A structural change opens up a new world of possibilities for clients of Barnes Dennig’s award winning mergers & acquisitions practice. Effective June 15, 2021, Barnes Dennig will spin off the practice, led by industry game-changer Dino Lucarelli, into an independent business unit. The move eliminates restrictions that have been handcuffing some of the firm’s mergers & acquisitions clients, who were not able to utilize all of the firm’s services due to existing relationships.

“It’s a win-win,” says Barnes Dennig Managing Director Jay Rammes.  “We’re a full-service firm, and once we start working with clients, they typically want us to do more and more for them as they see the level and quality of service we provide. As we took a closer look at the way our mergers & acquisitions practice was structured, we realized we were limiting the possibilities for some of our clients. And we wanted to address that.”

Rammes and Transaction Advisory Services practice leader Dino Lucarelli put their heads together, and quickly lit on a strategic solution that creates a win-win: spin off the Transaction Advisory Services practice into a separate business unit. “It’s the best of both worlds,” says Lucarelli. “It eliminates the restrictions, so our team is able to work with a wider range of clients and provide them with the full suite of services they need to make the most of every opportunity. And it creates more opportunity for both sides of the business.”

The new business unit will operate under the name Capital Tactics, Inc. Though functioning as a separate business unit, Capital Tactics remains very much a part of the Barnes Dennig family, working together to make clients’ lives easier.

“We’ll continue to explore new ways to make mergers & acquisitions more accessible for prospective business buyers and sellers,” says Rammes. “The M&A master class we offered with Dino last fall opened new doors and gave attendees a chance to understand the overall deal process – from deal structures through valuation and financing to transition. It was a tremendous success. And there’s a whole world of new ideas and possibilities for things we can offer our clients under this new structure.”

If you’d like to learn more about the new structure or are interested in buying or selling a business, business valuation, or related topics, get in touch. We’re here to help.