Bentley Associates L.P. is comprised of Managing Director investment bankers providing a full array of services to middle market and growth companies. Founded in 1990, our senior level investment bankers joined Bentley over the years from major Wall Street firms and boutique investment banks.
With 25 senior level investment bankers, Bentley has assembled the “critical mass” of experienced professionals to meet the needs of our clients. Our investment bankers, typically with 15-30 years of experience, have executed a wide variety of transactions. Our clients are in many diverse industries, both domestically and internationally. In a typical year Bentley professionals work with over 50 clients.
Our investment banking capabilities are comparable to any major Wall Street firm, with one exception — their higher overhead costs often preclude them from devoting their senior level talent to anything other than large, prestigious clients and transactions. Because of this key difference, mid-sized companies expect superior results from Bentley. For example, in 2011 The M&A Advisor selected Bentley to receive the “Middle Market Deal of the Year ($100 Million – $250 Million)” for one of our Technology M&A assignments. Nevertheless, the firm is equally proud of the excellent services it provides on smaller deals, too. In 2013, The M&A Advisor nominated Bentley as “Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.”
There are at least 18 excellent reasons why a company or sponsor should utilize Bentley, as highlighted in “Why Hire Bentley?”
Bentley Securities Corporation (a totally separate entity, but an affiliate through common ownership) is a licensed broker-dealer that is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any client assignments involving the sale of securities are executed by this broker-dealer.