I wrote an article a while back, Investment Banking and Chemical MA.
I was reading through my articles and noticed that the Valence Group is a chemical advisory. But what is a chemical advisory, and more importantly, how does that relate to chemical mergers and acquisitions, and specifically, investments?
We already know that the Valence Group is a a chemical investment bank, so how does that work, with being a chemical advisory?
I spent some times on their site, to answer this question and it really is quite simple. They advise people on the transactions, whether you are the investor, the company acquiring, or the company being acquired, the Valence Group has expertise.
Now, I’m sure some of you are wondering how much a company would know about the industry, “I mean, after all, they are basically ‘bankers.’”
No, not exactly. When a person spends enough time in an industry, they gain expertise in that industry. Now, I’m guessing that there is more to it than that with the Valence Group, but even if the exposure to the industry is minimal, once someone enters into an industry, diligently, they can’t help but acquire knowledge, at least, by osmosis of being in that industry.
Let me put it to you this way. I have been in technology for more years that I would like to admit to you. However, I came to the financial industry six years ago and now I am an expert in the area of financial industry technology, because I understand the industry enough to know what is best as far as technology. I am only one person on the “team” and there are others who come with a different background, to add to that mix. Does that mean that I want to be the trader? No, but I want to support the trader in helping him or her to be the best trader possible using my knowledge of technology.
In the same way, the Valence group, specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the chemical industry have become experts in their field of being qualified to serve in an independent advisory capacity on boards related to chemicals and materials, and M&A.
Disclaimer: For SEC purposes, please let me remind you that I am not licensed in the area of offering you any investment advice. Not only that, but I am not personally knowledgeable in the area of giving investment advice. So, please, do your due diligence for your sake and do not rely on me to point you to the “sure thing” as far as your money goes. I can give you advice on how to build an information technology infrastructure that will support your investment firm in the most efficient, SEC-compliant manner (for a price, of course), and I can recommend which personal computer you may want to buy, but, I am *not* an investment banker. I just like working with them.