The raison d’ȇtre of every business requires profitable strategies and targeted M&A that augment profitability through exceptional customer engagement, beneficial partners, new product lines and sales channels, creative talent and by stellar, consistent leadership. Mindful Managing Partners bring C-Suite and Board-level guidance to new heights that clarifies all aspects of your corporate strategy development and execution, ensuring direction and momentum as you grow, evolve or plan an exit. Our corporate development process provides additive value in the form of positive results, through our own direct initiatives on your behalf.
Mindful positions companies for successful M&A with capital introductions and negotiations at all stages for each transaction. As an exceptional sell-side or buy-side investment bank, Mindful M&A goes above and beyond, providing in-house valuation and comprehensive diligence support. Mindful also sources new M&A targets, whether smaller bolt ons or substantial, scalable roll ups in the same or adjacent sectors to support vertical integrations. We also have expertise in reverse mergers, SPACs, and IPOs. We craft alliances and joint ventures or support carve-outs and strategic exits. For every M&A growth transition strategy, the Mindful Team attracts the right minority and majority investment partners, be it for growth, stability, (re)invention or divestiture.
If the timing of the M&A transaction is not quite right yet, Mindful repositions companies for successful M&A via tried-and-true corporate restructuring and market readiness guidance. We develop business valuation and EBITDA build options with restructured financials and business models to attract new business partnerships, vendor alliances, and eventually interested financing parties for higher deal values with more strategic options. For every client, our Mindful Valuation Diligence Division situates and values each client and relevant business opportunities carefully for strategic growth, rapid consolidation and/or planned exit playbooks.
We provide our clients with selective access to our exclusive Mindful Investor Network of financing partners from commercial banks and private equity groups to family offices, venture capital groups, angel and high net-worth investors. And our Mindful Diligence and Valuation Division ensures valuation, financial trend, operational, human capital, intellectual property (IP), technical, environmental, regulatory, tax, and legal considerations are each sound, in great detail, representing you and only your best interests, ethically.
Mindful’s executives have decades of marketing strategy and product launch experience in every sector in which we specialize. Our team, alongside our exclusive Mindful Market Outreach Network offers outstanding capabilities in rapid prototyping and design, targeted regulatory approvals and market research, supply chain optimization, advanced manufacturing, and pricing analysis. We further focus on profitability and cost optimizations, as we work with you on expansion of your market access, with enhanced or entirely new products and brands.
Investor relations are at the core of obtaining support and attaining results; such an impact can propel a company’s profitability, growth, and market share, independent of the type of industry or the size of the enterprise. At Mindful M&A, we position companies to influence investor perceptions, augment valuations and attract capital to fund future endeavors. Our firm deploys specialized disciplines and resources across a range of financial communication and investor relations scenarios, comprising strategic positioning, sophisticated market intelligence, merger-and-acquisition communications, and initial public offerings.
Don Schwall is a Managing Partner at Mindful M&A leading corporate development, M&A, capital markets, IR/PR, marketing, and business development. Having success at a tier 1 securities firm and as an entrepreneur and company owner, Don is a keen corporate development specialist with over 30 years of experience often leading structured roll ups across multiple sectors including medical device, healthcare, automotive, clean tech, energy storage, infrastructure, and natural resources. International business is the norm with transactions occurring in more than fifteen countries across six continents.
Nabiha Megateli-Das (“Nina”) is a creative management strategist, governance, and finance executive, having served a number of C-Suite and senior strategy, operational and digital transformation roles that successfully launched new products and ventures for leading health, natural resource, and sustainability innovators ranging from international development institutions, nonprofits, and foundations to startups, small-cap to Fortune 1000 strategics. As Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Mindful M&A, a C-suite strategy advisory and investment bank, she guides middle-market founders, private equity groups, and family offices in targeted corporate development tactics and M&A transactions for rapid growth and/or successions. She has been dubbed a “Diligence Queen” by PE colleagues, an “Eagle-Eyed Technology Scout” by family offices and strategics, and “Persistent Trusted Advisor” by founders. Nina prides herself in humbly serving her clients as a fiduciary and collaborative M&A Advisor who reliably closes deals and delivers robust corporate development leveraging her no non-sense, evidence-driven servant leadership style. Her special M&A value-adds also include the thoughtful delivery of timely valuation and business intelligence, assuring partner strategic and cultural fit, and negotiation acumen for high-integrity governance oversight and stakeholder buy-in. Nina holds an MBA from Emory, MS from UC Berkeley, and BEng from McGill and is NACD Directorship Certified®.