Media LibraryVideo CollectionsDeal Team Members | Drexel University Co-Op Program | Client TestimonialSEA Summer Analyst Program | Entrepreneurial Operating SystemDeal Team Members Despite a significant decline in 2023 deal volume, particularly in the lower middle market, evaluations have remained robust.Despite an overall 25% decrease in deal volumes for transactions between $500 million and $1 billion, the lower middle market, focusing on deals less than $250 million, experienced robust activity with over 50 NDAs and 18 interactive calls on each deal in 2023, showcasing a strong market for high-quality businesses with less risk.Amidst the multifaceted uncertainties of 2024, including a national election, ongoing COVID-19 concerns, global conflicts, rising interest rates, and supply chain disruptions, businesses have demonstrated resilience, evolving processes to navigate challenges, and the M&A market anticipates another robust year with numerous well-positioned companies and well-financed buyers.As we enter 2024, expectations are high for a resurgence in deal volumes, reminiscent of levels seen two years ago in 2022, with strong valuation multiples anticipated. The market, accustomed to uncertainties, is showing signs of stabilization, with factors like moderating inflation and anticipated drops in interest rates, fostering optimism for a robust year in the lower middle market.Despite uncertainties and an increased emphasis on due diligence, there's a very positive outlook for M&A in the lower middle market heading into 2024. With SEA as a key advisor, the continued aggressive deployment of capital by private equity positions high-quality, well-run companies for success.At Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA), we recognize the importance of team culture, as our cohesive team and integrated processes seamlessly work together, providing clients with a transparent experience where what you see is what you get, fostering trust and clarity across our senior deal team members.Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA) begins with our Readiness Assessment to provide clarity to entrepreneurs with an honest assessment of your unique needs as a business owner.Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA) takes a tailored approach, prioritizing alignment and offering a flexible process designed to meet the unique needs of entrepreneurs, ensuring a dynamic and responsive journey towards their goals.Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA) stands out as a unique organization, boasting a team of seasoned experts with a deep bench of diverse skills, dedicated to providing unparalleled support for entrepreneurs navigating the complexities of strategic exits.At Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA), our process is laser-focused and inherently customizable, meticulously crafted to collaboratively align with and elevate entrepreneurial business owners, ensuring a tailor-made approach to navigate the intricacies of strategic exits.At SEA, we implement a two-step process to prioritize client confidentiality and facilitate face-to-face interactions with prospective buyers, ensuring a more seamless alignment.At SEA, our tailored process is dedicated to working closely with entrepreneurs, delving into what truly matters to them—exploring their business investments, motivations for selling, and caring deeply about aspects like legacy, culture, people, and their envisioned post-close future.Drexel University Co-Op Program What distinguishes the six-month Drexel University Co-op program at SEA? It's the unique blend of hands-on experiences, real-world scenarios, and prospective client interactions, providing participants with a comprehensive and enriching preparation for their future careers.Unlock a transformative experience with the Drexel University Co-op program, where the value goes beyond a typical internship by not only providing hands-on experiences but also fostering meaningful prospective client interactions, preparing aspiring professionals for dynamic and client-centric career paths."Managing Director Curt Cyliax at Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA) shares his inspiring success story, having once navigated the Co-op program at Drexel University, exemplifying the transformative impact of mentorship and professional development.Client Testimonial Tony Parisi and Strategic Exit Advisors played a crucial role in the successful sale of Precision Solutions to Applied Technical Services. As CEO of Precision, navigating a deal founded by my father in 1968 was a profound journey. Tony's expertise and SEA's guidance were invaluable in realizing this transformative acquisition. Now, as part of ATS, Precision is expanding, and ATS is advancing its industry leadership. Tony's support was instrumental, reflecting SEA's commitment to efficient and impactful outcomes for businesses like ours.After three decades in business, Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA) played a pivotal role in guiding the strategic transition of Vitiello Communications Group. Beyond facilitating the acquisition, SEA's expertise shone with three key differentiators: comprehensively guiding clients through the process, fostering deep relationships, and embodying unwavering respect and compassion. This unique approach not only ensured a seamless transaction but also exemplified SEA's commitment to navigating successful business transformations, ensuring a legacy of excellence for Vitiello.SEA Summer Analyst Program SEA's 10-week summer analyst program offers an amazing opportunity for aspiring professionals, providing a dynamic and immersive experience that cultivates skills, fosters growth, and opens doors to a rewarding career journey.Entrepreneurial Operating System Experience the seamless synergy as Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) dovetails with Strategic Exit Advisors (SEA), unlocking a transformative journey for businesses seeking optimal performance and strategic exits.