About SiVal

About SiVal

SiVal Advisors, founded in 2002, advises its clients on a wide variety of merger & acquisition and financial advisory engagements, with particular emphasis on technology and emerging growth companies. The partners at SiVal, with their diverse backgrounds as business enterprise founders, CEO’s, technology executives and investment bankers, combine this unique blend of operating and transaction experience for the benefit of each client engagement.

At SiVal, our industry experience is both broad and deep. We invest the time to understand each company’s business and the markets it serves, as we believe this is critically important to maximizing value. We have successfully served our clients in a variety of technology industries including: Software, Business Services, e-Commerce, Semiconductors, Electronic OEMs, Semiconductor Capital Equipment and Materials, Electronic Design Automation, Medical Devices and Services, Communications and Technology-based Consumer Products.

Here’s what our clients say about us:

From: Mike Taylor, Founder & CEO, Modified Polymer Components

“Jan and her team did an excellent job managing the sale of our company to Ampersand Capital in Boston. SiVal was our trusted advisor throughout the process. They prepared us well and did a broad canvas to companies in the medical business, including private equity firms that own similar companies to ours. The deal they negotiated for us has been a great success for our family shareholders.”

From: Jim Marshall, former CEO, Matrix Integrated Systems

“When we made the decision to sell Matrix, we launched an extensive search for a Financial Advisor. With the full support of our VC investors, I selected SiVal Advisors based on their knowledge of my market space: semiconductor equipment and their extensive contacts at high levels in that industry. I also selected SiVal Advisors because the principals committed to handle our transaction personally, as opposed to “selling” the engagement and handing off the actual execution to less experienced and capable staff.

SiVal’s attention to detail in planning to market Matrix and their execution of the process was excellent and resulted in multiple offers to acquire the Company. They were always accessible and extremely flexible in meeting with the Matrix team as well as prospective buyers for the company. Closing the transaction went according to SiVal’s plan and both the selling shareholders and buyer were pleased with the outcome. I would not hesitate to engage SiVal Advisors in the future.”

From: Joe Julian, Partner, Sunrise Capital Partners

“We have hired SiVal Advisors on multiple occasions to assist us with acquisition due diligence and negotiations on both public and private technology companies. They demonstrated strong leadership skills in the negotiations, and were able to find information and data only professionals with deep industry knowledge and creative thinking could acquire. SiVal has delivered a wide variety of valuable services to us and our portfolio companies over the years. We look forward to a continued strong relationship with SiVal in the future.”

From: Jeanne Beacham, CEO, Delphon Industries (formerly Gel-Pak, Inc.)

“I’ve worked with SiVal’s partners on two successful transactions: first, an acquisition of our Quik-Pak Division, and second, our management buyout and restructuring of Delphon (formerly Gel-Pak). We were pleased with how SiVal executed these transactions and would definitely hire them for another engagement. In my view, their knowledge of the M&A process and their professionalism in handling every detail are impressive. SiVal has demonstrated to me that they take the time to learn a client’s business and stay with their clients for the long term. I would recommend them highly.”

From: Matt White, Chairman of the Board and majority shareholder, Central Medical Laboratory, Inc.

“I have been recommending the firm and its partners to anyone who needs their services. I felt they offered the best way to sell my business, and it worked out very well. I don’t think it would have worked out otherwise. I would use their services in the future!”

From: Greg O’Hara, Partner at Nixon Peabody

“Jan Robertson, with SiVal, is the investment banker who did a GREAT job on an exit for a client of mine. Diligent, effective, responsive, efficient. Can’t say enough good things about her and her team.”

From: Richard Petrarca, CFO/Controller of Advan Corp.

“Jan and her team at SiVal did a superb job of selling Advan International Corp. where I was the Controller. I worked closely with Jan and her team throughout the sale process providing a tremendous volume of documents and analyses as part of the potential suitor’s due diligence. SiVal did an international canvas to find the right strategic buyers. Advan International Corp. was ultimately acquired by a European multinational public company that SiVal contacted and negotiated with. I wholeheartedly recommend Jan and her firm!”


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