Strategic Advisors and SteelGate Advisors Combine to Form Premier Pittsburgh Investment Bank
|Two Pittsburgh-area investment banks, Strategic Advisors and SteelGate Advisors, are combining forces to bring premier expertise and capabilities to middle-market business owners. The combined leadership brings the proficiency of investment bankers, entrepreneurs, valuation experts, and tax specialists to the table with every engagement. Leveraging decades of experience with a strategic consulting approach, we will explore all realistic alternatives for each unique business situation. The result will achieve the business owners’ vision by creating, building, and realizing value. |
Strategic Advisors, led by its founder, Andrew J. Bianco, Sr., has closed over 300 middle market transactions, consistently exceeding clients’ expectations. Strategic Advisors has developed a national reputation with all levels of institutional lenders, investors, and financial and strategic buyers.
SteelGate Advisors adds deep and valuable in-house tax, accounting, and valuation expertise. It is led by its three partners with over 75 years of combined industry experience, Thomas J. Krahe (CPA/ABV/CFF), Bill Collier (CPA/MST), and Andy Bianco Jr. (CPA/MT). Launched in 2015 by Holsinger, one of Pittsburgh’s largest regional accounting firms, SteelGate has offered services in investment banking, valuation, financial and forensic accounting, tax and estate planning. and has served as the primary tax advisor on hundreds of business acquisitions.
The combined firm is committed to fully understanding the clients’ objectives and leveraging its expertise to maximize value. This includes structuring, ongoing business consultation, and eventual close of a transaction. Managing Director Bill Collier, explains, “It was simply time to bring a better, holistic service to the market. There are a lot of cookie-cutter M&A firms and deal brokers out there. They just want to quickly make a deal. We want to invest and think outside the box. There’s a big difference in the way we approach client wants and needs.”
In an industry full of brokers looking for a quick sale, we partner with you throughout the process. Senior level attention is present in every aspect of an assignment. Fees are based on the success of engagements, aligning business interests with those of the client. Our confidential process will leverage our extensive network of lenders, investors, and buyers on behalf of the client. We combine an awareness of current market trends with an understanding of tax and accounting rules and regulations to maximize the value realized directly for the business owner.