First Principle, Inc. is a full service mergers and acquisitions advisory firm, specializing in lower middle-market companies with revenues between $5 million to $50 million. Our clients are typically too big for a business broker, but too small for an investment bank.
Whether your objective is retirement, a partnership buyout, or an infusion of capital, we are accomplished at finding suitable investors and buyers. Although our core focus is Sell-side representation, we have a very active Buy-side practice. We represent individuals, partnerships, corporations, and private equity (PE) in their efforts to acquire middle market companies. For Buy-side representation, we have worked for clients as diverse as Fortune-500 companies looking to make a strategic acquisition, to individuals using commercial financing, to a leveraged-buyout of a middle market company. We are also experienced with helping foreign nationals find companies that are compliant with E2 and EB5 visa programs.
Our primary geographic focus is Santa Barbara Country, Ventura County, and San Luis Obispo County, but are regularly engaged throughout Southern California. Our firm has experience working across several industries, including defense, aerospace, energy, high tech, telecom, media/entertainment, transportation, healthcare and retail. For buy-side representation, we conduct nationwide targeted searches across all industry types. When working on sell-side engagements in Northern California or out-of-state, we generally limit ourselves to defense, aerospace, wholesale distribution, retail, or professional service industries.
- Sell-side representation
- Buy-side representation
- Equity, recapitalization, A-Z round funding Debt, leveraged buyouts (LBO), mezzanine financing
- Business valuations
- Exit planning
- Due diligence support
- Extensive ties to Private Equity and Investment Banks
- Unrivaled quantitative and analytic skills
- Uniquely positioned to deal with transactions that include real property
- Due diligence and closing deals