After a Wall Street career of 30 years assisting privately held, medium-sized companies raise capital and buy and sell companies, Bruce Schulman founded Bruce D. Schulman & Associates in 2000. The firm's goal is to provide clients with hands-on, personal attention by skilled professionals whose sole responsibility is to assist owners in selling their companies. BDSA works with companies located throughout the United States who are manufacturers, distributors, and service businesses. Our firm exclusively represents sellers of private companies in a sale or merger transaction. We never represent or advise buyers to avoid any conflict of interest.
Over the years, the U.S. economy has operated in various periods of strengths and weaknesses. During the ups and downs, BDSA has continued to sell businesses. The skilled professionals at Bruce D. Schulman & Associates work tirelessly for our clients and demonstrate a skill level normally seen only on larger-sized transactions. As one consumer products manufacturer stated, "BDSA provides Wall Street services without the high fees."
BDSA takes an active role in all stages of the transaction from the beginning to the closing. Our investment bankers explore the entire range of possibilities and not just the obvious one or two options and do whatever it takes for the client to succeed. Our firm works with the buyer's investment bankers, lawyers, accountants, appraisers, banks, and other financing sources, among others, who are involved in the transaction. Fees are primarily back-end loaded. Our success fee is paid only when the company is sold.
BDSA has maintained effective long-term relationships with acquirers. Our global access to buyers creates worldwide exposure for the client. Many of these aggressive groups are not limited by traditional formulas but are influenced by the potential of the seller's company and how its market share can be expanded. Our firm understands buyers and will match their needs to the seller's strengths.
BDSA is extremely sensitive to the need for maintaining strict confidentiality, and controls are established both internally and externally in order to minimize the dissemination of client information to any group other than the most serious buyer.