“Horizon did a phenomenal job for XE in our sale process and enabled us to achieve an outcome with which we are thrilled. Horizon’s deep expertise, attention to detail, insights and instincts with respect to M&A dynamics, combined with an unrelenting degree of rigor in optimizing timing and process execution, played key roles in getting us an excellent valuation. We followed their advice and recommendations and then saw the promised benefits unfold throughout a process that proceeded like clockwork according to the plan and timeline that had been set early on. Bottom line: Horizon delivered.”

Steve Dengler & Beric Farmer
Founders, XE

“It was a true pleasure working with Horizon.  Extremely knowledgeable, engaged, and easy to work with, Horizon did a fantastic job managing the process, negotiating terms, working through transaction challenges, and ultimately helping identify DaySmart’s ideal partner.  What may not be clear to outsiders is that DaySmart began working with Horizon three years prior to our transaction.  During that period, Horizon was instrumental in helping us transition from a perpetual license to subscription-based software model.  They also helped us understand and calculate life time value, significantly reduce churn, implement our Scrum process for software development, and execute many other important strategic initiatives.  From kickoff to closing, Horizon was outstanding to work with and added tremendous value.”

Mark & Christianna Jackson
Founders, DaySmart Software
GasBuddy

“We had a fantastic experience with Horizon.  They knew our business cold which was no small feat given it’s equal parts digital media, SaaS, and mobile.  They skillfully guided us through buyer discussions and then through an intensive, multi-party due diligence process.  When it came to crunch time they delivered, showing off excellent negotiation skills.  From start to finish, Horizon’s principals brought an intensity, work ethic, level of expertise, and ultimately outcome that strongly exceeded our expectations. We look forward to continuing to work with Horizon on post-deal issues.”

Jason Toews & Dustin Coupal
Founders, GasBuddy
Ookla

“Horizon’s long-term view is refreshing and their industry expertise has proven invaluable.  The principals each work tirelessly and demonstrate tremendous skill and remarkable savvy. Results-oriented and consistently engaged, Mike and Sandy exhibit a care-factor that you won’t find with other banks.  They were successful, despite the complex legal and financial components in our transaction, and continue as trusted advisors to Ookla.  Simply put, Horizon is in a class of its own.”

Mike Apgar
CEO & Founder, Ookla
ResellerRatings

“Horizon delivered a great outcome on my transaction.  They added value in many ways throughout the process, from positioning the business to capture strategic interest to negotiating a complicated transaction and taking a hands-on approach through due diligence.  They have continued to be valuable advisors on a variety of issues that have arisen post-deal.  I talked to a number of firms before exploring M&A and I’m very glad I went with Horizon.”

Scott Wainner
CEO & Founder, ResellerRatings.com

TreeHouse Interactive

“It is my great pleasure to recommend Horizon. As a company founder and majority owner, the thought of selling a part or all of my company was a big decision, to say the least. Having a firm of Horizon’s integrity and understanding made the process and related decisions much easier. Horizon’s principals showed a rare ability to manage the expectations and personalities of all parties involved. I couldn’t have been more pleased with their counsel, attention to detail, financial expertise, and availability. Horizon’s recommended and eventual outcome was the best option for shareholders and the future of our company – exactly what was promised at the beginning of the process. One would be hard pressed to find a better advisor.”

Craig Flynn
Founder & President, TreeHouse Interactive
MitreMedia
“I’ve worked with Horizon’s principals for many years and consider them trusted advisors. They’ve consistently provided keen insights on transactions and have been highly effective negotiators and problem-solvers.  Their sector expertise is unparalleled. Working with Horizon has been great for my business and I will continue to work with them on future deals.”
Tom Hendrickson
CEO & Founder, Mitre Media
BestNursingDegree
“Horizon has been a true partner to me since I started my business.  I was consistently impressed with their hard work, valuable insights, and effective negotiation tactics leading up to my transaction.  They fully lived up to their commitment to dedicate all resources necessary to achieving a strong outcome.  I look forward to continuing a great relationship with the Horizon team.”
Joe Deal
CEO & Founder, BestNursingDegree.com