Strategic Decisions & Alternatives

What’s next?  What key decision are you thinking about?  Are you sure that your business is going to continue creating value and be worth more tomorrow than today?

Maybe, you’ve gotten to a certain stage or place in the life of your business and you need to make a critical decision.  Maybe you’ve been approached by private equity investors or bankers wanting to invest or lend money to you.  Or maybe you need to make that next big investment to grow your company ….but you’re just not confident or sure of the right thing to do for you, your customers and your employees?

View the sections below where we share some of our experiences, resources and a discussion about the process we use that provides objectivity and analysis so you can take that next-step or make that strategic decision with clarity and confidence.


The Strategy Navigator® is our proven service for solving tough issues and making strategic decisions. The section below titled “Approach” provides details.

  • What We Do
  • Approach
  • Client Results
  • Testimonials
  • Insights

Solid decision-making, sound strategy and an objective perspective are part of creating and growing value for the owners of privately held companies.  High Rock Partners views its Strategy practice and frameworks as foundational to helping its clients.  Engineering corporate value and leading corporate development are core to our business.

We use our proven approach to strategy development and problem solving to provide clarity and confidence in:

  • Strategic decisions & direction
  • Growth strategies & positioning
  • Exit strategies & transition plans
  • Financing strategies & options
  • Turnaround plans
  • Valuation & performance optimization

Strategy is taking a long-term view of what you are trying to accomplish, integrating the dynamics specific to a particular company and to its industry, developing a set of initiatives to achieve a particular future position, and then distilling it down into bite-size activities and actions, that in an appropriate sequence, allow you to meet your objectives …in other words, strategy is the set of decisions defining the activities that positions your company advantageously relative to your rivals.

Our strategy development and strategic problem solving is based on an overriding theme of value creation for the shareholders of our client companies using our proven Strategy Navigator® service.


Among other activities, we work with you and your team to:

  • Explore and define your company’s long-term objectives
  • Develop, analyze and evaluate potential scenarios to achieve those objectives. This includes developing financial and operating models to use in measuring and guiding ongoing performance and outcomes
  • Develop detailed action plans for implementation
  • Obtain strategic resources to support implementation
  • Establish an internal working knowledge of the strategic management process

If desired and appropriate, our team can lead or assist implementation of initiatives to affect the strategy.

Strategy Acquisitions

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The undersigned provided strategic and financial advisory services to the Institute of Robotic Process Automation in connection with the acquisition of The IT Project Board


The IT Project Board

Strategy Exits

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The undersigned provided financial and strategic advisory services to Credit Risk Management in connection with the merger mentioned above


CRM and Upland Merge

Strategy Acquisitions





The undersigned provided financial and strategic advisory services to Nexus Global Business Solutions, Inc. in connection with the acquisition mentioned above


Nexus Global acquires OMCS

Strategy Acquisitions

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The undersigned provided financial and strategic advisory services to Electrical Equipment Co in connection with the acquisition mentioned above


Electrical Equipment – Williams

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Aegis Performance

"High Rock Partners was extremely helpful in developing a buyout strategy and acquiring investors for our team.  They took, what seemed to us, an overwhelming impossibility and made it a reality.  Kenneth and Buddy were extremely patient and spent a lot time and energy in helping us with our transaction.  They broke down every piece of the complicated transaction, into easy-to-understand steps and explained the reasoning behind it in terms that we could understand.   There was never a doubt that they had our best interests in mind and their efforts demonstrated their personal commitment to our team.  To us, they have become more than M&A Advisors – they are trusted friends"

Ken Jarvis, Co-found & Member

Strategy Acquisitions

Mount Olive Pickle Company

"As a privately held company, Mount Olive periodically has requests to assist in providing liquidity for our shareholders.  High Rock Partners assisted our financial management team in identifying and evaluating share purchase strategies.  Kenneth and Buddy combined their broad business experience with a flexible, tailored approach that allowed our team to achieve its objectives through a cost effective engagement."

Bill Bryan, Executive Chairman, Mount Olive Pickle Company, Inc.

Strategy Exits Financing

3-C Institute for Social Development

“Our work with High Rock Partners significantly accelerated our team’s ability to make crucial strategic decisions, putting us on a path for growth we could not have achieved on our own.  Engaging with Kenneth and Buddy provided a shot of adrenaline to my company’s executive team, re-energizing and re-engaging everyone.  Through our work with High Rock Partners, we now have a much clearer vision of what is possible—and a much greater understanding of how to get there.”

Melissa E. DeRosier, PhD, President and Director, 3-C Institute for Social Development

Strategy Financing


“High Rock Partners provided extremely valuable assistance to me over the past year.  The interaction was always intense as we explored the depths of issues and worked to fully understand possible root causes that were holding me and my team back.  Once we knew the problem, the coaching was insightful and expanded my perspective of possible actions that I could take to help grow my business.  Having a partner with significant business experience enabled me to trust that our collaboration was efficient and well-grounded in proven solutions.  Their network proved vast as they helped me connect with other business partners that I didn’t even know existed.  I grew, my company grew and I felt that I could trust them to help me solve almost any problem in any area of my business.”

Earl W. Philmon, Chief Executive Officer, NDSL Group Ltd.

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HRP Strategy Navigator

Strategy Navigator


Value Creation

Value Creation


Doing the Deal on Your Terms

Article from the AICPA's Corporate Finance Insider  - Doing the Deal on Your Terms

Strategy Exits

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Contact Us

High Rock Partners, Inc.
8601 Six Forks Rd
Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27615

Our Mission be the go-to advisors for M&A projects and strategic problem solving for the shareholders of emerging growth and middle-market companies

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