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About Us

Steelhead Advisors provides sound financial advisory and investment banking services to emerging technology companies. The advice we give draws from our extensive knowledge gained from working with private companies at various stages of maturity and during the various types of economic climates.

Steelhead Advisors is a business partner for investors, board members and entrepreneurs looking to develop a long-term advisory relationship based on proactive and insightful guidance.

To learn more about our qualifications, transaction history and how we may possibly assist you, please email us at info@steelheadadvisors.com

Gregory D Rivers

Managing Director

Greg has over 25 years of middle market technology M&A experience, completing over $8 billion in transactions value for Systems, Semiconductor, Fintech, Cloud/SAS, eCommerce and IP companies. Before founding Steelhead Advisors, Greg was a Managing Director in Technology Banking for JMP Securities and responsible for the Semiconductors and Systems Banking Group.

Previous to that, Greg was with Robertson Stephens where he headed the Global Semiconductor M&A practice and established the Exclusive Sales M&A Group, which focused on private company and corporate divestitures across all technology sectors. Greg began his career at Price Waterhouse and was a Managing Director in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities Silicon Valley Technology practice.

Greg earned his Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA and his Bachelors Degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California.

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Our Approach

Our service approach begins with a commitment to create a business relationship with our clients well in advance of a transaction. During this period, we provide "advisory board" level advice on tactical activities and business model direction that will ultimately lay the foundation for a successful process.

Once we fully understand the shareholder objectives and our client’s abilities and business opportunities, we strive to provide an unbias assessment of the available strategic options given current market conditions. We then work with the management team and Board to develop the appropriate plan of execution to maximize the probability of achieving a successful strategic transaction.

Once the appropriate game plan has been agreed to, we become an integral partner in the execution of the plan.



Steelhead Advisors has extensive experience working with public and private companies in the US, Asia, Europe and Israel. We offer a full range of advisory services including domestic and cross-border acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, minority investments, IP and asset sales, and corporate divestitures.

Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory

We combine independence, transaction experience, domain knowledge and industry relationships to deliver insightful strategic and tactical advice to every stage of a transaction process. After assessing shareholder objectives and providing our opinion on the transaction climate, we develop a "game plan" for effectively positioning our clients to the most suitable strategic buyers or financial sponsors. In crafting this "game plan", we provide Management with valuation and market condition insights and process options to facilitate consensus and commitment to a detailed execution plan. We leverage our experience in the subtleties of technology M&A to structure transactions that maximize shareholder returns.

Executive Mentoring

Complementing our merger and acquisition services is our executive mentoring program. Thought this program, we work with CEOs on developing strong communication and negotiation skills and tactics that can be used to effectively push the corporate agenda with large customers, channel partners and potential strategic acquirers. Similar to an advisory board member, we engage on all strategic matters to provide the CEO with a strong sounding board and trusted environment to grow professionally.

For further details on the services we provide, please email us at info@steelheadadvisors.com.


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