Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Woods Rogers Forms 'Guidance' Firm

Woods Rogers PLC and Gregory W. Feldmann (right) have announced the formation of Skyline Capital Strategies, LLC, a business advisory firm offering strategic guidance to financial institutions and middle-market companies.

Skyline Capital Strategies will be led by Feldmann, former president and CEO of StellarOne Bank. He has more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance, board and executive leadership positions.

Skyline will provide advisory services in such areas as corporate finance, business strategy and mergers and acquisitions to assist management teams, boards and business owners make strategic decisions about how to grow their companies and how to finance that growth.

The new venture also will serve as an independent advisor on matters related to shareholder value management, ownership changes, reorganizations and re-capitailizations.

“We recognized a need in the marketplace for an experienced business advisor backed by a full-service law firm that can provide companies with the combined expertise and resources to confront the many challenges in today’s economy,” says Nicholas C. Conte, Chairman of the Board of Woods Rogers.

“Our ultimate goal is to support business decision-makers by providing independent, data-driven advice to help them make critical strategic decsions about growing, strengthening and perpetuating their companies,” Feldmann says. “In consolidating industries like commercial banking, for example, it has become more important than ever for executive management teams and boards to routinely assess strategic options in order to determine the best long-term strategy for increasing shareholder value. It is more important than ever for boards and executive management teams to be vigilant about strategic growth alternatives and performance.”

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