Boutique mindset. Bespoke strategies.

Thoughtful analysis, shrewd planning and precise execution are the hallmarks of our tailored approach. We develop custom engagements and situation-specific strategies to help our clients achieve their unique objectives.

Our Principles — Delivered to Every VRA Client

Specialized Expertise
High Performers at Every Level
Client-Specific Playbooks
Selective Approach
Excellence in Everything

We focus narrowly on providing advisory investment banking services within the industries we know—free from the distractions and conflicts inherent to many other investment banks.

We've recruited a team of top performers to serve as extensions of our clients' management teams. Trained to the highest technical standards in our industry. Mentored in the VRA approach to client service.

No two clients are the same. No two transactions are the same. We develop client-specific strategies tailored to their unique situations and objectives.

We advise a limited number of clients each year. We deliver unmatched commitment, hustle and accessibility because our success depends on accomplishing our clients' objectives every time.

We strive for excellence without exception. Skilled deal teams. Sophisticated work product. Uncompromising standards. We love what we do, and it shows.


Great companies require professional and personalized solutions. Our team provides tailored, high-touch M&A, capital raising and strategic advisory services to business owners and executive teams interested in achieving new levels of growth.

M&A Advisory

Sell-side and Buy-side

Capital Raising

Growth Capital, Liquidity and Refinancing

Financial & Strategic Advisory

Board & Special Committee Advice, Spin-offs and Carve-outs

We are so pleased with everything the VRA team did for us leading us through a very unfamiliar process. They delivered exceptional advice and service. Most importantly, they found a great home for APEA. Amelie and I feel like Ascend has been the best match we could have made.

Jeanie Doucet
Co-founder - APEA

This was one of the biggest moments of my life. VRA's M&A expertise and commitment to me and my team meant everything.

Matt Kossoff
Founder, The Retrofit Source

The right timing is key to completing a successful sale. So is the right investment bank. VRA advised us to be patient and wait for optimal market conditions and business momentum before moving forward with the M&A process.

Candice Corby
CEO – Cobra Legal Solutions

VRA's M&A expertise, precise execution and tailored approach to our growth strategy has significantly bolstered our group's portfolio of product offerings and solutions.

Brandon Moss
President – Southwire Tools, Components & Assembled Solutions Group

We relied on VRA's deep understanding of the sell-side M&A process to help us sift through an overwhelming number of interested parties and ultimately find the right buyer that met our personal and business's objectives.

Gabriela Isturiz
Founder - Bellefield Systems

VRA helped us negotiate the right deal with the right buyer. Their experience was critical in allowing us to navigate the many nuances of the transaction. We are very pleased with the outcome and excited for the Company's future.

Brian Schrader

VRA's guidance was critical to navigating various components of the sale process for both the Company and the ownership group. Their experience in the legal services industry was valuable in helping articulate Modus' unique business model and differentiation to the market. They did a great job of advising the Modus team during each stage of the transaction.

Ben Wallace
Partner - Azalea Capital
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