Your resource for invaluable insight into investment banking and the M&A space. Through honest conversations with industry thought leaders, business pioneers, and innovators, we pull back the curtain and give you the inside scoop on trends in our targeted industries and provide you with the tools to better position your company in today's market.
7MA provides specialized investment banking and advisory services to Business Services and Technology firms, and select industries including Infrastructure and Energy Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Consumer, and Financial technology. As a close-knit team with a long history together and a laser focus on our target markets, we help our clients sell their companies, raise private capital, grow through acquisitions, and evaluate new markets. With a senior-level advisor managing every deal team, our clients get deep industry expertise every step of the way. [The views and opinions expressed on this show do not necessarily represent 7 Mile Advisors as a whole. Securities offered through 7M Securities, LLC - member FINRA / SIPC.]
When Are You Ready For an Exit? Knowing When It’s Time to Sell Your Business
On this episode of Deal Talk with 7MA, Leroy provides invaluable insights for entrepreneurs who want to sell, particularly when intellectual property assets are part of the deal. He also shares about how to prepare yourself mentally to pass the torch on to someone else.
“As an owner, are you ready to hand the keys to somebody else and give up control? That’s a big deal.”
Zilker Technology Rides the Wave of E-commerce Demand
On this episode of Deal Talk with 7MA, 7 Mile Advisors Senior Associate Sydney Scadden sits down with Rob and Sean to talk about selling their company to Ernst & Young in October 2020.
Zilker entered the deal process with a clear picture of what was most important — finding a good cultural fit between their company and the buyer — and how they would guide their 300+ employees through the decision.
Hindsight 2020 - 7 Mile's Partners Reflect On A Milestone Year
2020 was quite a year. Despite unprecedented setbacks and volatility, business moved and deals took place.
On this episode of Deal Talk with 7MA, the firm’s Founding Partners Andy Johnston, Tripp Davis, and Leroy Davis review major transactions from the past year and discuss market opportunities that arose over 2020.
Investment Banking and the M&A Space in 2020
On this episode of Deal Talk with 7MA, Managing Director Ben Lunka joins us to provide an update on the M&A market over the course of this exceptional year. This episode is part of a series recorded during the ACCESS 2020 Event.
In this episode, Ben discusses how the M&A market has navigated COVID-19, general market trends and themes we saw over the course of the year, particular segments of the market that the 7 Mile team focuses on, and where we see the market trending from an M&A activity evaluation and volume standpoint.
How to Determine if a Partner is Right for You
Jeff Vogel, Partner at Court Square Capital Partners; Jared Ruger, Partner at Bertram Capital; and Iveshu Bhatia, Managing Director of Private Equity at Audax Group, can all agree on one important piece of advice: your partner matters more than the cost of capital, so be honest with them.
“Things that allow you to communicate well will fundamentally come from having command of your business and being honest about where you're good, where you're bad and what you need help with,” Iveshu says. “There's a partner for everyone that's out there. … As long as you communicate clearly and honestly, you will be able to find the right partner for you.”
Ready to Merge? Signs That Your Company Cultures Align
Scott Kaplan, Director of Corporate Development at S4 Capital, and Blake Clifton, Head of Corporate Development at Cognizant, are both overseeing M&A at people-based organizations, which requires a commitment to effective communication and culture.
In this episode of Deal Talk with 7MA, Scott and Blake discuss effective transitional strategies, how to know when a deal is right for both parties and how maintaining an open line of communication is crucial in M&A.