May 6, 2015

CMM Managing Director, Ramsey Goodrich, was the keynote speaker at the Estate Planning Counsel Annual Meeting and Dinner at Innis Arden Club in Greenwich, CT. He delivered a presentation entitled “Options for Monetizing Privately Held Companies and Strategies to Maximize Value” to an audience of more than 75 estate planners, trust officers, wealth managers and others advisory professionals involved with exit and estate planning.

Beyond liquid assets and real estate, a significant portion of a family’s wealth may reside within a family or closely held company. Many of these businesses involve multiple generations of owners, whether or not they are involved in the day-to-day operations of the business, which can create a number of unique challenges for operating, managing and planning for the family business. Mr. Goodrich discussed how families can maximize the value of their business for the benefit of future generations and explore options to monetize some or all of the value in the company.

In a lively conversation, a variety of topics were covered, including:

  • What are some of the ways to create liquidity for family members without selling the business?
  • What are the major components that go into planning for future sales transactions? When should the family start planning for a future sales event?
  • Is there a difference between a “market” value and an “estate” value, especially when planning for a transaction? What are the most important factors that go into valuation?
  • When should the owners consider a strategic sale versus a private equity investment? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
  • How long does the transaction process take and what is involved?
 

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Press Releases

Leggett & Platt acquires Pegasus Manufacturing

March 2016

Carter Morse & Mathias ("CMM") is pleased to announce that Pegasus Manufacturing, Inc. ("Pegasus"), headquartered in Middletown, CT, was acquired by Leggett & Platt Incorporated ("L&P"), headquartered in Carthage, Missouri. Carter Morse & Mathias served as Leggett & Platt's exclusive financial advisor for the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Excelligence acquires Really Good Stuff

February 2016

Carter Morse & Mathias ("CMM") is pleased to announce that Really Good Stuff, headquartered in Monroe, CT, was acquired by Excelligence Learning Corporation ("Excelligence"), headquartered in Monterey, CA and backed by the private equity firm Brentwood Associates. Carter Morse & Mathias served as Really Good Stuff's exclusive financial advisor for the transaction.

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Year in Review - 2015

January 2016

We are happy to share with you a few updates from Carter Morse & Mathias, and celebrate some of our notable achievements during 2015. It has been another signature year for CMM, as measured by the number of closed transactions, the valuations achieved for our clients, the strength of our pipeline, and the awards and recognitions we have recevied.

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