The Columbia companies provide services relating to Raising Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Advisory Services & Opinions.



Columbia is a trusted advisor to management and boards of emerging growth and middle market companies and private equity funds assessing strategic alternatives. Our seasoned professionals have significant transaction experience and extensive relationships with strategic and financial buyers, allowing us to successfully provide significant value for our clients. We have expertise in the following areas:

  • Representing privately owned companies in the sale of their businesses
  • Advisory on acquisition opportunities
  • Recapitalizations
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Fairness Opinions

We also structure and advise on licensing, joint venture, collaboration and OEM agreements.



Our investment banking services focus on raising capital and merger and acquisition services for privately-held and publicly-traded, emerging growth and middle market companies.

We focus on assisting our clients in raising capital for a variety of purposes including:

  • Growth capital
  • Acquisition capital
  • Recapitalizations and restructurings
  • Leveraged buyouts/management buyouts

The types of financings and transactions include:

  • Equity placements
  • Debt placements
  • Common, preferred, convertible equities
  • PIPEs (Private Placements in Public Equities)
  • PIPEs coupled with going public strategies (Alternative Public Offering)
  • Senior debt
  • Subordinated debt
  • Mezzanine financing
  • Bridge loans
  • Venture loans



We provide advisory services to emerging growth and middle market companies on the capital markets:

  • Building and enhancing value for the capital markets
  • Capital raising strategies
  • Structuring the company and financing proposals
  • Preparing presentation materials and business plans
  • Due diligence consulting, services and reports for investors and placement agents on capital financings and M&A transactions
  • Alternative financing opportunities and sources
  • Introductions to resources the company may need to enhance its value in the capital markets
  • Advice and guidance on alternative strategies for going public including IPO, direct registration and reverse merger
  • Guidance and assistance on carrying out the capital raise
  • Preparing to go public and the going public process
  • Advice on exchange listings and assistance in obtaining listings
  • Advice on managing the public market for securities and the investor relations effort and introductions to IR firms
  • Restructuring the capitalization of the company
  • Refinancing debt, increasing or decreasing debt
  • Exchanging a new security for existing securities
  • Stock buy backs