Carter Morse & Goodrich and de Visscher & Company Combine M&A Practices

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January 1, 2019

Carter Morse & Goodrich (“CMG”) is pleased to announce that de Visscher & Company has combined its M&A, capital raising and Transaction Advisory practice with CMG’s practice. The combination adds two experienced bankers to the CMG team and will further enhance CMG’s capabilities with family-held businesses. Clients of both firms will benefit from CMG’s additional scale, deeper international relationships, collective knowledge of targeted industries and proven transaction execution success.

Michael Carter, CMG Managing Partner, commented, “Since the founding of our firms more than a quarter century ago, we have enjoyed a mutual respect for each other, and share a hands-on approach to serving our clients while bringing dedication and passion to every client engagement. Over the years, both of our firms have built very similar cultures of teamwork, authenticity and client dedication. This combination of two of Connecticut’s premier investment banking firms is a major milestone in the development of CMG as the region’s leader in middle market M&A for closely-held and family-owned businesses.”

Concurrently, Francois de Visscher joins the CMG team as a Senior Advisor and will continue to focus on advising families and family offices on strategic issues. Additionally, Terence Hannafin, who has been with de Visscher & Co. since 2007, joins the CMG team as a Managing Director focusing on M&A and capital raises.

Ramsey Goodrich, Managing Partner, commented “We are excited about adding Terry and Francois to our team and bringing their expertise and capabilities to our clients. Both of our firms appreciate the unique dynamics of closely-held and family businesses and the importance of their legacies. While CMG has always represented family businesses, this merger enables us to deepen our expertise and reputation in this important, yet underserved segment of the market.”

Francois de Visscher, President of de Visscher & Co., commented “We are excited about this new partnership which brings together two exceptional companies that share a common client centric philosophy and dedication. The combination of de Visscher’s focus on advising families and family offices and CMG’s transaction execution expertise will enable both of our firms to deliver even more value to our clients.”

We look forward to discussing this exciting transaction and how it will help enhance our capabilities.

About de Visscher & Co.

Founded in 1990, de Visscher & Co., based in New Canaan, Connecticut is a preeminent independent financial advisor to family businesses, family offices and closely-held businesses. de Visscher & Company has advised over 300 family companies and family offices worldwide on issues of strategic and equity transactions, shareholder and family liquidity as well as corporate governance issues.

About Carter Morse & Goodrich:

Located in Southport, Connecticut, Carter Morse & Goodrich is a boutique M&A advisory firm specialized in advising closely-held and family businesses valued between $20 million and $200 million.

While CMG provides a full range of investment banking services such as business sales and divestitures, equity and debt capital raises, acquisition services and pre-transaction advisory services, our primary focus is representing sellers who are pursuing their once-in-a-lifetime M&A transactions.

CMG specializes in helping owners of leading companies in unique and niche markets plan, prepare, execute, and close successful transactions that maximize shareholder value. We fully understand and appreciate the unique dynamics of closely-held and family businesses and the importance of their legacies.

For more than 30 years, the combination of our hands-on approach, senior banker attention, strategic guidance, seamless transaction execution and extensive network of domestic and international resources has enabled us to become a trusted advisor to hundreds of business owners.

We invite you talk with us and learn how we can help you. For more information, please visit us online at:

CMG's Broker/Dealer affiliate, Carter Capital Corporation, is a FINRA member firm registered with the SEC and SIPC.

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