Investment Banking

Driving exceptional outcomes for our clients

We bring decades of experience in bulge-bracket investment banking across a variety of industries. Our senior-level bankers lead every facet of deal execution, resulting in trusted, long-term partnerships and exceptional outcomes for our clients.

What You Get

Working With ADC

Broad Array of Services

We provide a comprehensive suite of M&A, capital raising and restructuring advisory services to leading private and public companies.

Senior-Level Attention

Unlike other firms where managing directors “pitch” and junior bankers execute, we understand the critical importance of senior attention to successful transactions. Every client assignment with ADC is led by a senior professional with support from a highly experienced deal team.

Experience

Our Partners have over 250 years of collective transaction experience, and many have worked together for 20 years or more at some of the world’s preeminent investment banks.

Exceptional Outcomes

Our goal is to achieve outsized successes for our clients. Our track record is exceptional and we structure our fees to incentivize success.

Unique Mindset

We provide a unique perspective to our clients, leveraging our Partners’ experience as heads of industry groups at bulge-bracket banks and regional investment banking firms, as private equity investors, and C-level operating executives. We know what investors want and what our clients need and expect from us.

Long-Term Relationships

Most of our business comes from long-term relationships. Clients and referral sources like working with us because of our high integrity, responsiveness and exceptional results.

As a privately-owned boutique investment banking firm, we are frequently referred new business opportunities from attorneys, accountants, YPO members, former clients, and other friends of the firm.

We have a tremendous amount of relationship capital invested in every transaction, which we treat with the attention and care as if we were owners ourselves. We have scores of extremely satisfied clients available to share their experiences.

Our Success Stories

Quixote Studios $360 Million Sale to Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP)

ADC's Role

We acted as exclusive financial advisor to Quixote Studios, a leading provider of sound stages and production services to the Entertainment Industry.

 

Byte $1.04 Billion Sale to Dentsply Sirona (NASDAQ: XRAY)

ADC's Role

We acted as M&A Advisor to byte, a direct-to-consumer, at-home invisible aligners that allows consumers who need minimal to moderate dental alignment to receive treatment without having to visit a doctor's office.

Kavar Sale to Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS)

ADC's Role

We acted as financial advisor to Kavar, a rapidly growing registered investment advisor that offers objective, fiduciary advice to high net worth individuals and to businesses.

Borrmann Metal Center Sale to Contractors Steel Co.

ADC's Role

We acted as exclusive financial advisor to Borrmann Metal Center, a leading regional metals service center in Southern California that processes and distributes a full line of metal products.

Slice Sale to Safety Products Holdings

ADC's Role

We acted as exclusive financial advisor to Slice, a fast-growing developer and marketer of innovative cutting tools operating under a virtual model.

E-Z UP Sale to Beach Point Capital Management

ADC's Role

We acted as exclusive financial advisor to E-Z UP, a leading producer of instant canopy and complementary products.

Entertainment Partners Sale to TPG

ADC's Role

We acted as exclusive financial advisor to Entertainment Partners, a leading provider of payroll, workforce management, and other integrated production management solutions to the Entertainment Industry.

ADC Select Transactions

We work in a wide variety of industries, including technology, business services, consumer, industrials, healthcare services, and software. 

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Acquired by

Hudson Pacific Properties (NYSE: HPP)

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2022

Industry

Media / Studio + Production Services

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Acquired by

Vensure Employer Services

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2022

Industry

HR Staff Augmentation

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Recapitalized by

Bison Capital Partners

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2022

Industry

Media & Advertising

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Acquired by

Alvarez & Marsal Capital Partners

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2022

Industry

IT Services

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Acquired by

BrightView (NYSE: BV)

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2022

Industry

Landscape Services

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Acquired by

Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS)

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2021

Industry

Business Management

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Acquired by

Safety Products Holdings

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2021

Industry

Industrial / Consumer Tools

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Has Acquired

Star Waggons & Zio Studio Services

Service, Year

Buy Side M&A Advisory, 2021

Industry

Media Services

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Acquired by

VCP & Flexpoint Ford

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2021

Industry

Information Services

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Dividend Recap

Completed

Service, Year

Debt Advisory, 2021

Industry

Government Services

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Recapitalized by

VSS Capital Partners

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2021

Industry

Cloud Services

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Recapitalized by

Xact Data Discovery

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2021

Industry

Legal Staff Augmentation

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Acquired by

Dentsply Sirona (NASDAQ: XRAY)

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2021

Industry

Consumer Health

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Acquired by

Contractors Steel Co.

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2020

Industry

Metal Distribution

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Acquired by

Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS)

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2020

Industry

Financial Services

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Acquired by

MRI Software

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2020

Industry

Real Estate Software

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Acquired by

Precept Wine

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2020

Industry

Consumer Packaged Goods

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Acquired by

Higginbotham

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2019

Industry

Financial Services

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Acquired by

Berkley Research Group

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2019

Industry

Healthcare Consulting Services

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Acquired by

Beach Point Capital Management

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2019

Industry

Consumer Products Services

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Acquired by

TPG Capital

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2019

Industry

Media Software & Tech Services

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Has Acquired

ECS Federal

Service, Year

Buy Side M&A Advisory, 2018

Industry

HR / Employment Services

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Acquired by

Focus Financial Partners (NASDAQ: FOCS)

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2018

Industry

Business Management

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Acquired by

Frontenac

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2017

Industry

Software & Media Services

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Acquired by

High Liner Foods (TSX: HLF)

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2017

Industry

Food Distribution

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Minority Investment by

Endeavour

Service, Year

Sell Side M&A Advisory, 2017

Industry

Research & Consulting

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Growth Capital Investment by

Lovell Minnick Partners

Service, Year

Capital Raise Advisory, 2017

Industry

Consumer Finance