JEGI REPRESENTS MERITDIRECT IN RECAPITALIZATION BY MOUNTAINGATE CAPITAL
New York, NY, May 29, 2019 – MeritDirect LLC (MeritDirect) is proud to announce it has partnered with Denver-based private equity firm, Mountaingate Capital (Mountaingate). With its new partner, MeritDirect plans to accelerate its organic growth and pursue strategic acquisitions that will expand its capabilities and service offerings for clients.
JEGI (www.jegi.com), the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, with offices in New York, Boston, London and Sydney, represented MeritDirect in this transaction.
Founded in 2000 with headquarters in New York, MeritDirect is a leading technology powered B2B database products and services business helping clients execute data-driven omnichannel marketing and customer acquisition strategies. The Company has over 125 talented employees including database experts, data specialists and technology professionals and has earned a reputation for exceptional client service delivery across the B2B database products and services market.
“We are very excited to partner with Mountaingate as we embark on our next phase of growth,” said Rob Sanchez, CEO of MeritDirect. “Mountaingate brings a unique market perspective stemming from their extensive data and digital marketing services investment experience that will be invaluable as we look to prioritize strategic investments to accelerate our growth and allow us to better serve our clients.”
“MeritDirect is extremely well positioned in the B2B database products and services market as enterprises increasingly seeking out partners to help them source, analyze and activate the data required for effective omnichannel marketing strategies and we are delighted that Rob Sanchez and the management team chose Mountaingate as their partner,” said Bruce Rogers, Mountaingate Managing Director.
MeritDirect, based in Rye Brook, NY, with additional offices in Boston, Denver, Chicago and London, is the leading provider of multi-channel B2B database products and services solutions. The Company leverages its leading database technology platform to give multi-channel marketers access to the most comprehensive, current and relevant B2B data in the market so they can optimize and improve their customer acquisition and retention efforts. For more information, visit www.MeritDirect.com.
About Mountaingate Capital
Mountaingate Capital, based in Denver, CO, is a private equity firm that specializes in building and empowering middle market companies with strong growth potential and engaged leadership teams. The firm was launched by a team of partners with deep investment expertise in four distinct market sectors: marketing services, business/industrial services, specialty distribution and specialty manufacturing. Mountaingate’s focus on organic growth coupled with its proven customer-centric buy-and-build approach for add-on acquisitions and shared equity ownership with management creates more value for the end customer, while forging stronger, more collaborative, and more successful investment partnerships with management teams. In 2017, Mountaingate announced the close of its first fund with $395 million in capital commitments. Mountaingate targets investments in new platform companies typically with $5 million to $25 million of EBITDA. For more information, visit www.Mountaingate.com.
JEGI has been the leading independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors for over 30 years. Headquartered in North America, with offices in New York City and Boston, as well as London and Sydney (through its partnership with CLARITY), JEGI has completed more than 700 high‐profile M&A and financing transactions, serving global corporations; middle‐market and emerging companies; entrepreneurial owners and founders; and private equity and venture capital firms. For more information, visit www.jegi.com.
“We chose JEGI to take us to market, because they understood our business, and we trusted them to make our brand and our story resonate with prospective buyers. Their comprehensive approach to the process, their unwavering attention to detail and in-depth market knowledge all helped us exceed our expectations in finding a new supporting investor and capital to fuel growth. Our thanks to the JEGI team for running a very impressive process, not to mention achieving a phenomenal outcome.”
– Rob Sanchez, CEO, MeritDirect