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XLCS Partners is an independent investment banking firm providing M&A advisory, capital raising, and debt advisory for select clients globally.

Business owners, private equity funds and corporations seek us out for truthful, selfless advice when considering selling their companies, making strategic acquisitions, recapitalizing with a private equity sponsor, or raising debt or equity capital. We are passionate about our clients’ businesses and work tirelessly on their behalf.

The success of every single project is a firmwide priority, with each transaction led by a senior-level professional and seasoned deal team. With roots reaching back three decades, XLCS’ Senior Investment Bankers are tenacious negotiators known for conducting hyper-competitive, confidential sales processes resulting in exceptional valuations for its clients.

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dedicated experts

XLCS provides senior-level attention, decades of experience, accountability, selectiveness, and the relentless pursuit of success.

competitive process

With a running average of 17 offers per completed project, XLCS’ sales process efficiently harnesses the ultra-competitive M&A market to raise valuations while protecting confidentiality. 


XLCS is proud of its independence and has no affiliation with any lenders, accounting firms or wealth advisors allowing us to provide pure advisory without conflicts.


As a member of GCG International, a Zurich, Switzerland based premier network of M&A advisors, XLCS serves a truly global client base with robust cross-border experience.

“Joe Contaldo and the XLCS team were awesome during the transaction. I felt he was truly looking out for the best interests of me and my family. He provided valuable insight and guidance throughout the process and is now considered a trusted friend.”

German Alvarez
AVI Aviation

“Working with Joe and his team was quite remarkable. Being new to this, he guided us through this process with professionalism, much knowledge and a lot of experience. He worked diligently alongside us, at all times. Joe and his team exceeded our expectations.”

Rafael Fuentes and Ann Justiz
Safe Fuel Systems, Inc

“Selling a company can be a daunting, complicated process that will have significant consequences if not transacted properly. Anthony Contaldo and the team managed the complexity and the “ups and downs” that inevitably occurred in the process. Their approach to insightful strategizing, intelligent marketing, and impactful problem solving added tremendous value.”

Jack Zibell
Integrated Packaging Machinery

“Bob Contaldo and his staff are very professional and have an excellent formula for success. After making the commitment and Bob explaining the process, his team worked at a very high level to produce an overwhelming list of qualified potential buyers for our company. From start to close his team kept us on track and negotiated the best possible sale we could have imagined. Bob has the disposition and personality to make a complicated process move along smoothly and successfully. ”

George Connell
Right Pointe Company


  • To obtain the highest value and best buyer for your company.
  • To put together a transaction that stays good for you, the generations that follow, and the employees that remain.
  • To always keep your best interests at the center of our thoughts and actions.
  • To give honest and reliable advice at every waypoint.
  • To be fully engaged and personally invested in your project.
  • To commit the fullest extent of our corporate resources to your project.
  • To represent your company and shareholders with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.