Experience Matters

Does your business have the resources necessary to evaluate and successfully achieve your organization’s strategic and financial objectives?  At Franklin Place Capital, we’ve been in your shoes before. Our professionals draw on their deep operating experience in privately-held industries to bring a more informed and successful investment banking approach to our clients.

Franklin Place Capital is a Milwaukee-based consulting & advisory firm that specializes in transaction advisory (M&A), and capital raising services.  With a client-centered and process-driven approach to privately-held businesses, we offer a complete advisory solution to a broad range of industries.  Whether you’re looking to sell your company, need to recapitalize your business, or would like to grow your enterprise through an acquisition - Franklin Place Capital has the tools and experience to bring you the “right solution" to get your deal done.

 Milwaukee M&A and Investment Banking Consultants.

As one of Milwaukee's premiere investment banks serving the midwest, Franklin Place Capital brings decades of experience to each client assignment.  We provide a combination of investment banking, financial services, ownership, and privately-held business backgrounds, in a variety of industries, to each client engagement.  Our approach is uniquely tailored to each of our clients, providing a proven skill-set of research, planning and creativity to each transaction followed by a methodical process-driven approach to achieve successful results.  Experience and resourcefulness are the cornerstones of our business practice. 


At Franklin Place Capital, we utilize our experience, relationships and the latest financial data to gauge the marketplace and potential value for privately-held businesses. With 100's of completed transactions, our team has the insight into market based valuations and can provide the guidance necessary to successfully sell your business. Get in touch with our team to discuss complimentary valuation services.

Steve's Corner - Thoughts in 2024

Global M&A and deal making value fell by nearly 20% year over year in the third quarter of 2023. With $775 billion of transactions, it was the the lowest deal volume in terms of dollars in nearly 10 years. Many dealmakers continue to focus on smaller transactions due to higher interest rates and tighter financial conditions. Per Pitchbook, the debt to enterprise-value ratio on US leveraged buyouts financed in 2023 sank to 43.9%, the lowest ratio in approximately 20 years.

2024 is poised to be a stronger year in M&A. Bond markets are pricing in interest rate cuts globally, trillions of available capital and private equity backed dry powder remain on corporate balance sheets, and in the United States alone, cash holdings are estimated at over $4 trillion, an all-time record.