M&A Deal Origination Finder Services

Since 2001 Exclusive Focus On the Technology Sector

M&A Deal Origination Firm Specialists in Locating Software, Cloud, Internet & Technology Businesses with Revenues up to $50,000,000

01. Buy-Side Planning

iMerge’s M&A deal origination firms’ advisors will research, advise and provide guidance to private equity firms, family offices, and corporations looking to grow through acquisitions. iMerge will assist in the identification of 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 execute an NDA and gather financial information and other data to enable a preliminary assessment.

03. Transaction

Since every firm’s needs vary, iMerge will work to assist as directed by working closely with associates, analysts and managing directors to assess the opportunity, coordinate, IOIs, LOI’s and due diligence.  In addition, iMerge will arrange and attend meetings with the target.

Survey Results

The Numbers Don’t Add Up

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 towards 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

Michael Gravel

Managing Director

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.

Todd Lorbach

Managing Director

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, Mr. Lorbach spent eight years as the senior international sales and operations executive for Datastream Systems.


What We Do Best


Laser focus approach

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

Business for Sale Monitoring

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

Industry Conference Monitoring

Monitor Industry Conferences For Rising Stars & Potential New Disruptive Companies


Sell Side Advisor Outreach

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

Social Media Monitoring

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

Heatmap Reports

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

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