Mergers & Acquisitions


Sell-Side Advisory

Assisting middle market companies to arrange sale, divestiture, and merger transactions.

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Buy-Side Advisory

Providing assistance in identifying acquisition prospects, contacting companies, and negotiating acquisition transactions.

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Advisory Services

Shareholder Consulting

Planning overall personal and corporate objectives, reviewing strategic alternatives,and creating plans to maximize shareholder value.

Business Valuations

Providing corporate valuation reports for board, shareholder, or management use.

Corporate Finance Advisory

Assisting in financial restructuring, including obtaining equity or debt financing.


FHL Capital has advised over 100 clients and completed sales with an aggregate value in the billions of dollars. We have represented clients across a wide range of industries in sales to buyers of all kinds (strategic and financial, public and private, domestic and foreign). Representative transactions include:

Sell-Side Advisory

Southern Cal Transport

Birmingham, AL

has merged with

Transport Corp of America, a Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison company

Minneapolis, MN

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Sell-Side Advisory

America's Thrift Stores

Birmingham, AL

has sold a majority interest to

Alpine Investors

San Francisco, CA

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Sell-Side Advisory

Cebert Pharmaceuticals

Birmingham, AL

has sold certain assets to

Boehringer Ingelheim

Ingelheim, Germany

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Buy-Side Advisory

McKinney Capital

Birmingham, AL

has acquired

Landscape Workshop

Birmingham, AL

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Sell-Side Advisory

WPS Industries

West Monroe, LA

has been acquired by

Industrial Service Solutions

Chicago, IL

Sell-Side Advisory

Allstate Food Marketing

Orlando, FL

has been acquired by

Acosta Sales & Marketing, a Thomas H Lee Partners company

Jacksonville, FL

Shareholder Consulting

Dr. Robert Boeglin

Indianapolis, IN

has been advised in connection with a major healthcare transaction

Surgical Care Affiliates, a TPG portfolio company

Birmingham, AL

Sell-Side Advisory

Cockburn Enterprises

Muscle Shoals, AL

has been acquired by

Gemini Group

Bad Axe, MI

Business Valuation

Estate of Larry Drummond

Birmingham, AL

has received a privately-held business valuation for

Jasper Corporation

Jasper, AL

Corporate Finance Advisory

A Client of Dominick Feld Hyde

Birmingham, AL

has received cash flow planning advice for

Strategic Growth Intiatives


FHL's extensive contacts within the middle market community, coupled with our innovative deal-making expertise, our well-developed analytical skills, and our keen understanding of the constantly changing investment climate make our professionals a logical choice for clients.

Ed Finch

Founder and President

phone / 205-328-3098 ext. 3
Ed Finch, Founder and President of FHL Capital, received both his undergraduate degree in Economics and his JD from the University of Virginia. He began his career as a Wall Street attorney, and later became a partner with the law firm of Balch & Bingham in Birmingham. Ed has been actively involved in mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance for over 40 years. His transactional experience includes the purchase, sale and financing of publicly traded companies as well as smaller privately held companies across a broad spectrum of industries. He has represented both domestic and international clients and has provided financial advice to early stage and mature businesses. Ed has advised on transactions with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $5 billion. He has also served as a board member of various companies including NuTech Medical (a biologics/stem cell company), the Parkinson's Association of Alabama, the Executive Committee of the Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and is the Audit Committee chairman of a public company.

Mike Mahon

Vice President

phone / 205-328-3098 ext. 2

Mike Mahon, Vice President of FHL Capital, received his undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.  He joined FHL Capital in 2005, after first serving as an associate with New Capital Partners, a Birmingham-based private equity firm. Mike has over twelve years of experience with mergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance with companies across a broad range of industries. During his career, Mike has advised a wide variety of clients, from market leaders to start-up ventures. He has represented both domestic and international clients in their M&A and related activities. During his tenure at FHL Capital, Mike has advised over 50 clients on transactions with aggregate value in excess of $1.8 billion.

Kevin J. Keck

Vice President and CFO

phone / 205-328-3098
Kevin Keck, Vice President and CFO of FHL Capital, received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. He has served in Controller and Chief Financial Officer roles in a variety of industries, including insurance, construction, and manufacturing. In these roles, Kevin has overseen Finance and Accounting, Purchasing, Human Resources, and Risk Management functions. Kevin has been associated with FHL Capital since 1996, and through the years has been involved in transactions in a wide range of industries and company sizes. Kevin has been heavily involved in valuation analyses, developing confidential Investment Memoranda and developing marketing strategies and packages and managing the due diligence process.

Sarah Stinebaugh

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

phone / 205-328-3098 ext. 1
Sarah Stinebaugh, Office Manager and Executive Assistant, received both her undergraduate degree in Political Science and her MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She joined FHL Capital in 2018 after serving as the Director of Member Services at the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders.

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