Hyde Park Capital Advises FCMC on Acquisition by YOUNG & Associates and Continues Strong Year for M&A

Tampa, Fla. – May 31, 2022 - Hyde Park Capital today announced that its client FCMC, a leading management consulting firm to state and local governments, has been acquired by YOUNG & Associates, a portfolio company of CIVC Partners, a middle-market private equity investor based in Chicago. The transaction marks Hyde Park Capital’s fifth major client transaction of 2022 and builds on the momentum of a continuing strong market for mergers and acquisitions in 2022.

Hyde Park Capital served as the exclusive investment banker to FCMC for the transaction, and Carlton Fields, P.A., served as the company’s M&A law firm.

“FCMC is thrilled to be part of the YA Team”, said Frank McColm, Founder and President of FCMC. “Each interaction with YA continues to demonstrate why this partnership is a great fit. YA and FCMC’s shared values and commitment to people will continue to differentiate the service we provide to clients.”

“YA is excited to partner with Frank McColm and the team of professionals at FCMC,” commented Wade Bushman, CEO of YOUNG & Associates. “Like YA, FCMC is a people-first organization with a diverse base of experts who use a complimentary and creative approach when addressing their clients’ needs. YA & FCMC is an obvious fit and we look forward to expanding our portfolio of services.”

John McDonald, Senior Managing Director, Hyde Park Capital, said, “The tremendous strategic fit of FCMC with YOUNG was evident from our first meeting with Ray, Linda, Wade and their team, and we believe this new combined business is well poised to capitalize on numerous growth opportunities ahead. Following a record year in 2021, this year continues to offer a robust market for M&A transactions and is an opportune time for many companies considering the sale of their businesses to be in market. As with FCMC and our other clients, we remain dedicated to helping companies navigate this process and make the most of these important transactions.”

About FCMC

FCMC, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, is a dynamic professional services firm that combines a wealth of diverse staff experience with a client-oriented public service focus. Specializing in state and local governments, the Company is at the forefront of public sector management consulting. FCMC has worked with hundreds of units of local governments delivering a portfolio of consulting services including hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, program administration services, and floodplain management. For additional information, please visit www.fcmccolm.com.

About YOUNG & Associates

YOUNG & Associates is an international property damage consulting firm founded in 1997 by Ray & Linda Young. Their vision for providing building damage assessments and consulting services to the insurance industry is based on the core values of knowledge, integrity and professionalism. Since then, the range of property damage services has expanded, developing a broader client base and growing the team to over 325 consultants strategically located across the US, UK, and Mexico. For additional information, please visit www.youngonline.com.

About CIVC Partners

CIVC Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in high-growth middle-market companies in the business services sector. Since 1989, the team has invested $1.9 billion in 72 platform companies and currently invests from CIVC Partners Fund VI. More information on CIVC Partners and its portfolio companies can be found at www.civc.com.

About Hyde Park Capital

Hyde Park Capital is an institutionally focused investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and serving the corporate finance needs of middle-market public and private companies. Its principals have extensive investment banking experience executing merger and acquisition engagements, including purchase and sale of company assignments, recapitalizations, financial advisory services, and fairness opinions, and raising growth capital and acquisition financing for companies, including equity, mezzanine, and senior debt. Hyde Park Capital is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For additional information, please visit www.hydeparkcapital.com.

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