News

May 2020
Chartwell is pleased to announce RESPEC, Inc.’s acquisition of PDC Inc. Engineers. The transaction brings together two 100% ESOP-owned companies with over 110 years of industry experience and combined revenue of $80M. Chartwell acted as exclusive financial advisor to RESPEC throughout the transaction.
May 2020
Chartwell is pleased to announce the sale of NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services, LLC to Obsidian Group Holdings, LLC, parent company of Universal Engineering Services, LLC and GFA International, Inc. Chartwell acted as NOVA’s exclusive financial advisor throughout the transaction providing comprehensive, unbiased counsel to the shareholders on the sale of the company.
April 2020
Managing Directors Chris Staloch and Matt Keene authored two chapters in the National Center For Employee Ownership's sixth edition (2020) of Executive and Director Compensation in ESOP Companies.
April 2020
Many of our clients are seeking to gain an understanding of how prevailing economic and market conditions impact their valuation, repurchase obligation, access to credit, financial covenants, synthetic equity plans, and overall capital structure. What immediate actions can be taken to preserve cash and stabilize your company over the next several months? Our team has put together comments on a few key capital structure discussions to help guide your thinking around cash flow planning, capital structure, and balance sheet management.
April 2020
Amidst COVID-19, we are all trying to determine and assess the short- and long-term damage on businesses, the economy, and the capital markets. While we don’t pretend to have answers better than others, we would like to share our thoughts on the impact of the virus on M&A transactions.

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