Investment Banking

FON Corporate Finance (“FON CF”) is a middle-market investment bank that provides objective strategic and financial advice to its broad array of clients in the Aerospace, Defense & Government Industry.  We specialize in providing mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) advice, private capital raising, and other financial advisory services to family-owned businesses, divisions of large corporate parents, and portfolio companies of private equity firms.

The decision to sell, buy, or recapitalize is a pivotal moment for any business and requires a partner you can trust completely. FON CF’s bankers are known for deal-making experience, deep industry insight, and the high quality service when addressing the demands of complex financial and strategic business matters, such as: Recapitalization; Debt restructuring; Business expansion; Liquidity creation; A future business sale; Ownership succession; and Management transition.

Our services are built on comprehensive industry knowledge, extensive transaction experience, senior-level attention to every client engagement, and a real-time understanding of industry-specific value drivers.  By partnering with clients and providing strategic advice through every phase of a company’s development, FON CF is uniquely positioned to support our clients’ long-term success.

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Key Offerings

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FON CF is a leading investment bank with extensive expertise providing strategic advisory services. Our practice focuses on five core offerings: Sell Side Advisory, Buy Side Support, Corporate Divestitures, ESOP, Management & Leveraged Buyouts, and Debt & Equity Recapitalizations. We leverage our considerable knowledge in a wide variety of industries and geographies to identify potential acquirers and acquisition targets. This enables us to complete transactions under favorable terms for our clients.

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Sell Side Advisory

Our sell side advisory services address a wide range of business succession and shareholder liquidity objectives. We understand the complexities involved in selling a company, and work with clients to control the process and mitigate potential risk by providing sound strategy and valuation guidance based on comprehensive research and years of experience spanning hundreds of transactions.

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Buy Side Support

We represent corporations, private equity firms, and investors seeking to acquire middle market companies. We provide a comprehensive, end-to-end service offering. This includes identifying the universe of potential acquisition targets matching clients’ strategic objectives, negotiating with prospective sellers, and quarterbacking the due diligence and transaction closing processes.

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Corporate Divestitures

A divestiture is the sale of subsidiaries, divisions, or assets of companies due to lack of alignment with the parent company’s strategic plan or liquidity needs of the core business. Divestitures are distinctively different from traditional third-party transactions and require an advisory team expert in navigating the intricacies of this unique sales process. Clients rely on our deep experience supporting divestitures to achieve optimal terms and price customized to clients’ interests.

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ESOP, Management & Leveraged Buyouts

We advise clients on the full spectrum of complexities associated with ESOP, management and leveraged buyouts. Our investment bankers objectively and thoroughly approach each stage of the buyout process while working closely with the client’s senior management to guide negotiations and structure deal terms in line with the clients’ financial and strategic goals.

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Debt & Equity Recapitalizations

Our bankers have helped middle market businesses raise equity and debt capital to fund acquisitions, restructurings, recapitalizations, and expansions for more than 30 years. Our clients rely on our financing expertise to help them analyze present and future capital requirements, evaluate their firms’ short term and long -term financing options and leverage its international network of financial resources to negotiate the strongest possible deal terms.


*Some deals executed by senior FON bankers while at their prior firms.

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    This website is intended for general information purposes. This website provides basic information concerning various financial products and services, however none of the information at this site should be interpreted as an offer to sell securities or as investment advice of any kind. Check the background of this Firm and/or investment professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck. Securities are offered through FON Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker/dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC.