“Combining (Scotts Miracle-Gro subsidiary) Hawthorne’s industry-leading product portfolio with Sunlight’s unparalleled distribution capabilities and complementary portfolio will benefit consumers and all stakeholders in the hydroponic marketplace. It reinforces our confidence in the future of this industry and takes Hawthorne to a new level as a business with unique competitive advantages.”
Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs with Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
“Orca Capital helped us find the right strategic partner in an evolving market. They really did a good job of identifying all of the best synergies, contacting the key decision makers, and assisting with the presentations and closing. All this while we were running a fast growth business—without disrupting our workforce. In the end, all parties were happy with the results.”
“Norm did an excellent job selling our technology company in 2006. We found him very easy to work with throughout the process, always respectful of our wishes and interests, patient in explaining things.
We really came to value his judgement, pragmatism, and calming demeanor that more than once kept the deal on track during potentially contentious stages of the negotiations. But I recommend him most highly of all for his absolute personal integrity that always gave us a level of comfort with his advice, and removed a lot of stress from the very stressful process of selling a business”
“Norm is a well-known professional with an extensive network who has sophisticated business strategy skills. I would want him to represent me in a liquidity event if I were fortunate enough to have that opportunity again.
I highly recommend Norm Duffett as a business counselor, liquidity getter, BS eliminator and friend to anyone who is running a business today.”
Former President, Danube Technologies
“I had heard of Norm Duffett's reputation from some of the great work he did in selling BLT Technologies. Then, as a Board member, I witnessed his skill in action as he steered Stormwater Management through raising capital, then selling the company. That led to my recommending him to my partner for the sale of our company. The end result was 3 qualified buyers brought to the table, positioning us for our best price and terms, and we chose the fastest to close. We were extremely pleased with the experience of working with Norm and his colleagues.”
Former Chairman, Pacific Coast Restaurants
“Norm Duffett and Orca Capital were of significant assistance to Stormwater Management, Inc...Overall Norm and his colleagues are highly professional, easy to work with and communicate well. He is an excellent addition to any company's efforts to build their financial foundation and/or sell the company.”
Former President, Stormwater Management, Inc.
“Orca created a highly effective Business Summary and provided the RuleSpace management team with outstanding advice during the negotiation of the purchase price and the major terms of the transaction. Orca’s participation in the process led to the rapid development of a Letter Of Intent that was highly beneficial to both parties.
I highly recommend Orca Capital.”
Former President & CEO of RuleSpace, LLC