A business acquisition can be the start of a new career for a transitioning entrepreneur, part of an accelerated corporate development plan aimed at market share gain or diversification or finding that platform or add-on company that is a perfect fit for your portfolio. Regardless of your goal, CIA members have a solution to your buy-side advisory needs.

While many boutique M&A firms providing buy-side services rely on limited networks or cold outreach, CIA has a physical nationwide presence of industry experts that allows us to produce at an accelerated rate. Additionally, we have access to the leading digital tools and resources to mine and screen acquisition targets and unlock hidden M&A value.

U.S. & Beyond

Advisors throughout the U.S. with relationships worldwide.

Team Based Production

Each mandate gains the true benefit of service by a large aligned team, not a single banker.

Lower Middle Market Focused

Proven to identify value within a market segment that many others simply don’t work in.

CIA understands that the needs of buyers vary.  Serving private equity, corporate and individual buyers requires a flexible process and nuanced understanding of each categories needs.  We consider ourselves more than just company ‘finders’. Our full service buy-side practice not only sources companies to acquire but helps vet, structure and manage the acquisition process, full cycle.

With over 300+ years of deal making experience we have proven our ability to transact in many industries.