In late 2004, Stoneworth Financial began providing corporate development advisory to AR Group, a Houston-based company with 300 employees and affiliates worldwide. Like many middle market companies, they were approached frequently with acquisition offers and investment opportunities; they wanted to make sure that bankable offers and strategic investments both were given proper consideration.
Over the ensuing five years, Stoneworth Financial assisted the company in completing several investments, acquisitions, and divestitures, culminating in the sale to Rockwell Collins. During the period, the company added significant franchise value, clarified its value proposition and strengthened its competitive advantage. Stoneworth Financial worked hand in hand with other company key advisors, including Haynes and Boone (quote below) and Fitts, Roberts, to ensure optimal deal structure and execution.
Arthur Nathan, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP – “We have worked with [Stoneworth] for several years in connection with some joint clients. [They] are first rate. They are always thorough, knowledgeable, well prepared, insightful, helpful and team oriented. They are a pleasure to work with.” September 22, 2008