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Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures

PVC provides a wide array of advisory services to both acquirers and sellers of publicly and privately-held education and human capital businesses. Our understanding of the various sectors of the industry enables us to realize the potential value of strategic alliances for buyers and sellers. Our extensive experience, as well as our knowledge of the M&A market, aids sellers in securing optimal terms for their businesses and assists acquirers through the development of successful acquisition strategies and rigorous valuation techniques.

Private Equity Financings

PVC works with clients to create financing packages that meet clients' objectives and are acceptable to institutional and corporate investors. With our clients, we develop Confidential Information Memorandums/Presentations about their businesses and approach our extensive contacts in both the private equity and corporate marketplaces.

Private Placements of Debt

PVC assists clients in securing both senior and subordinated debt to satisfy their capital requirements. Private debt financings are typically arranged through commercial banks, insurance and business credit companies, mezzanine funds, and pension funds.

Management Buyouts

As strong advocates of owner/managers, we assist non-owner management teams of publicly and privately-held companies in purchasing the businesses or divisions they are managing. We utilize our extensive network of contacts in the private equity and debt markets to secure the outside capital required to complete buyout transactions.

Restructuring, Valuation, Fairness Opinions, & Financial Advisory Services

We advise our clients on financial and strategic planning, valuation, capital structure, dividend policy, takeover defense, share repurchase, and distressed situations. We provide fairness opinions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and going private transactions. Our objective, quantitatively-supported financial analyses assists clients in understanding their strengths and weaknesses. We also work with management teams in reorganizing capital structures to meet the strategic needs of their businesses.

Independent School/Non-Profit Consulting

PVC provides independent schools and non-profit organizations with advisory services, including strategic plan review, business practice analysis, and financial restructuring.