Merrimack Group

Merrimack Group specializes in providing highly ethical, confidential and efficient mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

We have advised buyers and sellers on 19 completed transactions ranging from $1 million to $300 million, collectively valued at $800 million. Industry experience includes biotechnology, software, electro-optical products and industrial products.



Mergers and Acquisitions – Buy-Side Advisory

  • Acquisition strategy development
  • Target identification, screening and outreach
  • Valuation
  • Due diligence
  • BOD approval materials
  • Negotiation
  • Closing
  • Post-merger integration

Mergers and Acquisitions – Sell-Side Advisory

  • Adjusted EBITDA analysis
  • Valuation
  • Information memoranda
  • Buyer identification, screening and outreach
  • Marketing
  • Non-disclosure agreement management
  • Due diligence management
  • Bidding process management
  • Management presentation preparation and coaching
  • Negotiation
  • BOD approval materials
  • Closing

Strategic Alliances

  • Technology licenses
  • Marketing and distribution agreements
  • Co-development agreements

Strategy Consulting

  • Research
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Strategy development
  • Planning process facilitation


Geoffrey Ling, MBA


  • M. Eng. University of Leeds (UK)
  • MBA University of Chicago

​Professional Experience

  • 20+ years of investment banking and corporate development M&A experience
  • Industry experience spans foodservice products, life sciences, software, robotics, aerospace and defense, optics, electrical products, industrial products, energy and distribution.
  • Advised Fortune 500 companies including Eaton Corporation and Cooper Industries, as well as portfolio companies of private equity firms including The Sterling Group and The Carlyle Group
  • ​Extensive international experience, including six transactions with companies or subsidiaries outside the US
  • Led the investor relations function for a NASDAQ-listed company
  • Leadership experience includes managing a $250MM product line and a team of talented engineers

Selected Accomplishments

  • 19 closed transactions valued at $800 million, including 15 on the buy side
  • Divested a manufacturing business in 60 days in an accelerated structured sale process
  • Managed 4 acquisition integrations
  • Launched highly profitable new products that generated annual revenues of approximately $100MM
  • Launched a highly profitable distribution business that grew to $50MM in revenues
  • 5 US Patents