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December 15, 2000
On behalf of the shareholders, the management team, and the ATA employees I would like to thank you and Mark Van Heuvel for the successful international M & A work that resulted in ATA Incorporated, being acquired by Telelogic AB of Sweden. The acquisition enables ATA now to be a member of the world-leading supplier of solutions for real-time software development, configuration management, and requirements management. We firmly believe the acquisition will be extremely beneficial to both parties.
Your assistance throughout the entire M & A process including securing outstanding legal counsel, securing the initial letter of intent, along with spearheading participation in ongoing negotiations was instrumental in making this transaction happen. Your dedicated effort, the attention to detail, ability to work with the various stakeholders throughout the process, and your expert advice was very much appreciated.
In addition, I would like to thank you for opening up the doors for future beneficial relationships with other leading software companies for potential licensing and partnering relationships. We are very confident these relationships will provide further benefits to our company.
I hope to have the opportunity to work with the both of you again. I would be very pleased to be a reference at any point in time.
Alexander J. Polack President
August 12, 2000
To Whom It May Concern:
We want to express our appreciation for the contribution that Rick Piper made to the closing of our recent purchase of Deluxe Ice Cream Company, a family-owned ice cream manufacturing company in Salem, Oregon.
The transaction was structured as an asset purchase, and so required various consents and transfers of permits and contract rights. Rick was creative and tireless in obtaining these items in a timely manner.
The various family shareholders of the company did not always agree. Rick did a marvelous job in helping the family work together, resolve issues and respond to the needs of the transaction in a timely manner.
The capital structure of the purchase was complicated. Rick did a good job educating the sellers about the issues that were unique to our structure and helping them understand and accept some difficult to understand components of our structure.
In sum, Rick's effectiveness was critical to making our transaction happen. When you work hard to make a transaction occur, you need the help of people who are practical and persistent and who thereby make things happen. Rick is such a person. We recommend him highly.
Very truly yours,
OUTLOOK FOODS CORPORATION
January 29, 1998
Thank you for a job well done. You and your group helped Bejed work its way through a really tough situation.
Reconciling all the facets of a corporate buy out is always a challenge. The decisions on how and how much are never easy to make. With your help, we were able to get it through the transition in a minimum amount of time and with far less emotional problems then I anticipated.
As a result of your involvement, Bejed is doing very well now. We have a lot of work ahead refacing of our business, but it is obvious that the future is going to be profitable and long lasting for Bejed.
If a future need arises for the kind of services that you and The Piper Group offer, you can be assured that we will call.
Sincerely, John Dannenmann – President Bejed, Inc.
January 31, 1994
I just wanted to write and thank you again for introducing Pat and me to Pacific Drilling Supply. Your role as broker was pivotal in our consummation of the purchase. The preliminary fact-gathering and analysis you provided greatly simplified our due diligence process.
In our first year of operation of the company, we saw gross sales increase by 27%. We are projecting an additional 25% or greater increase in sales this year. Our profit margin has also improved substantially.
We look forward to utilizing your services in the future in expanding the business through targeted acquisitions.
Yours Very Truly,
PACIFIC DRILLING SUPPLY, INC.
Gary D. Putnam, President
February 22, 1985
The purpose of this letter is to officially go on record for you, and anyone who might be concerned, concerning the business transaction which we just concluded.
I wish to advise that you conducted yourself in a very professional manner and collected what I felt to be one of the finest presentations of a company that I have been exposed to. I can, without qualification, recommend you to anyone who would be in search of acquisition assistance.
If there is anything that I might be able to do, either now or in the future, to assist you in any of your future endeavors, please feel free to call on me.
Best personal regards,
Kenneth L. Rogers