About us

OUR SERVICES

Fidcol offers a business owner trusted and experienced intermediaries who understand the client’s company and marketplace. We meet financial objectives by developing strategies that maximize sale proceeds while minimizing risk.

M&A EXPERIENCE

Fidcol has an outstanding, quarter century-plus record of arranging the sales of privately held, middle market companies for high multiples of earnings with large premiums over book value.

PROCESS EXPERTISE

Selling a company is a complex process of steps and stages -- both technical and psychological -- that must be fully mastered to achieve optimal results. During the complicated mechanism of deal-making, all principles and intermediaries work through issues, one step leading to the next. Fidcol is experienced in all key aspects of transactions, starting with the valuation of your business through to closing the sale.

OUR INDEPENDENCE = YOUR ADVANTAGE

Fidcol is privately held and not affiliated with any national chain or investment banking firm that typically generates up-front fees or monthly retainers. Our Success Fee Policy is your greatest advantage: We are compensated only when your company is sold. You pay no retainers, no fees, no expenses, or other compensation prior to the sale. As such, Fidcol is uniquely positioned to offer independent and non-conflicted valuations that maximize shareholder value.

THE FIDCOL NICHE

John Fiddes and Fred Collins founded Fidcol in 1984 when they noticed that there was a plethora of solid companies ready and eager for acquisition, but with price points too low to attract the interest of Wall Street firms. Fiddes and Collins created a unique M&A niche by representing privately held companies with selling prices under $50 million. Today Fidcol is a leading M&A firm with a comprehensive, proprietary database of buyers. Tested marketing strategies quickly target qualified buyers for our clients’ businesses.

HOW DO WE MEASURE SUCCESS?

We measure success in closed deals. Fidcol has initiated and acted as advisor to sellers in more than one hundred and fifty successful sales.