Effective since February 25, strategic combination of two leading middle market investment banks will serve many entrepreneurs well, JD Merit reports
JD Ford & Company and Merit Harbor Group, LLC have completed a strategic business combination, with the resulting company operating as JD Merit since February 25 of this year. The merger allows JD Merit to provide the benefits of over 23 years of investment banking experience to clients. The combined company features industry leading expertise at mergers and acquisitions and capital sourcing in vital industries including consumer products and retail, manufacturing, industrials, food and agriculture, and healthcare.
Starting with its 1996 founding, JD Ford successfully helped many clients arrange mergers and acquisitions and to develop accurate valuations for businesses. JD Ford’s focus on supporting entrepreneurs and family owned companies made it a widely acknowledged middle market leader with many successful exits, sales, mergers, and acquisitions contributing to its reputation.
As a top middle market investment bank, Merit Harbor Group focused on providing boutique-style service with its highly scalable platform. Notable expertise at broad-auction mergers and acquisitions and raising capital allowed Merit Harbor to effectively guide many entrepreneurs and middle-market businesses through deals ranging in size from $20 to $500 million.
“We’re pleased to announce that the strategic business combination of JD Ford & Company and Merit Harbor Group has been completed successfully,” said JD Merit CEO and Merit Harbor Capital founder Craig Dickens. “JD Merit is committed to maintaining the same quality of boutique investment banking service that allowed its predecessors to serve their clients so well. At the same time, this carefully considered combination will allow JD Merit to set an even higher bar than would have been possible in the past.”
Headquartered in Seattle with offices in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Scottsdale, JD Merit will leverage the combined strengths and capabilities of JD Ford and Merit Harbor to provide best in class service to middle market clients. “Built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs,” the combined company boasts billions of dollars in deal making experience and a slate of proven capabilities drawn from the merger of two industry leaders.
Financial management and investment banking services offered by JD Merit will be aimed at entrepreneur-owned and other middle market companies needing help with mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, and buy-side strategy and execution. FINRA registered broker dealer JD Merit Securities, LLC will be responsible for offering securities. More information is available at the new JD Merit website at www.jdmerit.com.
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