M.M. Dillon offers senior investment banking and industry sector talent to client transactions with objectivity, insight and unsurpassed service. Our firm navigates the complexity of executing these client transactions based on four primary beacons described below.
ABOUT MM DILLON AND OUR PARTNERS
THE FOUR DILLON DEAL NAVIGATION BEACONS
MM Dillon partners consist of leaders in M&A, Capital Markets, Research and Restructuring practices from firms such as SG Warburg, Goldman Sachs, CS, Greenhill, Citi, Smith Barney, Dillon Read, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, BofA, UBS, PaineWebber, Kidder Peabody, Chanin and others. We are widely regarded as experts in our fields, having advised clients through hundreds of transactions across the full spectrum of IB products and deals not just one sub-sector.
operating c-suite knowledge
We, unlike our competitors large and small, consist of partners that have true hands on operating experience in our focus sectors that includes: CEO, CFO, COO and lead board positions. Our ten partners have over two dozen C-Suite positions between them supplemented by over three dozen critical board roles. This operating knowledge allows us a unique perspective in advising our clients and closing transactions.
We are all invested in our clients, holding equity positions in a majority of our clients along side them as principals focused upon long term value. Additionally, we have raised and have run multiple private equity funds giving us the contacts and judgment that comes with this principal investing activity.
Breadth of Contacts
spectrum of relationships
We have the unusual position of having deep corporate relationships along with our homeland hedge funds, the broader private equity community, the venture funds and the public markets. We supplement this broad corporate and institutional investor reach with the high net worth and family office contacts of Brookline Capital Markets. This full spectrum of key investor relationships combined with senior healthcare and technology industry contacts allows us to mix and match horses for courses in each assignment and understand the drivers of decision making at each participant.
Over 130 plus closed transactions completed for clients across the full spectrum of investment banking products raising over $3.5 billion and advising on over $4 billion in deals. Below are included a limited selection of transaction tombstones completed for our clients. More detail on these deals are provided in the media section tab and in our corporate presentation that can be downloaded below.
The Dillon Team
Our team of senior bankers is widely regarded as one of the most experienced in our focused sectors of healthcare and technology investment banking.
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Dillon Transaction Summaries
M.M. DILLON & CO SERVES AS A FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO CARDAX IN ITS EXCHANGE OFFER FOR WARRANTS AND CONVERSION TO COMMON STOCK
M.M. DILLON & CO SERVES AS A FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO WINDSTREAM COMMUNICATIONS IN ITS SPIN OFF OF UNITI AND RELATED EXCHANGE OFFER FOR DEBT
M.M DILLON & CO SERVES AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO CAREDX INC IN ITS ACQUISITION OF ALLENEX AB
M.M DILLON & CO SERVES AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO POLARIOD IN BANKRUPTCY
M.M DILLON & CO SERVES AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO CONTRAFECT CORPORATION IN ITS UNDERWRITTEN PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK AND WARRANTS
M.M DILLON & CO SERVES AS SOLE FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO QUANTASOL IN ITS ACQUISITION BY JDSU
M.M DILLON & CO SERVES AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO INOVIO IN THE SPIN OFF OF GENEOS THERAPEUTICS, INC
M.M. DILLON & CO. ADVISES MOLECULAR INSIGHT CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY
M.M. DILLON & CO. SERVES AS PRIVATE PLACEMENT AGENT IN CELL THERAPEUTICS, INC COVERTIBLE NOTE FINANCING
M.M DILLON & CO SERVES AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO MINORITY SHAREHOLDERS OF TEXAS SPINE & JOINT HOSPITAL IN JOINT VENTURE WITH UNITED SURGICAL PARTNERS
Dillon Transaction Capabilities
We partner at Dillon with our clients to achieve long term value optimization, providing strategic mergers & acquisitions advice and execution, distributed capital financing services, corporate partnering, expert witness advisory and restructuring advisory services. We leverage our partners extensive market and corporate experience to navigate through complexity and deliver superior client outcomes.
At M.M. Dillon & Co., we offer outstanding capital raising and advisory services led by 30 plus years experienced partners across all forms of securities. By leveraging our direct relationships with trading firms, we also offer our clients unique execution in the capital markets. M.M. Dillon & Co.’s professionals provide clients with focused, customized solutions for capital structure and strategic needs by tapping into our base of extensive industry and execution knowledge.
M.M. Dillon & Co.’s experienced bankers serve as advisors in growth and middle-market transactions. With an average of over 30 years at major Wall Street firms, M.M. Dillon & Co.’s senior bankers leverage their extensive M&A and restructuring backgrounds to ensure a consistent flow of sound advice. Our professionals advise their valued clients on M&A and financial restructuring possibilities and provide fairness opinions, solvency opinions, expert witness and general advisory services.
Senior Level Commitment to Growth and Middle-Market Deals. M.M. Dillon & Co.’s strategy is to provide high-quality, seasoned advice to growth and middle-market clients. In an era in which major commercial and investment banks leverage junior professionals for smaller assignments, we believe that all of our clients are entitled to knowledgeable advice from experienced senior professionals.
Commitment to Our Clients
The other key element to M.M. Dillon & Co.’s advisory strategy is our commitment to developing long-term relationships with growth and middle-market clients and their key investors. In an increasingly transaction-oriented M&A market, M.M. Dillon & Co.’s goal is to develop strong relationships that generate repeat assignments.
Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
M.M. Dillon & Co.’s seasoned M&A bankers provide clients with advice related to buy-side, sell-side, joint venture, strategic investors and shareholder rights plans transactions. Our goal is to become a trusted advisor sought by management and shareholders to assist companies in reviewing, defining and implementing strategic alternatives, whether that includes divestiture, sale, acquisition, joint venture, takeover defense or basic pursuit of an internal business plan.
M.M. Dillon & Co.’s restructuring team provides financial advisory services with a capital markets perspective to its clients. M.M. Dillon & Co.’s bankers have a wide array of restructuring experience, including advising companies, boards of directors, and equity and debt holders on various alternatives, as well as providing opinions of solvency and refinancing options. Our restructuring bankers have over 55 years of experience and have restructured over $100 billion of debt. The following provides a list of services that M.M. Dillon & Co.’s restructuring clients have access to:
Distressed capital raising
Distressed asset sales
Fairness and solvency opinions
M.M. Dillon & Co’s bankers assist our middle-market and entrepreneurial clients by providing structuring, pricing and execution capabilities in connection with equity and debt offerings. By tapping into an extensive investor base comprised of large hedge funds and leading private equity firms, our professionals strive to provide clients with the most competitive deal terms possible.
M.M. Dillon & Co.’s private placement capabilities include raising a broad range of equity and debt financing across a company’s full life cycle. Our expertise is supported by deep investor relationships and significant transaction successes across this full spectrum.
M.M. Dillon & Co.’s private placement advisory services are characterized by active involvement from a senior level banking team, including both capital raising and industry sector professionals.
Equity & Debt Financing
M.M. Dillon & Co. has expertise placing the full spectrum of debt and equity products to provide clients with timely, creative and financially sound capital solutions. Our bankers tap into the capital markets to facilitate placement of investment-grade, convertible and subordinated debt, PIPEs, structured debt, minority investments, follow-on and secondary equity offerings and IPOs.
The predecessor of M.M. Dillon & Co. was CRT Investment Banking, which was formed in 2004 by a group of senior Wall Street executives to complement the existing sales, trading and research business of CRT Capital Group. CRT Capital had developed into one of the dominate trading partners for hedge funds and private equity handling over institutional 1,600 accounts. This investment banking startup within CRT Capital Group grew into an integrated corporate finance and M&A advisory business unit originating and executing almost 100 transactions across the full spectrum of industries. CRT Investment Banking functioned as a key part of CRT Capital Group until January 2009 at which time the investment banking partners funded a management buyout of the investment banking business post the trading disruptions of 2008.
The business plan since the independent formation of CRT Investment Banking was to create a successful spin off that was seamless in its transition to our clients. The initial step in the plan was to maintain a common name with its distribution partner, CRT Capital Group. With this milestone achieved, the partners of CRT Investment Banking changed the name of the firm to M.M. Dillon & Co. in November 2010 but continued the same client focused plan.