FMI Capital Advisors is pleased to announce the transfer of ownership of Hunter-Davisson, Inc. (“Hunter-Davisson”) to company employees via the Hunter-Davisson, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). On July 31, 2020, Hunter-Davisson became 100% employee-owned. FMI Capital Advisors was the exclusive financial advisor to Hunter-Davisson for this transaction.
Jeff Davisson, President of Hunter-Davisson, said, “Our company culture aligns perfectly with our decision to become an ESOP. In addition to enhancing our growth potential, this transaction provides our employee-owners with an ongoing financial interest in the business and rewards them for the invaluable contributions they have made toward our success. FMI Capital Advisors played a key role throughout, presenting us with a clear picture of our succession options, supporting our decision to go the ESOP route, and guiding us expertly through an efficient process even given the challenges of today’s business environment.”
Added Matthew Drake, Managing Director at FMI Capital Advisors, “My colleague Ryan Foley and I couldn’t have asked for a client more dedicated to their core values. Hunter-Davisson leaders put their employees first, and we were honored to act as advisors for this transaction.”
FMI Capital Advisors has an extensive mergers and acquisitions track record across the United States and internationally. The firm has closed more than 750 transactions over its history, with dozens of industry-specific professionals currently serving clients.
Founded in 1965, Hunter-Davisson is a leading full-service heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (“HVACR”) contractor serving the Pacific Northwest. The company designs, installs, and maintains customized HVACR systems for high-rise office towers, corporate complexes, multi-family residences, senior living communities, and facilities housing companies in a wide array of industries, including technology and health care. For more information, visit hunterdavisson.com
About FMI Capital Advisors
FMI Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of FMI Corporation, is a leading investment banking firm dedicated to the Built Environment. With more than 750 completed M&A transactions, our industry focus enables us to maximize value for our clients through our deep market knowledge, strong technical expertise and an unparalleled network of industry relationships.
FMI Capital Advisors’ Contractor and Construction Services practice brings expert M&A advisory services to specialty trade, heavy civil, industrial, and general contractors in the middle market.
FMI’s ESOP Advisory practice brings a unique combination of M&A and ESOP expertise that provides our clients with a clear understanding of each alternative to ensure that they are making a fully informed decision.
For more information, visit www.fminet.com/investment-banking.
FMI Capital Advisors Contacts
Matthew Drake, Managing Director
Ryan Foley, Managing Director