This transaction completed the succession plan for Jeanette Armbrust who founded the business with her husband Mark in 2001. Jeanette will continue to assist with Ohio, but also take a key role in Skyline’s west coast operations in Los Angeles. GBQ’s Transaction Advisory practice provided consulting and due diligence support, while Footprint Capital acted as investment banker leading the sell-side process.
About Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio
Skyline Central Ohio was founded in August of 2001 as a new dealer for Skyline Exhibits. Skyline Central Ohio provides for the custom design, production and manufacturing of trade show and event exhibits ranging from table top and portable displays to modular inline and large-scale island exhibits. The Company’s clients are based mainly in Central Ohio, with a smaller number out of Dayton and Southern Ohio. Skyline Central Ohio consistently ranks in the top of 5 out of 128 dealers and employs two of the top 15 account executives. For more information visit: https://www.skyline.com/exhibits-columbus-dayton.
About Skyline Exhibits
Skyline Exhibits began business in 1980 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburb of Burnsville, Minnesota. At the time, the company consisted of its founder and a K-car. Today, Skyline is a global leader in the exhibit industry with over 100 dealers, representation in 30 countries and has served well over 100,000 clients. For more information visit: www.skyline.com.
About Invision Capital
Invision Capital, a middle market private equity firm providing “Flexible Capital” to facilitate buyouts, recapitalizations and growth investments in manufacturing, distribution and service companies. Invision Capital seeks to invest between $2 million to $15 million per investment. Targeted companies generally have between $5 million and $200 million in revenues and between $2 million and $15 million in EBITDA. Invision Capital’s “Flexible Capital” strategy allows the firm to invest across a broad spectrum of capital needs depending on where a business is in its life cycle. For more information visit: http://invcg.com/.
About GBQ TAS
GBQ’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) team has the broad expertise and years of experience to ensure success in all aspects of transactions: liquidity options, tax structuring, valuation, due diligence, profitable growth and much more. We leverage the strength of the entire GBQ team as well as the transaction professionals at BDO via our independent alliance with BDO Alliance USA. This combination allows us to offer consultative depth unmatched in central Ohio. For more information visit: www.gbq.com.
About Footprint Capital
Footprint Capital, a boutique investment banking firm focused on providing guidance to owners and managers of privately held companies in the middle market. Footprint’s services include buy- and sell-side advisory, ownership transition planning, strategic management consulting, and other corporate finance services. For more information visit: www.footprintcapital.com.