M&A Buyside Advisory Firm

M&A Buyside Deal Origination Services

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What We Do

Buy-side M&A advisory firm, iMerge provides a laser-focused, mission-accomplished, approach to seeking and targeting both off-market and on-market technology-based bolt-on or platform acquisitions that fit your growth objectives.

How We Do

Potential sellers of technology companies are bombarded with “do you want to sell” inquiries daily. Advisors/Bankers/Brokers often sneak their way in without a legitimate buyer.  iMerge brings transparency & longevity to the process.


When We Do

From target development to closing, iMerge will work closely with you as needed to accomplish your deal origination objectives.

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01. Target List Development

As a Buy Side Advisory Firm relying on 20 years of relationships within the technology sector, iMerge’s M&A deal origination firms’ advisors will research, compile and target bolt-on and platform acquisition targets that meet important criteria and objectives.

02. Bolt-On & Platform Targets

Having identified quality acquisition targets, iMerge engages directly with business owners, founders, key shareholders, and investors to determine a willingness to consider strategic exit options.  Provided there is interest, iMerge will further nurture the relationship to determine if its a fit.

03. Ongoing Engagement

iMerge will continue to engage with potential targets who are not presently ready to sell by providing valuable sector content.  Such as trends, transactions and resources to help owners and CEOs gain insight and tools to grow his/her business.

Survey Results

The Numbers Don’t Add Up

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In a survey that iMerge conducted, a large percentage of firms engage with M&A buy side firms, however, buy-side sourced deals ranked the least successful as opposed to internally (33%) or sell-side (43%) generated deals. The M&A buy-side industry has migrated to a “throw spaghetti at the wall” and see what gets bought approach by signing dozens of buy-side agreements. This lack of focus dilutes the effectiveness and focus.  iMerge’s buy-side process is precision focused toward success.


Of Firms & Corporations Pay Buy-Side Fees


but only 24% of buyside firms are successful in delivering a Bolt On or Platform Acquisition

Buy-Side M&A Advisors

A Team Of Professionals

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Michael Gravel

Managing Director

also Buy side advisor, Michael is founder and managing director of iMerge Advisors who brings over 25  years of senior level executive operations, fund raising, private equity, venture capital, M&A and investment banking experience within the technology sector.
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Todd Lorbach

Managing Director

above all Todd Lorbach is a managing director with iMerge Advisors and brings significant transaction expertise with twenty years of experience in software, private equity, negotiation and international strategies.  Prior to iMerge Advisors. also Mr Lorbach spent eight years as the senior international sales and operations executive for Datastream Systems.


What We Do Best 

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Laser focus approach

accordingly Connecting Directly to Potential Sellers Through Referrals, Email, InMail, Snail Mail & Social Media

Business for Sale Monitoring

additionally Monitor Numerous Websites For New Listings That Make Good Platform or Bolt-On Acquistions

Industry Conference Monitoring

albeit Monitor Industry Conferences For Rising Stars & Potential New Disruptive Companies


Sell Side Advisor Outreach

after all Consistently Engage With Sell-Side Firms For Potential First Looks At New Opportunities

Social Media Monitoring

afterwards Monitor Founders, Co-Founders Musings & Writings For Hints They Maybe Ready To Sell

Heatmap Reports

after all Receive A HeatMap Report On Who Is Cool To Hot In Considering An Exit From The Business With Expected Timeline

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