Proven Track Record

DEG has a successful track record of providing M&A advisory services to the industry's leading companies ranging from industry consolidators, major oil companies and regional operators.


Junior Foods QSRs

Carl's Jr

Have been acquired by

Undisclosed Client

Regions Bank

Debt Consolidation

Lead Financial Advisor

Contract buyout / Debranding agreement

Strategic Advisor

Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Corp.

Senior debt financing for 25 QSRs.

Financial Advisor
Coast Oil Company

Non-dilutive equity placement

Financial Consultant

Griffin Express, Inc.

10 stand-alone restaurant rollouts

Huddle House
Lead Manager

Griffin Petro, Inc.

Fuel Supply Agreement

Lead Advisor

Undisclosed Client

Phillips 66
Exclusive Financing Consultant

Fuel Supply Agreement

Lead Negotiator
First Bank

Senior Debt Raise

Lead Manager

Macadoodles, Inc.


Senior debt negotiation

Lead Consultant

has sold their Jiffy Lube portfolio to

jiffylube multicare

Allied Lube

Sell-Side Advisor

What clients are saying

Not too long ago, our balance sheet was not sufficient for meeting our short and long-term organizational goals. Our debt to credit ratio was impacting our good standing and how we operated. Lean budgets and mounting debt from past transactions was diminishing our good name in the marketplace. DEG and its team of expert advisors helped us consolidate debt, restructure and become the thriving business we initially set out to become.

Blake L.
Marketing Director

Business valuation and strategic planning used to be a great challenge for us internally. Thankfully, a member of our leadership team had worked with Steve Griffin (DEG) and his team, in years past on a number of transactions. Highly recommended, we gave them a shot and they haven’t let us don’t once. Steve and his team have proven themselves time and again, filling a significant knowledge gap we didn’t know existed.

Anthony G.
VP of Legal Counsel

Our firm’s strategy is a growth by acquisition model. For years, we had trouble finding advisors as analytical and data/analytics focused as we are. DEG is a different type of M&A firm and one we are proud to partner with. The transparency, proactive communication and attention to detail is exactly what our business requires. We count on DEG to have our backs and represent our best interests throughout each transaction/engagement.

Joanne R.
Chief Financial Officer