SERVICES

As one of the most trusted Mergers & Acquisitions advisory firms, we serve our privately-owned clients based on our conflict-free market position, proprietary process, experience and creativity. We focus our energy and talent to creatively deliver value beyond our clients’ expectations.

Sale of Companies

ArkMalibu advises business owners by making highly informed and relevant recommendations on steps towards finding a great partner or monetizing their businesses. We help you maximize value by effectively conveying your company’s investment merits and minimizing the buyers’ perceived investment risks. As one of the most trusted boutique investment banking firms, we leverage our proprietary process to serve our privately-owned clients based on our experience and creativity. We focus our energy and talent on turning culture into capital so that we can creatively deliver value beyond our clients’ expectations.

Our unique process works to alleviate these risks, as we:

  • Believe that finding the right answers requires proactively asking the right questions
  • Solve complex problems through intense intellectual curiosity
  • Discover and communicate both the company’s realized and unrealized value
  • Offer a unique, client needs based approach to deals

Advisory Services

Business Planning

ArkMalibu not only guides businesses through the process of marketing, negotiating, and selling, we also offer business planning services for owners and leaders seeking improved documentation of processes, policies, finances, and culture. Putting our decades of experience both on Wall Street and within Fortune 100 companies to use, we help business owners develop the most effective tools for fundraising and business development.

Strategic Direction

Perhaps acquisition or exit isn’t your ultimate goal, but you don’t feel your business has a well-defined strategy for growth. A business without a strategy is like a ship without a compass. ArkMalibu’s expert team of senior advisors lead businesses through the process of defining and refining your goals and objectives, the tactics and activities that will get you there, and the metrics by which you’ll measure your success.

Capturing Culture

ArkMalibu’s strategic point of difference as far as taking a company to market is our ability to discover and articulate a company’s unique culture in such a way that it adds significant value to its sale price. But there might be other reasons to define culture, like capital campaigns, talent acquisition, or strategic planning. With ArkMalibu’s process of deep investigative research into the people and processes that make your business unique, culture stands as the singular unmistakably unique attribute that makes your business successful and highly valued.

Art of the Possible

Other banks only look at the surface. We dig deep to find exactly what makes your business truly unique and highly valuable.

Typical investment banks crunch numbers, make projections, seek ofers, repeat. Some banks spend time studying your business to determine strategic points of differentiation. We are never satisfied until we’ve uncovered not only your financial upside but the value defining aspects that make your business unlike any other. Our process helps us push beyond average multiples and mediocre deals. We believe in the Art of the Possible.

Our proprietary Approach

Our proprietary Approach

Unlike other firms, ArkMalibu approaches valuation and deal-making with rigor as well as creativity. We not only illuminate your company’s financial potential, we tell your story.

Unlike other firms, ArkMalibu approaches valuation and deal-making with rigor as well as creativity. We not only illuminate your company’s financial potential, we tell your story.

Go-to-Market Plan

01

Prepare the Company for Market:

We develop a comprehensive strategy, assess corporate culture, and evaluate growth potential, appraising the company’s value and recommending approaches to enhance market value.

02

Take the Company to Market:

Our team will create a comprehensive landscape of potential buyers or acquirers for the company. We unlock value for the company and the acquirer by matching strategies and cultures. We connect the principals of sellers and buyers and shepherd the negotiation and due diligence processes.

03

Secure the Optimum Deal:

For most of our clients, achieving “maximum value” typically requires a balancing act across multiple complex goals including: peak transaction value, outcome to stakeholders, deal terms, deal timing, philanthropy, upfront cash, tax efficiency, and estate planning. ArkMalibu helps to navigate the deal process to negotiate and close a transaction that creates maximum value as defined by you.

The Four Boxes

ArkMalibu guides the formulation of your unique value story through our proprietary four boxes approach with specific focus on your company’s corporate culture, operations, clients and financial results and expectations. We perform a thorough analysis to assess how each box impacts your company’s value and how that value can be best communicated to prospective investors or partners.

01

Prepare the Company for Market:

Developing a comprehensive strategy, assessing corporate culture, evaluating growth potential, appraising the company’s value and recommending approaches to enhancing market value.

02

Take the Company to Market:

Our team will create a comprehensive landscape of potential buyers or acquirers for the company. We unlock value for the company and the acquirer by matching strategies and cultures. We connect the principals of sellers and buyers and shepherd the negotiation and due diligence processes.

03

Secure the Optimum Deal:

For most of our clients, achieving “maximum value” typically requires a balancing act across multiple complex goals including: peak transaction value, outcome to stakeholders, deal terms, deal timing, philanthropy, upfront cash, tax efficiency, and estate planning. ArkMalibu helps to navigate the deal process to negotiate and close a transaction that creates maximum value as defined by you.

ArkMalibu guides the formulation of your unique value story through our proprietary Four Boxes Approach with specific focus on your company’s corporate culture, operations, clients and financial results and expectations. We perform a thorough analysis to assess how each box impacts your company’s value and how that value can be best communicated to prospective investors / partners.

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Who we serve

ArkMalibu’s experience spans multiple industries with an aggregate transaction value exceeding $80 billion. We are generalists who maintain a conflict-free market position for our clients.

  • Energy Equipment & Services
  • Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels,
  • Chemicals,
  • Construction Materials,
  • Containers & Packaging,
  • Paper & Forest Products,
  • Aerospace & Defense,
  • Building Products,
  • Construction & Engineering,
  • Electrical Equipment,
  • Machinery,
  • Trading Companies & Distributors,
  • Commercial Services & Supplies
  • Professional Services,
  • Air Freight & Logistics,
  • Marine,
  • Road & Rail,
  • Transportation Infrastructure,
  • Auto Components,
  • Household Durables,
  • Leisure Products,
  • Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods,
  • Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure,
  • Diversified Consumer Services,
  • Internet & Direct Marketing Retail,
  • Specialty Retail,
  • Food & Staples Retailing,
  • Beverages,
  • Food Products,
  • Household Products,
  • Personal Products,
  • Health Care Equipment & Supplies,
  • Health Care Providers & Services,
  • Health Care Technology,
  • Biotechnology,
  • Pharmaceuticals,
  • Life Sciences Tools & Services,
  • Banks,
  • Thrifts & Mortgage Finance,
  • IT Services,
  • Software,
  • Communications Equipment,
  • Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals,
  • Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components,
  • Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment,
  • Diversified Telecommunication Services,
  • Wireless Telecommunication Services,
  • Real Estate Management & Development,

Portfolio

Explore our Selected Portfolio that features a wide range of business transactions to better understand the work we do and the companies we partner with.

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