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Capital – Grow your business

Grow your business and take advantage of new and emerging market opportunities.
Growth Capital

Our capital markets advisors work alongside your corporate team to design optimal capital structures to fit your business model.  We will then present the opportunity to the capital markets to identify the most favorable pricing and terms.

Our deep relationships and market knowledge enable our clients to secure all forms of capital:

  • LSenior and Junior Debt
  • LPrivate Equity And Venture Capital
  • LRECAPITALIZATION OF DEBT OR EQUITY
  • LDebt Restructuring
  • LReal Estate Finance
  • LProject Finance
Here’s how else you can grow your business:

Private Equity Recapitalizations

Thriving companies need to adjust their capital structures as they evolve and expand. JD Merit delivers institutional equity via its relationships with over 5,000 private equity firms, family office investors, non-traditional banks, and other capital providers to help create liquidity or fund business expansion.

Management Buyouts

Traditional Management Buyouts (MBOs) frequently require the current owner to bankroll the management team as it buys its way into equity. We reduce risk for both parties by working with lenders and minority and majority investment funds that support management teams as they propel companies to new heights.


If you’re looking to transfer a business to your existing team or are an executive team ready to become entrepreneurs, our advisory team can guide you through the process.

Partial Liquidity Events

Identify strategic ways to take your chips off the table so that you’re not trapped in an illiquid private company. We will help you explore your liquidity options and diversify your risk, augment your company and personal finances, and secure long-lasting peace of mind.

Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Reward your employees for their hard work and dedication by heling them secure their financial freedom. Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and private equity–backed ESOPs provide owners with additional resources and align your employees’ interests with those of your shareholders. These complex transactions have compelling tax advantages and can be tailored to suit an array of objectives.

What our clients are saying

Meet Our Clients

Jeff Rubenstein

"The team at JD Merit works hard and puts in a lot of time and energy. And because of that, they're talking to people with a lot more sincerity than just putting out a deck. They went deeper and not only understood our strategy, but they understood how to pitch the right strategy to the folks on the other end of the transaction. They explained our business so a potential suitor understood how it could be integrated into their business.

JD Merit thought of a more strategic transaction and they built a better story. It's what's created more offers and what made the offers higher."

Tom Fleck

"JD Merit not only did everything they promised, they provided significant strategic guidance required to help us navigate the path of getting this transaction across the finish line. Their patience, tenacity, and professionalism when things got tough was the difference in completing this transaction for us."

Chris Noorda

“I greatly appreciated JD Merit’s expertise and guidance throughout this process and appreciated, even more, their attention to the intangible things that were important to me and my company beyond just getting a deal done.”

Marco Allegretti

“I enjoyed working with JD Merit—they made an enormous contribution in such a complex but successful transaction. I would be happy for the chance to give a reference in the future for what a great job they did!”

Bill Adams

"I wanted to work with an Investment Banking firm that was going to be able to understand our business, get to know me and my team, and then not only help us secure the investor, but help us find the right investor because they understood what we really needed. We got that and more with JD Merit. Their strategic guidance, patience, and diligence were critical in getting this transaction finished, and was the difference maker in this process.”

Howard Perea

"We are thrilled with the outcome JD Merit delivered for our family through the sale of the business. With their guidance, we were able to unlock significant shareholder liquidity while positioning the employees of the company for continued success within a growing platform.

D. Roberts

"We hired JD Merit over other investment bankers because of the responsiveness to our questions, aggressive approach to winning, persistence in following-up, and the many creative ideas the team presented. JD Merit added significant value beyond just running a process."

Dave Carr

"Unlike many investment banks I've worked with during my career, JD Merit was attentive at all stages of our transaction, which really made a difference in achieving a great outcome."

Mike Olson

“Through the broad auction, JD Merit got us another 75% above the offers that originally came in. We still have a piece of the company and I’m still able to run it. I feel good that our key employees are going to be secure in the future. It’s a win-win for everybody.”

Keith Jackson

"The team at JD Merit have provided invaluable assistance in stabilizing and growing my company. They’ve helped with both short-term challenges and long-term planning. Their experience running multiple businesses like mine and vast network of contacts have brought value to my company and to me personally. If you want help taking your business to the next level, I highly recommend JD Merit."

Carl Peterson

"As a business/transactional attorney, I have had the opportunity to work with many investment bankers in the M&A arena. The JD Merit team is, without question, the best in the local middle-market space. They make clients feel comfortable by both listening to and provide thoughtful advice for legal counsel. Most importantly, they are able to negotiate a great deal.

Quite refreshingly, JD Merit puts the needs of the client above closing a deal – something very rare in the M&A world. I give my highest possible recommendation to the JD Merit team."

Gary Goeldner

"The JD Merit team has provided my company with professionalism and valuable counsel on multiple transactions. They listened to our needs, and as business operators themselves, they understood the opportunities open to us and the challenges we faced to grow. They fought hard for us at every stage. We would absolutely look to them for our future investment banking needs."

Walt Maas,

“The JD Merit team has extensive M&A and capital-raising experience in the middle market, both as investment bankers and entrepreneurs. They are great to have on an engagement team and are committed to helping clients succeed, whether buying or selling a business or sourcing capital to scale a growing business.”

Gay Burke

"The JD Merit team was invaluable in several transactions involving a niche consumer products company where I served as CEO. The JD Merit team is talented, well-disciplined, and rolls up their sleeves to work alongside management to get the work done. With their controlled approach, management can continue to focus on the business for the benefit of all involved. I certainly would recommend JD Merit & Company and will choose to work with them again.”