Business Consulting

Our Enterprise Value Optimization program helps technology consulting clients improve relative performance visibility, increase profit margins and reduce business risk. With our extensive experience from evaluating hundreds of consultancies while running acquisition programs, we bring unique insight into key performance indicator benchmarks and best practices of highly profitable firms.

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Buy-side M&A Advisory

We help technology consulting clients increase enterprise value by successfully executing transactions which fortify, extend or transform their businesses. Our principals have run three of the most active acquisition programs in the sector over the last 15 years and bring deep insight into full lifecycle M&A efforts

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Private Placements

Our ability to successfully raise capital allows our technology consulting clients to build value through funded strategic investment and reduce personal financial risk by realizing partial liquidity on their ownership positions. We have extensive relationships with private equity and debt financing providers who have experience and/or interest in the technology consulting sector.

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Sell-side M&A Advisory

We help technology consulting clients achieve premium valuations with attractive deal structures through a process that emphasizes speed and risk mitigation. Our deep industry expertise, expansive relationships with the buyer community and unmatched understanding of the perspectives of acquiring firms provide a unique ability to execute optimal transactions.

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Welcome to Ridgecrest Advisors

Ridgecrest Advisors is an investment banking and business consulting firm dedicated to helping technology consulting firms dramatically increase enterprise value. We bring together world class expertise in M&A advisory, business consulting and private placement services with a unique focus entirely on the technology consulting sector. The result is a compelling value proposition to our clients

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Recent Transactions

Perficient Acquires Clarity

St. Louis, MO – June 23, 2017 – Ridgecrest Advisors announced today that its client, Perficient, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRFT), the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000…

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Barkley Acquires XperienceLab

St. Louis, MO – March 9, 2017 – Ridgecrest Advisors announced today that its client, XperienceLab LLC, a leading experience transformation management consultancy…

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Recent Blog Posts

Moneyball and the Flow-Through Entity Seller

For those who haven’t read the book or seen the movie, Moneyball is a story of a baseball team seeking ...

An Interview with SharePoint Consultancy CEO Mike Steadman

As I’ve written elsewhere in Above the Clouds, focus is critical to successfully building enterprise value, particularly among small-to-mid-sized consulting ...

Review of Gartner’s “How Cloud Sourcing is Changing the IT Services Market” Webinar

It will come as no surprise to readers of this blog that the topic of the Cloud has received its ...

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