Connections
At JD Ford our extensive operating history has allowed us to amass a deep and broad network of investors, buyers and sellers, and professional connections in a wide range of industries and geographic markets that we can draw upon to ensure the most comprehensive set of appropriate professionals are involved in a deal.

Resources
Given our vast global network of connections in both the financial industry and throughout our industries of focus, we have the resources to not only meet but to exceed our clients’ expectations. JD Ford will only undertake those engagements where our expertise and relationships add substantial value and where our clients receive more from a transaction by working with us than they otherwise would.

Experience
The Firm’s professionals have completed well over $1 billion in M&A transactions and raised well over $100 million in growth and acquisition capital. During this time we have developed our proven Competitive Interview Process that provides our Firm’s clients with unique access to capital and liquidity by effectively creating markets.

Expertise
Through our professionals’ vast experience, JD Ford has become experts in representing middle market companies. Our professionals have the depth and breadth of experience necessary to provide clients with comprehensive services to suit each client’s unique situation. The JD Ford professionals hold advanced degrees in Finance, Tax, Law and Accounting; as well as the professional certifications of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Mergers & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), and registered securities principal.

Creativity
Challenging times call for creative solutions. One of JD Ford’s strengths is our creativity – a strength that can only be earned through experience. Today, faced with complex financial markets, our Firm’s professionals are solving challenges by consistently thinking outside the box to conceptualize and implement creative and sophisticated solutions for our clients.

Practicality
Our professionals have owned, operated, bought and sold small and mid-sized businesses themselves and understand the unique challenges that businesses face in the increasingly complex global markets. As a result, we provide practicality and common sense to our decision making. We provide objective advice, direction and education, borne of experience, that gives our clients a substantial advantage.

Focus
JD Ford understands the importance of focus. Our efforts, expertise, resources and technology successfully serve the needs of middle-market businesses. We prefer to focus on companies operating in our industries of focus where we have substantial experience and relationships.

Objectivity
Our professionals have owned, operated, bought and sold small and mid-sized businesses themselves and understand the unique challenges that businesses face in the increasingly complex global markets. As a result, we provide the objectivity needed to make good decisions. We provide objective advice, direction and education, giving our clients a substantial advantage.

Resourcefulness
Given our vast global network of contacts in both the financial industry and throughout our industries of focus, we have the resources to satisfy and exceed our clients’ expectations. JD Ford will only undertake those engagements where our expertise and relationships add substantial value and where our clients receive more from a transaction by working with us than they otherwise would.

Determination
To achieve economic goals during challenging economic times requires not only experience and expertise, it requires most of all determination. JD Ford’s professionals make a simple but important promise – we will use all of our experience, resources and creativity to deliver a positive result for our clients. Since our success is measured only by the success of our clients, we are determined to deliver not simply what our clients expect, but what they would expect if they knew what was possible.

Negotiation
While successfully bringing the right people to the table is important, the real value that JD Ford creates comes though tenaciously negotiating favorable terms on a variety of issues..