate Finance team did an excellent job representing the financial interest of McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital in the transaction. The Board of the city-owned, not-for-profit hospital had a fiduciary duty to ensure long-term access to health care in the community. Although we knew who the likely party was going to be in the transaction, BKDCF used their expertise in health care transactions to negotiate the financial components of the transaction from a position of strength. The BKDCF team did an excellent job managing the process, helping to achieve an outcome that was approved unanimously by the Board.”

— Doug Culver Chief Financial Officer
McCune-Brooks Regional Hospital
Carthage, Missouri

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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