Experienced.

Insightful.

Proven.

Helping business owners get where they want to go.

Experienced.

Insightful.

Proven.

Helping business owners get where they want to go.

What we Do

Middle Market Investment Banking

Cherry Tree & Associates is a Minneapolis-based private investment banking firm with more than four decades of transaction experience. Our primary focus is Sell-Side M&A engagements with middle market companies where ownership wants to either realize their liquidity goals or desires to recapitalize their business to better position it for future growth. Additionally, we represent Buy-Side clients in their efforts to add acquisitions to complement their organic growth efforts. We have an exceptional team of dedicated investment banking professionals, many of which have had C-level operating experience in their backgrounds as CEOs or CFOs. They collectively represent hundreds of years of transaction and operating experience.

Cherry Tree’s Guiding Principles

Client Centric

Relationships are Everything
With both our existing and prospective clients, we tailor our services to keep their interests front and center at all times.

Industry Focused

Understanding the Client's Business
Our depth of industry expertise results in rapid and valuable feedback to clients and an awareness of the most likely buyers.

Senior Level Attention

Every Transaction has an Executive Lead
Seasoned Managing Directors interface directly with you and actively lead all aspects of the M&A process.

Industry Focus

EDUCATION

    • Pre-K thru 12
    • Postsecondary
    • Corporate/Training
    • Direct-to-Consumer

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TECHNOLOGY

    • IT Services
    • Technology Enabled Business Services
    • Software/SaaS
    • Information & Infrastructure Services

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INDUSTRIAL

    • Manufacturing
    • Distribution
    • Industrial Services
    • Building Products & Materials

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CONSUMER

    • Consumer Products and Services
    • Food and Beverage Products
    • Direct-to-Consumer
    • Retail

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Matt Carter

SVP Corporate Development and Planning, Pohlad Family

 

"I have never had a better professional experience working with an investment banker. Cherry Tree provided very valuable guidance advising us in the successful sale of Avtex, and their team always came through for us. We look forward to working with Cherry Tree again in the near future."

Brittany McKinney

Former CEO, Analysts International

 

"Cherry Tree did an exceptional job representing us in our recent sale transaction. Their process was extremely thorough and resulted in not only a great price that was at the high end of our expectations, but also an acquisition partner that we think is a great fit. I strongly recommend them for any M&A transaction."

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Cherry Tree & Associates (located in Minneapolis, MN) provides investment banking services through our FINRA-licensed broker dealer.