May 11, 2022
You may have noticed a slight change in our name. This change may be subtle in words but is massive in impact.
When we initially formed Gilbert & Pardue as an organization, we were involved in various business growth and governance activities. As the firm matured, we began to make a distinction between growth and governance services – we excelled at these, but so did other firms so we weren’t particularly unique – and sell-side transaction services, which are a very specialized and highly unique space. In 2019, we made the bold decision to move away from growth and governance work to focus exclusively on and specialize in sell-side M&A engagements. Since then, we have been recognized as one of the top lower middle and middle market representation firms in the country.
By 2021, we realized we’d honed our processes such that our unique value proposition and expertise would translate successfully to the buy-side as well. Consequently, we began the search for a transaction of our own to bring in a world-class buy-side process and team.
On January 1, 2022, we closed on the acquisition of Deal Advisors, Inc. to formally add buy-side origination to our practice.
With our distinct sell-side and buy-side processes in place, an outstanding team of accounting, marketing, analytics, and sourcing professionals in-house, and a verifiable track record of outperforming client expectations, we have successfully completed our transition from “Business” advisors to “Transaction” advisors.
We encourage you to take our M&A Discovery Questionnaire and talk with us to see if your business makes the cut as one who can still command a great exit in this M&A environment. We will be in touch quickly to discuss the results. Click here to take the assessment.
Gilbert & Pardue Business Advisors (GaP) is a Houston-based business advisory firm serving lower middle market and middle market business owners from coast to coast through representation for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).
Matt Gilbert and Bret Pardue established GaP to provide owners of lower middle market and middle market businesses – those businesses generally enjoying annual revenue of $10-$80 million – with the quality of M&A representation and value-enhancement services previously only available to upper middle and large businesses. GaP brings highly experienced executives, sophisticated financial and marketing products, proven-effective processes, and fully-integrated expertise to every engagement. No other M&A firm serving the lower middle and middle markets provides the quality of representation and transactional expertise that we do.