Bridgepoint Merchant Banking, a Midwest-based investment banking and private equity firm with offices in Omaha and Lincoln, NE and Des Moines, IA, has formed a strategic alliance with Oliver Investment Banking (OIB), a full-service boutique investment bank located in Denver, Colorado. Bill Oliver, principal of OIB, has over 15 years of mergers & acquisition experience and a proven track record of successful deal closings, primarily with manufacturing and construction companies. By joining forces with OIB, Bridgepoint now has additional resources to add value for business owners across a broader Midwest-focused footprint, including the Mountain West area.
“OIB has extensive and close relationships in the Mountain West that will help Bridgepoint expand its presence West and give us the opportunity to serve more clients together,” said Matt Plooster, Managing Principal of Bridgepoint. “We’ve found that Mountain West companies have a need for Wall-Street level advisory services and connectivity to institutional capital, very similar to their counterparts in Nebraska, Iowa and surrounding Midwest states.”
The principals of both firms have a common broker-dealer in the M&A Securities Group, Inc., an unaffiliated broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC, which seamlessly facilitates collaborating to help clients achieve their M&A and capital raising objectives.