RKL is pleased to announce the launch of its new investment banking and strategic advisory firm, RKL Capital Advisors LLC. Located in Allentown, RKL Capital Advisors offers a wide range of investment banking transaction and strategic advisory services for family- and privately-owned companies in the middle market.
RKL Capital Advisors specializes in investment banking transaction services including business sales, mergers and acquisitions, private equity recapitalizations, management buy-outs, outsourced corporate development services and transaction related debt and equity capital raises. With seven out of 10 businesses expected to change hands in the next seven years, the need for advisors who can help business owners with that transition has substantially increased.
“This new entity will allow RKL to help meet the growing demand among business owners for an experienced partner who can guide them through the process of monetizing their ownership equity as they exit their business,” commented RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne.
RKL Capital Advisors is led by Joseph T. DiGiacomo, who brings more than 35 years of financial, operational, business and consulting experience to his clients, including 10 years of investment banking experience. DiGiacomo has held senior level executive positions managing and growing both operating businesses and professional practices. He has advised businesses and their owners on matters relating to growth strategies, business sales, mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, recapitalizations, ownership transitions, management buy-outs, business valuations and other business consulting services. DiGiacomo is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley (Board member), and the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.
“This new venture combines my deep investment banking and business consulting experience with RKL’s highly regarded business consulting services, including business valuations, succession planning and investment management to meet the diverse needs of middle-market, family- and privately owned businesses and their owners throughout the process of ownership transition,” commented DiGiacomo.
The firm is wholly owned by RKL, a leading CPA and business consulting firm based in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania with offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York, PA. Learn more about RKL Capital Advisors at www.rklcapadvisors.com.