TESTIMONIALS
Camcorp Holdings, Inc.  

"We needed an advisor that understood our industry and the unique dynamics of our family-owned business and George K. Baum was the perfect fit. GKB's industry knowledge and deal execution skills were essential in helping us understand and structure this cross-border transaction. As a result, we were able to close a very favorable deal that achieved my family's goals while priming the business for accelerated growth."

Mike Milberger
Shareholder and Vice President
Camcorp Holdings, Inc.


Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NasdaqCM:HAST)  

"George K. Baum provided wise and timely counsel on our strategic options and helped us successfully navigate through a complex negotiation. Throughout the process, they removed obstacles to success and earned our respect."

John H. Marmaduke
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Hastings Entertainment, Inc.


Plastic Packaging Corporation  

"I wanted an advisor that had the expertise and dedication required to carefully manage the sale of the business that had been at the core of my family for over 60 years. GKB was thoughtful in identifying the best time for us to start the process. They effectively managed the full spectrum of the sale transaction and minimized disruptions to the business. They helped us produce high-quality marketing materials that conveyed the PPC story to potential investors. Their creative approach in generating interest ensured broad participation by potential buyers, both domestic and international. There was senior level involvement all the way - from the preparatory stage to negotiations and closing. I believe that GKB offers a truly unique level of dedication, and I would highly recommend their services."

Susan Weiss Firestone
President and Owner - Plastic Packaging Corporation


Surgent Tax & Accounting Education  

At Striker Partners, we have had the opportunity over the years to work with numerous investment banking firms as we have evaluated the sale of our various portfolio companies in due course. That said, the professionals at George K. Baum Capital Advisors delivered an uncommon level of service and dedication to Surgent. Their senior-level attention, valuable advice, industry insights and focus on the details led to an outstanding outcome for Striker and all of the owners. No other investment banking firm would have generated the same result.

Derek Spence
Managing Principal of Striker Partners


Kansas City Board of Trade  

"George K. Baum provided outstanding service and advice to KCBT. They took the time to fully understand our business, its history and the value of our unique franchise. When the time was right to look for a partner, GKB targeted the marketplace and managed an effective process that created a number of alternatives for the Board to evaluate. Their guidance was essential in allowing us to successfully navigate the complex issues that arose along the way. I can confidently say GKB's involvement created significant value for our members; they delivered in every regard for KCBT."

Steven K. Campbell
Chairman of the Board of Directors -The Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri


Scholle Corporation  

"GKB handled a complicated assignment in the sale of two businesses. GKB went above and beyond in terms of effort and diligence, and most importantly they brought a high level of expertise that allowed us to work through the many challenges faced in order to achieve the desired results. The entire team stayed fully engaged in the process until both deals closed. We simply could not have asked for more in terms of GKB's effort, professionalism, commitment, and results."

Jim Middendorf
Vice President - Corporate Development of Scholle Corporation


Scholle Corporation  

"GKB handled a complicated assignment in the sale of two businesses. GKB went above and beyond in terms of effort and diligence, and most importantly they brought a high level of expertise that allowed us to work through the many challenges faced in order to achieve the desired results. The entire team stayed fully engaged in the process until both deals closed. We simply could not have asked for more in terms of GKB's effort, professionalism, commitment, and results."

Jim Middendorf
Vice President - Corporate Development of Scholle Corporation


Plastic Enterprises Co., Inc.  

"We wanted to find an advisor that had the necessary expertise and was willing to devote the time and effort required to understand what is special about our team and our business.  We selected George K. Baum and their performance proved our selection was correct.  The consistency, quality, and thoroughness of their effort from the first day of the engagement to closing were unwavering and remarkable.  The GKB team handled all phases of the engagement effectively and with professionalism.  The results attained speak for themselves; we achieved our objectives in every respect."

Chuck Koester
President and Chief Executive Officer
Plastic Enterprises Co., Inc.


SKC Communication Products, Inc.  

"GKB developed a comprehensive understanding of SKC's industry and operations, and did a tremendous job identifying potential partners that could offer the type of strategic and operational support best suited for our needs. As a result of GKB's efforts, we were able to quickly close a transaction that achieved all of the shareholders' objectives."

Tray Vedock
President and Chief Executive Officer
SKC Communication Products, Inc.


Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC  

"George K. Baum provided thorough and insightful advice, strategy and direction throughout the entire process. I underestimated the detail and complexity of these kinds of transactions. GKB efficiently anticipated issues and proposed creative solutions, and diligently worked with me every step of the way to a successful closing. The value they brought to this transaction cannot be overstated."

Jack Surgent
Founder and Managing Member of Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC


Paul Mueller Company (OTCPK:MUEL)  

"GKB truly understood our objectives in the transaction and helped us analyze the future impact of the transaction. With a firm grasp of the details, they were able to provide valuable insight as our Board evaluated the transaction. When it came to finalizing the purchase agreement, GKB ensured that PMC's interests were well represented."

Matt Detelich
Chief Executive Officer and President
Paul Mueller Company


Jami, Inc.  

"Reflecting their thorough review and understanding of our industry, George K. Baum was the only financial advisory firm the board interviewed that identified JSJ as a potential buyer for Jami. That same thoroughness, when combined with GKB's effectiveness in understanding and communicating the Jami story to potential acquirors, resulted in a robust sale process. Ultimately, Jami's strategic combination with JSJ proved to be the best outcome for both my management team and Jami's other shareholders."

Gregg Masenthin
Chief Executive Officer
Jami, Inc.


Branding Iron Holdings, Inc.  

"GKB's focus on the financial details of the transaction and knowledge of the industry helped our team quantify the substantial value created through combining these two leading companies. The Branding Iron team derived significant benefit from the insights of GKB; their input proved essential in helping us close this transaction."

Scott Hudspeth
Chief Operating Officer
Branding Iron Holdings, Inc.


MAC Equipment, Inc.  

"George K. Baum identified and contacted the best potential acquirors for MAC from the U.S. and around the world. After communicating the MAC story in a way that attracted multiple bidders, the team negotiated a transaction with Clyde Process Solutions that contained no financing contingencies and had an expedited timeline to closing. As a result of GKB's efforts, we were able to quickly close a transaction with Clyde that achieved all of the shareholders' objectives and exceeded our valuation expectations."

Gary Cavey
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
MAC Equipment, Inc.


freightquote.com, Inc.  

"George K. Baum listened to the goals that we had for an acquisition search and delivered a highly-structured, thoughtfully-targeted process. Their diligence and professionalism at all stages of the process left me confident in our choice of financial advisor to represent freightquote.com."

Tim Barton
Chief Executive Officer
freightquote.com, Inc.


Collins Industries, Inc. (OTCPK:CNSI)  

"George K. Baum's thoroughness and thoughtfulness favorably positioned Collins as an attractive target for a broad universe of potential acquirors. GKB's attention to detail, effective management of the sale process and negotiating prowess resulted in a high degree of competitive tension at every stage of the sale process. These factors, combined with the Company's strong operating performance, allowed the shareholders to achieve a very favorable outcome in the form of the transaction with Steel Partners and American Industrial Partners."

Don L. Collins
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Collins Industries, Inc.


Staffing Now, Inc.  

"GKB understands the human capital services sector and knows how to maximize value for selling shareholders. I have used them to sell two staffing companies, and I have been delivered top value in both instances through professionally conducted sale processes. Their attention to detail, understanding of the marketplace and overall service delivery were critical in attaining successful outcomes in each process."

Ron Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Staffing Now, Inc.


Advance Food Company, Inc.  

"GKB's specialized knowledge of the protein industry and their familiarity with the activities of key players, such as Smithfield Foods, allowed them to identify and introduce the Quik-to-Fix opportunity to us. Through a deep understanding of the issues and concerns of both parties, George K. Baum was key to structuring a transaction that allowed Advance Food Company to successfully complete the transaction and further our efforts at becoming the unconditional leader in our product categories."

Greg Allen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Advance Food Company, Inc.


T2 Supply, LLC  

"GKB's knowledge and experience proved invaluable to T2 Supply as we analyzed important decisions relative to the future path of our company. Their transaction expertise and commitment to satisfying our key objectives led to an outcome that exceeded our highest expectations."

Jill Phillips
President
T2 Supply, LLC


Eurofins Scientific, Inc. (FP:ERF)  

"Had we not been proactive in the marketplace, Eurofins likely would have missed out on a high-quality acquisition that complemented our service offering to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The professionalism, timeliness and expertise of George K. Baum's professionals sets them apart in the field of potential services providers Eurofins could have used to help us build our business in North America."

Dr. Thomas W. Burnell
Chief Executive Officer
Eurofins Scientific, Inc.


PlattForm Advertising, Inc.  

"George K. Baum provided a level of service above and beyond what I expected from a financial advisor. Their dedication to PlattForm, understanding of our industry and senior-level attention throughout the process set them apart from other service providers. Ultimately, GKB's diligence and expertise were instrumental to the success of our transactions and allowed us to successfully realize our objectives."

Michael Platt
Chief Executive Officer
PlattForm Advertising, Inc.


freightquote.com, Inc.  

"George K. Baum listened to the goals that we had for an acquisition search and delivered a highly-structured, thoughtfully-targeted process. Their diligence and professionalism at all stages of the process left me confident in our choice of financial advisor to represent freightquote.com. Moreover, with our first acquisition involving the intricacies of an ESOP-owned target, I was highly appreciative of GKB's expertise and advice throughout the process."

Tim Barton
Chief Executive Officer
freightquote.com, Inc.


Eurofins Scientific, Inc. (FP:ERF)  

"Had we not been proactive in the marketplace, Eurofins likely would have missed out on a high-quality acquisition that complemented our service offering to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The professionalism, timeliness and expertise of George K. Baum's professionals sets them apart in the field of potential services providers Eurofins could have used to help us build our business in North America."

Dr. Thomas W. Burnell
Chief Executive Officer
Eurofins Scientific, Inc.


PlattForm Advertising, Inc.  

"George K. Baum provided a level of service above and beyond what I expected from a financial advisor. Their dedication to PlattForm, understanding of our industry and senior-level attention throughout the process set them apart from other service providers. Ultimately, GKB's diligence and expertise were instrumental to the success of our transactions and allowed us to successfully realize our objectives."

Michael Platt
Chief Executive Officer
PlattForm Advertising, Inc.


Butler Manufacturing Company (NYSE:BBR)  

"We have relied on the expertise and the professionalism of the George K. Baum team for years. They consistently provide us with superior service, whose hallmarks are senior-level attention, in-depth understanding of our business and our objectives, keen insight supported by rigorous analysis, and professional execution skills that enable them to consistently deliver on their word."

John Holland
Chairman and CEO
Butler Manufacturing Company


Steak-umm Company, LLC  

"We commend George K. Baum for their thoroughness and for the professionalism of their work with Steak-umm. They took the time to understand the relevant aspects of the situation, presented the Company well to buyers, went the extra mile on our behalf and got the job done. They are what we look for and expect from a financial advisor."

Don Jenkins
Co-Head
Main Street Capital Holdings, LLC


Nor-Lake, Inc.  

"George K. Baum organized and effectively managed a strong competitive sale process for Nor-Lake and was instrumental in delivering a valuation that exceeded our expectations."

DuWayne Bakke
President, CEO and Shareholder
Nor-Lake, Inc.


Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:RAWL)  

"Not only did George K. Baum provide invaluable assistance to our Board of Directors in connection with our merger with K2 Inc., but they also assisted us in understanding the entire range of strategic options available to Rawlings and the corresponding implications for shareholder value. Ultimately, by capturing and cultivating strong interest from a number of potential acquirors, we were able to orchestrate a transaction that recognized the premium value of our brand and provided opportunity for growth as part of K2, a leader in the sports equipment market. The insight, experience and execution skill provided by GKB was instrumental in creating this positive outcome for our shareholders."

Stephen M. O'Hara
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.


CTB International Corporation (Nasdaq:CTBC)  

"George K. Baum has been a trustworthy and valued partner throughout the entire life of ASCP's involvement with CTB from helping to take CTB public, to facilitating acquisitions that fueled CTB's growth, to providing an exit for our investors through the successful negotiation of a transaction with Mr. Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. GKB's services were invaluable in seeing that the founding Chocola family and our investors achieved a very substantial return on their initial investment in CTB."

Michael G. Fisch
President
American Securities Capital Partners


LeapNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:LEAP)  

"George K. Baum delivered a transaction that the Special Committee could endorse due both to its fair value and favorable structure. Their ability to orchestrate a competitive process in a difficult market environment and navigate complicated deal circumstances - especially with management as a bidder - was executed very professionally and successfully."

Peter Poli
Chairman of Special Committee
LeapNet, Inc.


PulseCard, Inc.  

"The professionals at George K. Baum took the time to understand the intricacies of PulseCard's niche industry, operations and the diverse needs of the Company's shareholders. That knowledge allowed GKB to negotiate a transaction that satisfied the needs of all shareholders while allowing KCEP to effectively monetize our investment."

Bill Reisler
Managing Director and Co-founder
Kansas City Equity Partners


Century Computer Consultants, Inc.  

"George K. Baum embraced the key goals that I set out at the beginning of the sale process and delivered on them. Their hard work on my behalf, senior-level advice and attention to detail during all phases of the exceptional process, made me very comfortable with my choice of financial advisor and led to an attractive outcome in terms of valuation and timing."

Dennis Baumann
Chief Executive Officer
Century Computer Consultants, Inc.


ContiGroup Companies, Inc.  

"George K. Baum did a great job for ContiGroup. We could not be more pleased with their work on the divestiture of our Animal Nutrition business. They understood our objectives and exceeded our expectations throughout the process. This included the positioning of Wayne Feeds for the market, coordinating interest from multiple parties, assisting us in negotiations of price and contract terms, and completing a highly complex transaction from start to finish in just six months."

Michael J. Zimmerman
Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer
ContiGroup Companies


Marlen Research Corporation  

"From the beginning, I was confident in my choice to work with George K. Baum. They tackled the project with intensity, creativity and excitement. Marlen was very important to my family and me, and GKB's professionalism throughout the process showed me they understood that. Of course, I was also very pleased with the outcome of their sale process, not only in terms of the value received for Marlen and the favorable transaction structure, but also that Marlen employees would continue to have opportunity going forward."

Harold Melcher
Co-Founder and Majority Stockholder
Marlen Research Corporation


Some of the services in certain of the transactions referenced in client testimonials were provided by affiliated entities. Opinions expressed in client testimonials may not be representative of other client experiences, and there is no guarantee of future performance or success.
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