Hi everyone, this is a specific United States thread, though I’m open to any answers.
I’m part of a small consultancy that helps advise on the buy-side for PE firms and strategic buyers in the industrial markets. While expanding into the “sell-side” is attractive, we’ve held back due to SEC/FINRA regulator issues around investment banking.
For those doing sell-side M&A work, not inside an investment banking arm, how have you navigated this detail? (Not looking for legal advice obviously, just curious what others do out there)