OIB and Bridgepoint Merchant Banking Form Strategic Alliance

Oliver Investment Banking is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Bridgepoint Merchant Banking. www.bridgepointmb.com.  Bill Oliver, principal of OIB, said by joining forces with Bridgepoint our clients have a resource from which we can draw to help close their deal.  Bridgepoint has developed a team of seasoned professionals that have closed more than 75 M & A transactions in the public and private arena.  With offices in Des Moines, Lincoln and Omaha, Bridgepoint will work with OIB closing deals primarily in the Mountain West with OIB assisting Bridgepoint with oil & gas and medical device deals in the Midwest.

Adam Claypool, Managing Principal of Bridgepoint, said he looks to OIB to expand their presence beyond the Midwest and give them the opportunity to close deals in the Mountain West.  Matt Plooster, Managing Principal of Bridgepoint, said working with OIB could produce a result of 1 + 1 = >3.  Bridgepoint looks forward to growing with OIB and allowing each firm to bring their expertise to selected clients of each firm.  The principals of both firms have a common broker/dealer in the M&A Securities Group, Inc. which easily facilitates their deal sharing.