Hormel Foods has used HT Capital (Tom Girardi) to successfully complete two transactions in the last 24 months and we couldn’t be more satisfied with the quality of service provided. The first was our acquisition of Justin’s nut butters, on which HT Capital brought deep insights to the table on critical deal making issues, along with their 24/7 availability. Our second transaction was a cross-border deal (Brazil) with a family business that had several twists and turns throughout the process.

Tom provided the right level of expertise, patience and motivation that contributed to our successful closing of the deal.  We look forward to engaging HT Capital in the future.

Fred Halvin
Vice President, Corporate Development at Hormel Foods Corporation

Having never been in a position of selling a company I had all of the apprehensions one can imagine. Only with the daily, hourly and ever presence of HT Capital (Tom Girardi / Steve Tardio) was able to accomplish this great task. Their personal availability and hand holding through such a process was top notch. Tom and the team go the extra mile to serve their clients above and beyond. Not only from a practical standpoint, but suggestions and negotiations on the toughest points always worked out for the benefit of all concerned.

The HT team handles transactions with that personal touch that makes working with them a wonderful experience.

Ted Cohen
Owner/President, Hillside Candy

HT Capital (Tom Girardi) advised Hormel Foods on the Justin’s transaction.

We were very pleased with the deep insights HT Capital brought to the table on critical deal making issues, along with their 24/7 availability.  The advice was always well balanced, ensuring risks and valuation points were appropriately accounted for.  We look forward to using their services again.

Fred Halvin
Vice President, Corporate Development at Hormel Foods Corporation

Rob von Furth represented my family in the sale of our company, American Belt. Of course, orchestrating the sale of a family business requires a unique set of skills, but Rob was empathetic and truly cared about what was in the best interest of our company. His advice throughout the sale process was measured, honest and ultimately correct. Rob understood that we were not only looking for the right amount of money, but the right fit as well. Rob made us feel that we were his only client and walked us through every step of this very emotional process including negotiating all the definitive agreements. I cannot recommend Rob and the HT team enough – they were the link between the buyer and the seller and without them the sale could not have happened.

Michelle Ford
Senior Vice President Operations and Sales, American Accessories (and Former President, The American Belt Company)

HT Capital Advisors was one of two banks engaged to advise on the sale of our business.

We were very pleased with the professional guidance and contributions that Tom Girardi and the team provided.

Given their relationships across the food & beverage sector, understanding of key M&A process drivers, and dedicated teamwork demonstrated; I would not hesitate to recommend them for future projects.

Gary Shinner
Founder of Mighty Leaf Tea

HT Capital Advisors helped our company search and select the perfect acquisition target based on the metrics we provided them. Their long time M&A experience in the CPG space proved invaluable as we analyzed, worked through and closed our deal. They exhibited common sense and a calm professionalism which is vital in what sometimes can be emotional negotiations. I would recommend them and will use them for future projects.

Chris Smith
President at The Fremont Company

Eric and Florence represented me in the sale of my company. They are tenacious negotiators who know how to wring out the maximum value for your company. They are very savvy about what to do and say and know how to handle even the most difficult of negotiation sessions. When the going gets tough, The HT Capital team is there to see you through it to a successful conclusion. I’m certainly glad that they were on MY side of the negotiating table!

Bob Richardson
Senior Vice President at Reval