Who We Are
GLC is a leading, independent advisory firm helping our clients with exceptional M&A, strategic advisory and private capital raising services.
Our mission is simple - securing stellar results for our clients while providing a painless, in fact down-right enjoyable, service experience
Where We Thrive
GLC’s M&A clients come from both ends of the transaction experience. We represent sellers and buyers of companies, and users of capital and capital providers. We have broad distribution capabilities in the Private Capital Markets, with particular focus in private equity and debt capital. Our expertise lies in two core areas of the economy encompassing a wide spectrum of services and infrastructure industries -
- Consumer- Digital and Offline
- Online Marketplace
- Direct Marketing
- Digital Media
- Technology and Data Services
- Market Research
- Mobile Platforms
- Enterprise Software
How We Got Here
Gruppo & Company was founded in 1992 by experienced industry executives, to provide independent financial advisory services to business owners, financial sponsors and management teams in the $1.5 trillion direct marketing industry. Over the years, the firm has continued to evolve to address changing market conditions and technology.
GLC recently broadened its coverage in disruptive technologies that affect both of its core sectors. One of our unwavering perspectives in transaction development is that technology creates a huge opportunity for our clients to monetize the intrinsic value of their distribution channels, content and data, and helps leverage existing and new infrastructure. We believe our integrated approach to incumbent and new business models, based on 20 years of advice to companies as their industries have changed with the introduction of technology, makes us better able to assist both traditional and 21st century businesses.
Recognizing the importance of financing and the value-added sponsorship and strategic vision that experienced investors bring to companies, we have increased our commitment to the investor community. We work closely with venture capital, private equity and institutional debt providers to help them identify new opportunities and to grow or find partners for their existing portfolio companies in ways that maximize value.
How We Do What We Do?
We’re good. Very good. Our broad understanding of the strategic and operational issues facing our clients results not only from two decades of extensive transaction and investment experience, but in-the-trenches operating experience as well. Many of us have walked in your shoes, putting GLC in the unique position to inherently understand value and help our clients position themselves for success.
We’re informed. GLC bankers are frequently referred to as information junkies. Guilty as charged. We don’t stop until we know our clients’ businesses as a partner should know them. Couple that with our ongoing exhaustive studies of their industries, it is safe to say- we like to be over-prepared.
We’re Masters of the Process. Our clients deserve seamless execution of their assignment or transaction. We are passionate about providing an exemplary service experience, from initial introductory meeting through the celebratory champagne toast.
We’re Connected. Our relationships with key investors and lenders, as well as influential corporate players, provide our clients a powerful advantage. When we knock, the folks that matter answer.
We’re on Your Side. Our clients are facing big decisions. They need and deserve an unfaltering ally- Client advocacy is our battle cry.