Since our founding in 2002, Miller Buckfire has become a recognized leader in investment banking, focused on corporate restructuring.
Miller Buckfire’s Investment Banking practice brings together our core capabilities in strategic advisory, restructurings and recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions and creditor advisory to structure and effect transactions crucial for enhancing value. In today’s business environment, Miller Buckfire’s investment banking practice provides a clear strategic path to enable our clients to realize their operational and financial objectives.
Objective advice and sound execution are the foundation of Miller Buckfire’s Investment Banking practice and reflect the success of our clients over the years in completing complex and value-enhancing transactions.
Miller Buckfire’s Corporate Advisory practice aims to assist companies in maximizing enterprise value through solutions that bring together operational planning, long-term business strategy and capital structure. Miller Buckfire professionals have developed transformational transactions across a variety of industries which have led to the creation of significant value for our clients. At the core of our Corporate Advisory practice is the ability to gain an in-depth knowledge of our client’s strategies and objectively establish a recommended path to ensuring the financial flexibility necessary for success.
Restructuring and Recapitalization
Miller Buckfire is distinguished for its extensive track record in providing advice in complex restructuring and recapitalization transactions. Miller Buckfire has represented companies, creditors, equity holders, acquirers and other key stakeholders on many of the largest and most complex transactions in history. Due to this wide-ranging experience, our professionals have immediate credibility with all interested parties, advancing negotiations to the higher level needed for a quick and balanced resolution of the issues.
In particular, Miller Buckfire assists clients in a number of critical areas, including: (i) renegotiating credit facilities, (i) obtaining covenant waivers/amendments, (iii) consummating exchange/tender offers and consent solicitations, (iv) raising capital (bank loans, second lien deals, “rescue” financings, high yield, mezzanine loans, private equity and strategic investments), (v) pre-packaged/pre-arranged Chapter 11 cases, (vi) traditional restructurings under Chapter 11, (vii) selling non-core assets or entire companies, (viii) effectuating cross-border/international restructurings, and (ix) providing expert valuation and related testimony.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Miller Buckfire serves target companies, special board committees, selling shareholders and acquirers in providing unsurpassed advice in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Our professionals bring decades of experience to clients, having advised on merger, acquisition and sale transactions valued at over $16 billion.
On sell-side advisory assignments, Miller Buckfire designs and manages the sale process, assists in negotiations and provides impartial and objective advice throughout the transaction. In representing acquiring companies, we utilize in-depth tax and legal experience to help clients maximize value through innovative deal structuring. In addition, Miller Buckfire provides advice to independent members of Boards of Directors and significant shareholders who want to become better informed about merger transactions involving the businesses that they are charged with overseeing by monitoring performance, reviewing corporate strategy, evaluating major transactions and managing corporate crises.
Miller Buckfire frequently represents creditors in transactions that necessitate a comprehensive understanding of the transaction’s implications on a company’s business and superior negotiating tact to ensure an outcome that is advantageous to creditors. When our clients are creditors, we strive to know the company’s business as well as the company.
In representing creditor groups in restructuring transactions, our extensive background representing distressed companies enables us to advise creditors about the reasonableness of a debtor’s business plan, and if necessary, step in and run the company’s sale or financing process. Miller Buckfire’s reputation as knowledgeable and tough negotiators ensures the position of our client is well-represented and vigorously upheld.
The rebound from the global recession has impacted the operational and financial planning of companies and their stakeholders, creating the need to adjust strategies to ensure the maximization of shareholder value. Miller Buckfire brings strong sector expertise to its clients based on our proven track record in executing transactions that bring together multiple strategic objectives. We deliver a unique and objective perspective on a company’s strategic course and provide a structured path that will enable management to successfully execute their long-term business plan and maximize value.
As a Stifel Company, Miller Buckfire provides our clients with increased perspective on their industries through Stifel’s dedicated industry coverage and equity research platform. Stifel’s research-driven, industry-specialist approach to sector coverage fully complements Miller Buckfire’s strategic approach and ensures that all strategic transaction alternatives are fully evaluated.