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

Posted in In The News By Margaret Cobb

Ponte Vedra, FL – December 11, 2013 – We are pleased to announce that Harbor View Advisors has been selected as a finalist for the 12th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.

Harbor View was recognized by an independent panel of judges in the category of “Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year” for its distinctive “On-Demand Corporate Development” offering, in addition to the successful completion of several notable transactions.

Harbor View engages in unique “On-Demand Corporate Development” for clients to rapidly launch an acquisition and divestiture process. Harbor View works with client teams throughout the full lifecycle of corporate development in three key ways: 1) integrating the “buy-side” into the corporate strategy; 2) engaging in target pursuits; and 3) quarterbacking transactions through to successful closure. The firm provides this strategic outsourcing service to both large and mid-size technology and services companies.

Notable client engagements contributing to Harbor View’s selection as a finalist for the M&A Advisor Awards include: SelectMinds, based in New York, NY, a leading provider of cloud-based social talent sourcing and corporate alumni management applications. SelectMinds was acquired by Oracle in 2012. Verifications, Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, a leading provider of onboarding services including background and drug screening to the small and mid-sized company marketplace. Verifications, Inc. was acquired by First Advantage in 2013.
Harbor View Advisors served as exclusive financial advisor to both SelectMinds and Verifications, Inc.

Judging for Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year is based on the firm’s profile including industry specializations, the firm’s unique attributes and the firm’s impact in the M&A industry.

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 dealmakers in the investment banking industry. This year, Harbor View was selected from a collection of 675 companies. Winners will be announced at the 2013 M&A Advisor Summit, to be held at the New York Athletic Club later this month.

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.