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P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF) is the investment banking subsidiary of the financial firm Plante & Moran. Since its creation in 1995, the firm has completed more than 300 mergers and acquisitions, and financial advisory transactions. While PMCF concentrates on middle-market businesses, it also hones in to focus on certain industries. Specifically, the firm focuses on building products, business services, industrials, life sciences, and plastics and packaging. To those industries, the firm offers services that can be broken down into five groups: acquisition advisory, sale advisory, capital raising, strategic investments and affiliated services.
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Under the acquisition advisory unit, the firm helps clients find possible target firms, connects with those targets and assists in creating and negotiating a deal to benefit both parties. The sale advisory side of PMCF helps act as a liaison for buyers and sellers. To this end, the firm has helped clients looking for liquidity, firms wanting to divest their noncore holdings and private equity groups looking to unload portfolio investments.
Meanwhile, PMCF’s capital raising group is involved in institutional private placements, leveraged finance, debt issuances and private equity market access. The group also provides services to finance the growth of corporations, fund acquisitions, finalize management buyouts and refinance lending terms or debt.
Within the company’s strategic assessment services unit, the firm uses a formal probe, PMCF’s own Value Optimization Assessment, in order to help companies figure out their own financial strategy. Through the assessment, companies get to have a valuation and create a long-term plan that takes into account fluctuations in the market. PMCF’s affiliated services group is perhaps the biggest grab bag of the bunch, working on everything from businesses’ transition plans and due diligence issues to tax services and restructuring. Additionally, this unit works on global business initiatives in North America and Europe (under the name Plante & Moran).
27400 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 223-3300
Employer Type: Private
President and Managing Director: Philip C. Gilbert
2009 Employees (All Locations): 25