"There's no question, this deal would not have been possible without Aqua. They sold us for 9X our valuation at our last financing which we had closed just 8 months earlier."
- Anders Ballestad, CEO, MTT Innovation (acquired by Barco)
“Was great to work with you and the Aqua team. By far the most collaborative and useful advisor I have ever dealt with."
- Zach Kirkman, Head of M&A, Tesla
”We first tried selling our company on our own, but when the deal we cut fell through, we hired Aqua. The board and I were ecstatic when they sold the company for over 10 times the value of our original deal."
- Confidential Client CEO & Founder
”Aqua managed our process and achieved results that far exceeded my expectations, with a buyer that we had never heard of, and that was a great cultural fit. My only regret is not working with Aqua when I sold my first company!"
- Amyn Rajan, Director, Bit Quill
"Aqua developed a deep understanding of our technology and business, rolled up their sleeves and got several serious offers, then worked tirelessly to close the transaction at a valuation I never thought possible. I can't recommend them enough."
- Chris Adlparvar, CEO, Copypants (acquired by Xperi)
"I also wanted to call out the efforts of your advisors Andy Talbot and Tim Botham. They did an amazing job and if you had some hand in hiring them, well done, there wouldn't have been a deal without their work." - excerpt from a letter sent upon transaction close, from the acquirer's deal lead to the board of Aqua's client
- Mike McKenna, CFO, LifeSpeak
"Aqua closed a very successful deal for Later by working as an extension of our team, learning our business, technology and market inside-out, developing our exit strategy, and speaking directly to over 40 potential strategic buyers and 60 PE firms. Despite the pandemic, the Aqua team never wavered in their commitment to getting the best possible deal for Later’s shareholders.”
- Roger Patterson, CEO, Later (acquired by Summit Partners)
"Aqua found a buyer who wasn’t someone we originally thought would buy us. Now, being part of a global player, our technology will have an opportunity to have a significant impact on people’s lives.”
- Andre Marziali, Boreal Genomics (buyer undisclosed)
“Tim and Andy generated multiple strong offers from buyers that fit our target criteria, resulting in finding a buyer that's a fantastic cultural and strategic fit. We couldn’t be happier with our new home, and can’t recommend Aqua enough.”
- Kyle Porter, CEO, Bit Quill (acquired by Improving)
“I’ve followed Aqua since it was founded by Andy, Tim and Morgan, and have been extremely impressed with their unique approach, value proposition and success. Aqua fills a niche that’s not addressed by traditional Investment Bankers.”
- Keith Spencer, Counsel, Fasken Martineau
”Aqua’s team-focused approach was critical to our success. They successfully navigated many obstacles to close our deal, including finding a creative deal structure that worked for both our buyer and our shareholders.”
- Elliot Stone, CEO, ALAViDA (acquired by Lifespeak)
“Andy and Tim helped us reposition our corporate messaging, supported our BD with major strategic buyers, and got us ready to sell. They initiated and led discussions with all the major companies in our industry and came up with a creative deal structure to get our deal done.”
- Nathan Mackenzie, CEO, Storm Kiosks (acquired by Reynolds & Reynolds)
“Nimbus has worked with Aqua several times, and they’ve always done a first-class job. I highly recommend them for tech and life-science companies looking to exit.”
- Paul Geyer, CEO, Nimbus Synergies (venture capital)
“Aqua has sold multiple UBC spin-out companies. They expertly navigate the many university stakeholders and have achieved exceptional results in every case.”
- JP Heale, Managing Director, UBC UILO (University Industry Liaison Office)
“The Aqua team was wonderful to work with. Their experience in building and working with companies like ours, along with their integrity and really caring about getting us the outcome we wanted, made them a trusted partner who stuck with us until the end.”
- Matthew Nesbitt, CEO, Coastal Geonomics
(acquired by Yourgene Health)
“Aqua developed a very strong technical understanding of our AI-based product, long before AI was really a thing, and used this to get us a valuation that we would never have been able to achieve with a traditional investment banker.”
- Bill Bilic, CEO, Knowillage (acquired by Desire2Learn)
“Andy and Tim created a strategy to get us acquired by our ideal buyer, then executed to get us a fantastic deal. Their technology and business backgrounds allowed them to really understand our core technology and position and explain the strategic value of what we do. I’d recommend them to other founders in a heartbeat.”
- Eric Din, CEO, undisclosed transaction
”Aqua stuck with us throughout extended delays due to COVID. Once the market opened back up, they got us a very successful exit to one of the biggest players in our industry. I was impressed by their persistence, creativity and professionalism. I can’t imagine how the deal would have happened without them."
- Angus Livingston, Chairman, Paragon Testing
(acquired by Prometric)
”Aqua masterfully managed a very complex and challenging due diligence, coming up with many creative solutions and driving the transaction to close. Their thoroughness in preparing the seller ensured that the deal happened smoothly."
- Dev Sirur Director, Corporate Development, Intel
(acquired undisclosed Aqua client)
”Andy added so much value to the M&A process and in getting to close, that in the end, Cisco wanted to hire him as part of the transaction."
- Bijan Sanii, Chairman, UBVideo (sold to Cisco)