Harbor View Advisors Selected as a Finalist for International M&A Advisor Awards

Posted in In The News By Margaret Cobb

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Cambridge, MA – September 12, 2012 - Harbor View Advisors is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as a finalist for the 4th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards.

Harbor View was recognized by an independent panel of judges in four categories including “M&A Deal of the Year” for the successful completion of the acquisition of Sonar6 by Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD). Harbor View Advisors served as exclusive financial advisor to Sonar6 in the transaction, which was completed on April 5, 2012.

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, Sonar6 is a leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions serving small businesses globally. The acquisition combined two of the talent management industry’s most innovative technology providers and allowed Cornerstone to strengthen its ability to serve clients of all sizes. Sonar6’s innovative, graphical approach to talent management has won numerous accolades, including Gartner’s “Cool Vendors” and HR Executive magazine’s list of “Top Ten HR Products.”

Judging for M&A Deal of the Year is based on quantitative factors such as transaction value, enhanced market value and enhanced shareholder value.  Qualitative factors include deal logic, creativity displayed by deal teams in overcoming transaction challenges and benefits provided to the seller and buyer in the transaction such as market repositioning, process improvement and job retention or job creation.

The M&A Advisor uses the research services of Pitchbook and S&P Capital IQ to access both real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions and people that are represented in the nomination submissions.  An independent committee of cross-border M&A industry business leaders will judge all finalist nominations.  The judging will be conducted in a Merrill DataSite virtual dataroom using exclusive and trusted technology to ensure that all eligible nominations are processed and evaluated securely and confidentially.

Each year, M&A Advisor recognizes the leading transactions and deal-makers in the investment banking industry. This year, Harbor View and the other finalists were selected from a collection of 228 international nominations representing over 400 companies. Winners will be announced at the 4th Annual International M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Wednesday, October 10th in New York, New York.

Harbor View Advisors provides M&A advisory, turnkey corporate development and strategic consulting to software and technology-enabled business services companies. Our unique approach combines the strategic thinking of a consulting firm with the execution experience of an investment bank to provide clients with the full spectrum of guidance they need to achieve their goals. Whether you are seeking a path to liquidity for your business or are looking to strengthen your corporate development program, we work with your leadership team to solve your toughest challenges.