Surging M&A Activity
Need for Database Innovation
One of the major factors in our success helping clients with automotive aftermarket and autotech M&A activity is our proprietary database of handcrafted information. We created this powerful tool that drives who we carefully go to market to for our sell-side, buy-side, and growth capital clients.
Our System Powers Your Business’s Growth
A long time ago, back when everybody was storing their important data in spreadsheet programs, some of which are forgotten to the mists of time, Capstone Financial Group’s founder wondered if there was a better way to serve our automotive aftermarket M&A clients. In short, we had a lot of things we needed to remember and no good way to do it, especially in a secure, password-protected environment.
The problem was, he couldn’t find any off-the-shelf product that satisfied our requirements. Sure, we could have gotten out every automotive mechanic’s favorite tool and forced a square peg into a round hole, but that would have been a half-measure, and ultimately a waste of time.
Streamlining M&A in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry
The only logical path was to go all-in and invest in our own relational database, built exactly to our specifications. Now we could keep track of everything we wanted to keep track of in exactly the way we wanted. All types of financial investors, from private equity to venture to mezzanine, automotive companies spanning the entire supply chain and ecosystem, autotech startups fueled by a dream and a prayer; they all fit into our database.
That investment continues to pay off. Even today, the software and data providers serving the financial markets don’t provide exactly what our 30 years of experience has taught us is needed to compile successful buyers lists. Whether you’re a financial acquirer, looking for a new platform or add-on, or you’re ready for the next stage in your automotive aftermarket M&A journey, we can help you.
Hands-On Maintenance of Automotive Aftermarket Investment Database
We love new technology and aren’t shy about testing out the latest and greatest, but we’re also big believers in some ancient and universal truths, such as “words matter.” Take “mobility,” for example. Mobility can mean different things to different people. If your thing is mobility in the automotive sense and we gave you a list with a bunch of telecom investors, your eyebrows might raise and you would probably wonder what in the world you have gotten yourself into. We won’t ever do that! Our focus on automotive aftermarket M&A ensures the value of the help we provide you with.
The benefit of having our own database and entering each piece of data ourselves is that we get to know it frontways, sideways, and backwards. We aren’t dependent on somebody else’s interpretation of mobility. And when we make your buyers list, we’re writing our own queries and selecting our own data. It’s a small thing but it makes a big impact.
Ongoing Monitoring of Automotive Aftermarket Industry
We take our database so seriously, it’s a full-time job for us. We continually monitor transactions, look for new investors, and stay up-to-date on developments across the wider automotive, automotive aftermarket M&A, automotive technology, mobility and financial landscapes. In short, we consume a lot of news and data. The hustle never stops. And when we want to branch out into a new market and collect some new data, we don’t have to wait. We can start on it this afternoon. Or tomorrow morning at the latest.
We’re constantly scouring the universe for new automotive companies and investors, so we’re more than happy to toot our horn and show off the size of our database. But the point is that we’re never satisfied. Our database is constantly growing because we’re constantly seeking out new data.
Your Experienced M&A Partners
Because of the path we took all those years ago, we know buyers and sellers, we’ve forged personal relationships with hundreds of firms, and we know who we want to get to know better. It’s a rare moment that we’re stumped. All of this creates value, not only for us, but for you as well. The more we know, the better we can serve you. That’s why we won’t stop until we know everything and it’s all stored in the database.
The bottom line is this: if you’re at the point in your business’s development that it’s time to start reaching out to new potential investors/buyers, you aren’t interested in wasting any time. Communicating with people who in the end aren’t involved in your specific field or aren’t adequately positioned to provide the partnership that you need consumes valuable time that you could be better spending talking to the right people. Make us your automotive aftermarket and autotech M&A partners, and we’ll match you up with the best potential colleagues from our database.