Bowers Capital Advisors Services

Bowers Capital Advisors combines Bowers CPAs & Advisors unmatched knowledge of the Short Line Railroad industry with a proven track record of strategic Merger & Acquisition and investment banking experiences. The result is a trusted, experienced partner with expertise in:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Including the purchase and sale of companies, divisions, and business units

Buy/Sell Side Diligence

  • Including non-strategic options studies, due diligence reviews and capital structure analysis

Investment Banking

  • We help you navigate the restructuring process and accelerate change

Mergers & Acquisitions

Looking to Buy?

Bowers Capital Advisors provides advisory services that help companies and investors pursue accretive acquisition-led growth strategies. We assist each client in defining the key attributes of ideal acquisition prospects that add the most value. Using this criterion, we exhaustively search trade show lists and buyer’s guides, perform extensive internet research, screen proprietary databases, examine trade association rosters and reach out to our network of industry professionals to identify potential candidates that meet our goals.

After presenting the potential acquisition list to our client for their approval, we work tirelessly through a thoughtful and persistent mailing, calling, and emailing campaign to reach each decision-maker and explore their interest in a sale to our client. In addition to identifying and screening candidates, we assist our clients in analyzing financial and operating performance, preparing detailed valuation analyses, managing due diligence, and structuring & negotiating each buy-side transaction.

Typical Buy Side Process

Looking to Sell?

We know how to maximize your benefits.

Our professionals keenly understand that the sale of a business is one of the most important decisions an owner can make for them, their families, their employees, and their customers. For maximum benefits, we advise companies and investors on after-tax sale proceeds, assist each client to understand the value of their business and how to highlight to the potential buyer cost savings, cross-selling opportunities, growth prospects and barriers to entry.

We work collaboratively with our clients to present adjusted historical results and prepare forward-looking projections. Keeping in mind the current market conditions including public stock prices, financing availability, and overall economic conditions and outlook, we carefully assess the timing of the sale as well.

To make it easier for the buyer, we draft a comprehensive and legible information memorandum that explains the past but sells the future. We scrutinize potential buyers to ensure the proper selection of financial and strategic partners, including less obvious candidates that may only be identified based on a thorough understanding of potential synergies and value-drivers. As expert negotiators, we remain focused on the critical elements of a deal and utilize a tax-efficient transaction structure.

Typical Sell Side Process

Buy/Sell Side Diligence

Bowers Capital Advisors advises companies, investors, and creditors on maximizing value in turnaround, distressed, and bankruptcy situations. We provide specialized financial and strategic advice to companies, creditors, and stakeholders in distressed situations, and leverage our significant experience to analyze transactions from the perspectives of all constituents to deliver innovative, practical solutions that maximize value for the benefit of our clients.

We have a strong knowledge of the restructuring process and understand what levels are available to maximize our position in negotiations with adverse parties. We are strong client advocates and possess expert negotiating skills.

Investment Banking

Bowers Capital Advisors advises companies and investors on all aspects of capital allocation, debt and equity raises, and structure, as well as capital markets activity. Creative sourcing of capital is central to our work, and we have a strong track record of raising financing for our clients, across the entire capital structure, largely because of our ability to properly understand, position and market clients to the appropriate sub-set of our broad network of capital providers, with whom we have extensive relationships at the highest levels.

We have successfully raised debt and equity capital from high-net-worth individuals, family offices, venture capital firms, commercial banks, hedge funds, business development companies, proprietary lending desks, private equity, endowments, insurance funds, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

  • Tom Waddle, President
    "When we decided to sell our Company, we turned to Bowers for assistance with the process. Their advice and counsel went above and beyond our expectations. They advocated for us in so many ways, even generating additional proceeds as well as tremendous tax savings. we will be forever thankful for their efforts."
    Tom Waddle, President
    Fastrac Markets
  • John Dwyer, President
    "For many years, Bowers CPAs & Advisors have done our financial statements and tax returns, always on time, complete, and cost effective as well. So, when it came to succession planning, we turned to Bowers, and they really performed for us - sourcing multiple good candidates, and ultimately a very suitable partner for us ... all aspects performed professionally and confidentially. We can't recommend them highly enough."
    John Dwyer, President
    Syracuse Glass Company, Inc.
  • Bob Brotzki, CEO
    “Mike and Carl helped guide us through the process of our management acquisition and provided value add service in every facet of the transaction. Also, when it came to finding a financial partner for our business, we turned to them once again. They were consultants, as well as tax and audit CPAs, and added tremendous value to the process.”
    Bob Brotzki, CEO
    Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc.

Get in touch with us.

We are here when you need us and even when you don’t. Our clients’ success is our success. Do you want to learn more about our team and how we can help you? Simply call or submit your information below to schedule a free consultation.