Caber Hill Advisors is proud to announce that Maria G. Melone has joined the firm as Managing Director on the firm’s healthcare team with a primary responsibility to co-lead M&A activities in the dental industry. Over the past decade, Maria has become one of the most successful and highly respected sell-side advisors to group dentistry practices.  Maria joins alongside another industry veteran and Caber Hill Managing Director, Kurt Harvey. 

Maria received her CPA license in 1998 and began her career at KPMG, LLP in Boston, working primarily with clients in the Healthcare/Life Science sector. She then worked in corporate development for American Dental Partners, Inc where she was involved in nearly 100 transactions, ranging in size from $50,000 to $90 million. During the last half of her tenure, she was director of her department and was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the acquisition process.

In 2012, Maria co-founded MORR Dental Transitions to assist individual dentists and dental groups with all aspects of transitions, sharing her inside knowledge of how DSOs operate with small and middle market practices. 

Chicago, August 12, 2020 – Caber Hill Advisors, a Chicago-based provider of M&A Advisory and Valuation services, has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine. Caber Hill’s 631 percent revenue growth over the last three years earned it the No. 753 ranking on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. We have a small but dedicated team and it’s a testament to them – and our loyal clients who believe in them – that we achieved this feat.” – says Craig Castelli, CEO of Caber Hill Advisors. 

By David Ogurek, CVA

When this unforeseen global pandemic began a few months ago, countless questions swirled inside the heads of many business owners, beginning with “What do I do now?”. Others followed like, “How will I pay my bills?” or “What will happen to my employees?”. Fortunately, several programs were created to help business owners answer those questions. As plans begin across the country to reopen many businesses, more questions will arise like, “How will I get my business back to where it was before?”, and, more importantly, “What is my business worth now?”.

Unfortunately, for many business owners, their company will be worth less than it was just a few months ago. While a lower fair market value may affect the potential sale of a business to an outside buyer, there can be a significant benefit to a reduced fair market value: lower gift taxes when transferring interest in a business to a family member.

Caber Hill's Craig Castelli and Kurt Harvey joined Maria Melone of MORR Dental Transitions in a one-hour Valuation Happy Hour to discuss the future outlook for dental practice capital markets activity, M&A, and valuation in the post-Covid environment. 

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April 20, 2020

For Immediate Release

Caber Hill Advisors announced today that it advised Armstrong Building Maintenance (Armstrong) on its recapitalization with Revolent Capital Solutions. Caber Hill acted as the exclusive advisor to Armstrong Building Maintenance in the transaction. 

Based in Honolulu, HI, Armstrong offers janitorial and facility services to commercial clients across various industries, including education, medical, hospitals, office, retail, shopping malls, and financial institutions.

Bryson Raver, Managing Partner of Revolent Capital Solutions based out of Tampa, FL commented, “For over forty years, Armstrong Building Maintenance has consistently provided service to recognizable corporations and institutions across the  great state of Hawaii.

April 4, 2020

The federal stimulus for small businesses, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, went live yesterday. But not much happened.

Most banks are still figuring out how to roll out these loans as the guidance from the federal government came in late Thursday, April 2, and still lacks clarity. Many are collecting information from interested customers with plans to contact them directly as soon as they are ready.

Here is what we recommend:

  1. If you haven't already contacted your banker, do so now. Many banks will take a "first in, first out" approach to approving applications so make sure that you inform your banker of your interest and complete any forms they request.
  2. If you haven't done so already, calculate your average monthly payroll for 2019.

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