Successfully completing the sale of a company can be challenging and emotional in any circumstance, and particularly so when the shareholders have been business partners for over four decades. CMM recently closed the multimillion-dollar sale of a Long Island-based manufacturing company that has supplied its products to other manufacturers and businesses across the globe since the early 1980s, helping the shareholders navigate a host of legal, business, and personal considerations.

The sale was to a private equity group with aligned business interests. As part of the deal, it was important to our client that the buyer retain the company’s 30-person strong workforce, including its Chief Operating Officer, who has worked her way up in the company for over a decade. The arrangement also included a lease back of the property where the business has operated for decades. CMM’s Christine Malafi negotiated the deal, with critical support from Marc Saracino and Zachary Mike. Several issues which arose after the deal was underway threatened the closing, but CMM pushed through the challenges and delays to bring the deal to closure. Alan Sasserath, Managing Partner of Sasserath and Co., was an integral part of the team with respect to deal structure and tax advice. 

The client was elated with CMM’s efforts, sharing that our team was “an absolute pleasure to work with.” We look forward to assisting the client over the next several years as they wind-down on business and learn to be landlords to the buyer. 

This transaction showcased CMM’s depth of knowledge in the M&A seller-side and manufacturing space. Learn more about how CMM helps our clients receive the most value for their business.