Offering sophisticated counsel, extensive capital raising expertise, and a broad range of transactional connections, Traversi & Company provides to small and middle-market companies with revenues of between $5 million and $500 million:
The principal of Traversi & Company has over 30 years of investment banking and corporate advisory experience, managing hundreds of equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions, divestures, and restructurings totaling nearly $10 billion, investing in scores of companies across a broad range of industries, and advising thousands of corporate executives on strategy, execution, leadership, and team building.
What distinguishes Traversi & Company from other firms, though, is our values-based commitment to providing institutional-quality services with the highest degree of integrity. While we execute transactions, we are not transaction-driven. While we earn fees, we are not fee-driven. Rather, we are driven by our desire to add value to our clients…to help them achieve their long-term objectives in a positive, highly professional environment.
David Traversi has served on the boards of numerous organizations over the years, including two publicly traded companies (where he served on the audit committees), eight private companies, and three non-profit organizations.
Respected as a board leader, and a graduate of Advisory Board Architect's highly acclaimed board training program, Mr. Traversi is currently interested in joining one or more boards that are proactive, focused on growth, outcomes oriented, and highly engaged.
Private Placement Advisory
Traversi & Company or its principal has managed hundreds of financings totaling nearly $10 billion, raising the following types of capital for small and middle-market companies across the U.S.:
Drawing on its broad and deep contacts in the investment community, Traversi Capital Advisors raises amounts ranging from $10 million to $100 million for:
We work closely with our clients, guiding them through a process that can be challenging for executives without extensive experience in corporate finance transactions. Specifically, we:
Our extensive financing sources, numbering in the thousands, include:
Drawing on its many contacts in the investment community and deep mergers and acquisition experience, Traversi & Company manages sell-side, buy-side, and mergers-of-equals transactions ranging from $10 million to $100 million for non-sponsored companies, financial sponsors, family-owned businesses, and corporate owners.
We work closely with our clients, guiding them through a process that can be challenging for executives without extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Specifically, we:
Each sell-side transaction is unique in terms of the value inherent in our client's company and the audience of prospective acquirers. Traversi & Company is highly skilled at identifying and articulating the value proposition and marketing it to the appropriate audience, whether they are strategic buyers or financial investors.
Similarly, each buy-side transaction is unique in terms of the specific value sought and risks inherent in the transaction and upon closing. Traversi and Company is expert at identifying suitable acquisition prospects, bringing prospects "to the table," and negotiating and executing terms.
Traversi & Company, with its deep and sophisticated corporate finance experience, advises companies in situations requiring the reorganizing of their legal, ownership, operational, or capital structures for the purpose of making them better able to meet their current needs (e.g., increasing profitability, realigning incentives of stakeholders, and sometimes just surviving as an entity). We work closely with our clients to:
Some situations - generally where there is insufficient liquidity or negotiations with creditors are unsuccessful - require a court-governed solution. In other cases, an out-of-court solution is possible. Traversi & Company has the expertise and experience to identify and assess the many advantages and disadvantages of each route, makes a recommendation that best meets the client's objectives, and execute the strategy.
Executive Advisory and Team Building
In our role as strategic advisor, Traversi & Company uses its proprietary and highly insightful 360 Organizational Assessment to define the current status of its client companies and their owners. It then works with its clients to develop a cohesive plan - a detailed, milestone-based program - that integrates the organization's goals, values, policies, and resources, as well as relevant conditions in the external environment. These engagements typically involve (i) gathering relevant data from the client and external sources; (ii) a several-hour to several-day session of strategic planning with the client's top executives; and (iii) assisting with the strategy execution phase. Our experience and capabilities extend across most market domains and internal functions, including business and market analyses, business planning, organizational structuring, sales, marketing, strategic alliances, operations, accounting, finance, human resources, and capitalization.
As an executive coach, Traversi & Company’s principal, an accomplished leadership expert, author, and coach, works with individual chief executives on a one-on-one, highly confidential basis to develop the individual's leadership effectiveness. Based on mutual trust that is developed through thoughtful inquiry, candid expression, and empathic listening, his executive coaching provides the client with a sounding board, confidante, champion, critic, and mirror. These engagements typically involve (i) Traversi & Company’s proprietary and highly insightful 360 Leadership Assessment, based on interviews with and data provided by the client and those closest to the client; (ii) the establishment of objectives; (iii) regular in-person or telephonic coaching sessions with the client; and (iv) progress monitoring.
Recognizing that operating executives must bind as a tightly-knit team to optimize organizational performance, Traversi & Company, a leader in executive team building, works with executive teams across industries and U.S. to increase their strength and functionality. Not in unproductive ropes courses and the like, where the context is completely incongruous with the executive suite, but in the executive environment. Traversi & Company offers a one-and-a-half day program that produces quantum improvements in the results most valued by its clients.