Securities: Advisory

Guggenheim Securities provides thoughtful and independent advice to public and private companies, governments and other institutions. We are known for our extensive experience working on complex situations.

Having successfully differentiated ourselves in the marketplace, we are known for:

Thought Leadership.

We anticipate trends and changes in competitive dynamics within industries, and proactively advise our clients on how to exploit these factors. In addition, we are highly experienced in meeting our clients’ objectives by creating unique transaction structures to bridge buyer and seller concerns.

Strong Relationships.

We have strong relationships with virtually all of the leading companies and investors within the industries in which we focus. Our broad network of relationships enables us to provide our clients with an informed perspective on industry and market trends, as well as thoughtful strategic ideas.

Analytical Approach.

We substantiate our advice and theses through our rigorous analytical approach. Our analyses are anchored on macro, industry and situation specific examinations. The advice we offer to clients incorporates a focus on value creation from both a company and shareholder perspective.

Transactional Experience.

We have extensive transaction experience and have worked on major, industry shaping transactions. Over the last decade, our senior bankers have advised on more than $1 trillion in announced transactions.

Trusted Advice.

We have assembled a team of highly skilled, experienced and trusted advisors. We offer differentiated advice and add strategic value for our clients in both their executive suites and board rooms. We help clients maintain focus in high stakes situations and are willing to tell a client to walk away from a deal if we believe that is the best answer.


Recent Transactions

February 2014

Financial advisor to Coastal Contacts, Inc. in connection with its sale to Essilor International SA
Status: Pending
Value: C$430 million

January 2014

Financial advisor to Advanced Refreshment LLC in connection with its sale to Niagara Bottling LLC
Status: Closed
Value: Undisclosed

January 2014

Exclusive financial advisor to Digitalsmiths Corp. in connection with its sale to TiVo, Inc.
Status: Closed
Value: $135 million

January 2014

Financial advisor to AmTrust Financial on its acquisition of the renewal rights and assets of the commercial lines insurance operations of Tower Group International, Ltd in connection with ACP Re Ltd's Acquisition of Tower Group International, Ltd.
Status: Pending
Value: ~$125 million

December 2013

Financial advisor to Sycamore Partners on its acquisition of The Jones Group
Status: Pending
Value: $2.2 billion

December 2013

Exclusive financial advisor to Tribune Co. in connection with its acquisition of Gracenote, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony
Status: Closed
Value: $170 million

All Recent Transactions