Ridgecrest Advisors is an investment banking and business consulting firm dedicated to helping technology consulting firms dramatically increase enterprise value. Ridgecrest Advisors helps clients in these core areas:

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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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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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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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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Fairness Opinions:

We utilize our extensive understanding of technology consulting firm valuation and transaction structure norms to provide fairness opinions to the boards of directors of both buyers and sellers in acquisitions.

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Business Valuations:

Our Business Value Assessment (“BVA”) offering provides technology consulting firms with a quick, professional estimate of their enterprise values. We leverage our deep understanding of industry valuation drivers, obtained through 15 years of transaction experience, to drive our analyses.

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