About The Valence Group M&A Advisory Services
The Valence Group is a specialist investment bank offering M&A advisory services exclusively to companies and investors in the chemicals, materials and related sectors. Through our many years of sector focus, we have developed broad and deep transactional experience; sell-side, buy-side, joint venture, private companies, public offers, corporate carve-outs, LBOs, management buy-outs and fairness of opinions.
As our team members have operated for many years (and multiple cycles) exclusively in these highly specialised sectors, our clients benefit directly from our first-hand experience of the economic, contractual, liability and transactional issues specific to these sectors. Generalist bankers are simply not sufficiently familiar with issues such as environmental contractual provisions, carve-out issues, ongoing supply arrangements, sector regulation and the players in each sub-sector to be able to adequately advise clients.
Our team comprises senior investment banking and industry specialists with many years of experience in our focus sectors. The Founders and senior members of The Valence Group have worked together as a team for over 10 years and collectively have over 150 years of transactional experience gleaned both at major investment banks and within chemical companies. Having been on both the advisor and the client side of the negotiating table, we understand the strategic, financial and other issues that create both opportunities and potential roadblocks in any transaction.
We act as a single, cohesive team leveraging our collective expertise for the benefit of our clients. Typically the entire team will participate in any transaction in which we are involved. We firmly believe that our ability to cross-fertilise the experiences and contacts of each and every one of our team members whether in originating opportunities or solving transactional issues creates value and advantage for our clients. Several of our mainstream investment banking competitors have one or two chemicals specialists but few, if any, have the breadth or depth of experience that The Valence Group can deploy. We pride ourselves on being free of the internal political or geographic barriers that exist in most of our investment banking competitors.
We have a full service investment banking origination and execution capability. We not only originate ideas but we have a full complement of transactional professionals at all levels necessary to execute any transaction regardless of size and complexity.
The chemicals, materials and related industries are global. Equally, transactions in these sectors typically involve counterparties from each of North America, Europe and Asia. We therefore believe that clients can only receive optimal advice if their advisor has specialists on the ground in all three continents. With offices in London, New York and Shanghai we indeed cover the entire world. The Valence Group is able to both originate opportunities and execute deals throughout the worlds major economies. We have senior experts in the chemicals, materials and related sectors in each of our offices.
Our contact base with CEOs and senior decision makers throughout the industry reflects the breadth of our global footprint and our years of focus on the sector. Further, we are able to tap into our extensive network of chemicals and materials executives with first-hand operating experience where it is useful to do so.
As an independent organisation, The Valence Group is free of the potential conflicts of interest inherent in a multi-product bank. We are also undistracted by the current turmoil amongst our competitors and remain 100% focussed on our clients and their assignments.
The Valence Group team members have advised on over 200 closed chemicals & related M&A transactions with a combined value in excess of $80 billion and involving companies active in over 100 sub-sectors, both specialty and commodity.