International Merger & Acquisition Consulting
The Lockhart Group is a Dayton, Ohio based investment banking boutique specializing in mergers and acquisitions of privately held companies in North America and beyond. Our focus is on creating value for our sell-side and buy-side clients that goes beyond the numbers. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your confidential needs in private. Call us at 937-898-2438.
For over 30 years, LGI has helped private companies to achieve the maximum value for their business. The company has provided investment banking services to numerous companies in North America to Asia, from capital raising to merger and acquisition services to consulting on value generation.
Chris Lockhart, President, has been outspoken in his desire to do what is best for clients. The LGI approach has been to dig deeper into the intrinsic and extrinsic values of a business, to focus on the value drivers and key attributes that will create long-term value for both buyers and sellers.
Chris is the Founder of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and former President. He has management experience in both small company and Fortune 500 environments and currently sits on the Board of three privately held businesses. Chris was an early innovator in the Internet revolution, having undertaken the first study back in 1983 on how marketers could leverage interactive networks. He is experienced in international markets and earned an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. He also holds two degrees from Michigan State where he competed in three national championship finals for the Spartans.
Latest LGI Opportunities:
FOR SALE: Manufacturer of decorative accessories to the private jet market. The company created the industry and now has significant growth opportunities. The COVID pandemic hurt sales in 2020, but the company remained profitable and the industry they served is growing as a result. Historical EBITDA is in the $2-$3 million range.
Profitable manufacturer of machines for the medical device industry. The company is considered the "Gold Standard" in its niche. EBITDA $1.4 million earned in 2019 with no sales force and very little marketing. Most of the top device manufacturers in this niche are customers and strong growth opportunities do exist. (Sold to Arcline/Syneo December 2020)
Consumer electronics company with unique patented and branded product that appeals to a desirous demographic group. Growth opportunities into new channels and with new product lines--needs strong, better capitalized owner. (Sold to Case-Mate August 2019)
Well-respected food ingredients company is selling off a profitable product line serving the bakery market. (Sold to Chef Master 2019 )
A 70-year old line of food ingredients, with strong profitability and long-term supply and customer bases, is for sale. (SOLD to Naturex)