February 2019, JD Ford & Co. and Merit Harbor Group combined to form a more robust Investment Banking platform. Now operating as JD Merit & Co., the alignment of our award-winning teams equates to an even deeper level of expertise to better serve our clients.

Please contact:

Joe Durnford at Joe.Durnford [at] JDMerit.com

Jeff Sasakura at Jeff. Sasakura [at] JDMerit.com

Established in 1996, JD Ford & Company, L.L.C., is a specialized Investment Bank serving the needs of business owners, family offices and private equity investors. We work with business owners to create business value, access capital, develop exit plans, arrange mergers or acquisitions and coordinate the sale of a business; with family offices making direct investments in or acquiring growing companies; and with private equity investors to identify attractive opportunities for investment as well as achieve liquidity for prior investments.

JD Ford & Company works with both publically and privately-held companies in a variety of industries, with an emphasis on:

  • Health, Wellness and Sustainable Products
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Specialty Retail
  • Technology Services
  • Business Services
  • Building Products and Construction Services

Specific services we provide include:

  • Strategic & Financial Advisory: Corporate Finance Services, Reorganization and Restructuring Services, Business Process Improvement, Strategic Business Alternative Assessments, Succession & Exit Planning
  • Transactions: Mergers & Acquisitions Advice, Coordinating the Purchase or Sale of a Business (Finding the Buyers), Management/Employee Buyouts, Distressed Mergers & Acquisitions, Post Merger Integration
  • Valuations: Business Valuations, Fairness Opinions, Marketability Assessments, Financial Modeling, Dispute Analysis, Expert Testimony
  • Financing Solutions: Originating, Sourcing and Structuring Debt & Equity Financings, Placement Agent Services provided by JDF Capital Advisors, LLC a registered Broker Dealer and FINRA Member Firm

At JD Ford we leverage our extensive experience, proprietary processes, vast network of connections and diverse expertise to guide our clients through a variety of transitional events.  We use our skills and experience to help our clients achieve their goals in a resourceful, focused and determined manner.  By thinking outside of the box, adhering to our core values and utilizing our proven processes we provide our clients access to capital and liquidity that enables them to achieve success as they define it.