Special committees of Boards of Directors frequently turn to Sandler O'Neill when they are in need of a sophisticated, experienced and independent financial advisor to assist them in the consideration of significant matters. Since 2005, Sandler O'Neill has executed 14 special committee assignments.
Our investment bankers have a history of providing impartial, objective advice to their clients. Additionally, our partnership structure and avoidance of lending and principal activities free us from many of the potential conflicts inherent among our competitors. Our role as financial advisor to special committees ranges from advising on specific M&A transactions and capital raises to more general advice regarding strategic alternatives and business plans. Many of these assignments involve the issuance of a fairness opinion.