Stony Hill Advisors of Trevose is looking for new market exposure in Pittsburgh. For solid boots-on-the-ground insight, it has partnered with a CEO who is very familiar with the territory. Patty Tascarella reports the collaboration in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Stony Hill is linking up with SmallDotBig LLC and its CEO, Laurie Barkman, to widen its merger-and-acquisition advisory services. Barkman has headed SmallDotBig for the past decade, providing insight on enterprise valuations, succession plans, and M&A strategies.
“She’s going to represent us in western Pennsylvania,” said Paul Visokey, Stony Hill president and founder. “Laurie will work as an M&A advisor with Stony Hill to help business owners buy and sell businesses.”
Though Stony Hill is based in Trevose, The Steel City is familiar territory for Visokey, a North Hills High School, Pittsburgh, graduate.
He launched Stony Hill in 2010. It focuses on lower middle-market companies and small business entrepreneurs throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Connecticut and the New York metro region.
Barkman is also an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. At SmallDotBig, she helps entrepreneurs build value in a business “and when they’re ready, profit by letting it go,” she said. The firm focuses on multiple sectors, including services, technology, retail e-commerce, and transportation logistics.
More on this collaboration is at the Philadelphia Business Journal.