Bridgepoint’s Adam Claypool to Serve on Panel at Upcoming Seed and Venture Forum

August 31, 2015 – Adam Claypool, a Managing Principal of Bridgepoint Merchant Banking, will be a panelist at the upcoming Iowa Venture Capital Association’s Seed and Venture Forum. The Forum will take place during Innovation EXPO 2015, where entrepreneurs will pitch their more-developed business ideas to the panel. The Forum’s panel consists of seed- and venture-stage company experts from across the state and country.

The principals of Bridgepoint Merchant Banking have conducted over $104 billion of M&A and capital raising transactions, including investing or raising nearly $55 million for Iowa companies the last 6 years. Their market and transaction expertise is also reflected in the Bridgepoint Midwest M&A Index. Released quarterly, the report measures corporate merger and acquisition activity in the U.S. Midwest region. To access reports, please visit

“Innovation EXPO showcases Iowa’s strong and expanding entrepreneurial activity,” said Adam Claypool. “The event’s year to year growth is evidence of its popularity.  As in prior years, it is a sincere pleasure to serve on the Seed and Venture Forum with peers from around the Midwest who have extensive venture capital and growth company expertise.”

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Innovation EXPO 2015 will host the Iowa Venture Capital Association’s Seed and Venture Forum at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, IA.

A complete agenda for the conference can be found at

About Bridgepoint Merchant Banking

Bridgepoint Merchant Banking is a lower and middle market investment banking firm. The Bridgepoint team serves clients over their corporate lifecycles by providing merger and acquisition and corporate finance advisory services. In order to offer securities-related Investment Banking Services discussed herein, to include M&A and institutional capital raising, the Principals of Bridgepoint are registered representatives of M&A Securities Group, Inc., an unaffiliated broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. To learn more about Bridgepoint, please visit