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Ted H. Kramer

President & CEO

“SPS provides us valuable insight on relevant deal sources. Their forward-thinking approach to data and analytics aligns well with our deal sourcing, which is core to our firm’s success.”

Eliot Kerlin Jr.


“SPS provides actionable data for us to use in prioritizing our sourcing efforts and scheduling meetings. And their new app/web interface is a rich intuitive source of insightful analytics.”

Tom C. Aronson

Managing Director & Principal

“Applying the SPS data to our sourcing strategy has given us better visibility into our market. The integration with our CRM has been very beneficial to our sourcing process.”

Chip Grace


“SPS has been a valued partner to May River in enhancing our origination efforts. Given our focus on industrial companies, we can be very targeted in our efforts to identify highly relevant sources of deal flow in addition to bench-marking against our peers.”

Michael Hooks

Managing Partner

“SPS has been an invaluable resource to us since launching Westhook Capital. The SPS tools greatly enhanced our ability to ramp up our business development efforts.”

Zubin Avari

General Partner

“SPS has become a vital resource behind our business development efforts. Their outstanding coverage of the middle market and rich database allows us to keep abreast of new deals and dealmakers in the sectors we target.”

Grant Kornman

Managing Partner

“The SPS Portal is user-friendly and gives us a competitive edge in the market as we look to build out new, relevant relationships.”

Gerson R. Guzman

Managing Director & COO

“SPS provides actionable data for us to continuously improve our deal origination efforts.”

Andy Cook


“SPS helps us to fine-tune our sourcing strategy by providing actionable data on relevant intermediaries.”

Carlos Soto

Principal & Head of Business Development

“SPS provides our team with vital insight into the M&A marketplace in North America, and helps us to expand and improve upon our sourcing relationships with intermediaries.”

Mike Becker


“SPS has been a key resource for our deal sourcing team. The easy to navigate Portal has helped us to find and form meaningful relationships.”

Jack Senneff

Managing Director, Deal Origination

“SPS helps inform our deal origination strategy  and provides us with a better understanding of our fragmented and dynamic market. Their team is responsive and intelligent and they’ve been strong partners for us over the past number of years.”

BJ Hansen

Vice President

“SPS gives us intelligence on which deal sources we should be targeting, allowing our story to be heard in the right places. The SPS team is proactive and continually helps us look at ways to improve our marketing efforts.”

Steven E. Halverson


“As a small firm, without a dedicated business development professional, Sutton Place Strategies has been a terrific resource to ensure our deal origination efforts are as efficient and effective as possible.”

Christopher J. Veber

Executive Vice President

“SPS expands our awareness of relevant markets and professionals for our business development efforts. Their unique approach allows us to unearth warm leads into people we are targeting, and gives us an edge to win more business in a competitive market.”

Zeena Rao

Managing Director

“The data analytics and tools SPS provides have been very helpful in assessing and improving our deal origination. They have a strong understanding of the private equity market and have been great partners to us.”

Matthew Picciano


“We have been using SPS for several years now. It provides a one-of-a-kind solution that helps us be more targeted in our deal origination efforts, and helps us add new deal sources to our network.”

Richard T. Jander

Managing Director

“SPS has the data that we need to ensure we are strategic in our sourcing approach by directing us to the appropriate players, and monitoring our markets for the most relevant opportunities.”

Jay I. “Bud” Applebaum


“SPS is incredibly user friendly and responsive to our requests. We benefit from SPS’ unique insight on the marketplace and consider them a truly value added partner to Wingate.”

John Beauclair


“At New State Capital we pride ourselves on our commitment to superior deal sourcing. SPS has provided us the tools needed to benchmark our performance and keep up with the ever-changing community of intermediaries. As important, the web interface creates an intuitive user experience.”

Ben Moss

Co-Founder & Partner

“SPS provides us with unique deal sourcing intelligence that helps us identify relevant new deal sources and prioritize our marketing efforts in our target markets.”

Michael Kaplan

Managing Director

“Their proprietary data is helping us to increase the effectiveness of our deal sourcing strategies.”

Chris Hanson


“SPS provides the tools to optimize our business development efforts with intermediaries. The robust data and analytics allow us to more efficiently find, catalog and build relationships with key dealmakers that are active within our areas of focus.”

Rachel Hannon

Principal, Business Development & Investor Relations

“Sutton Place has been a great resource to support the backbone of our business development efforts with intermediaries. The SPS team is very responsive and ensures you get the most out of the data for your firm’s distinct needs.”

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Brian A. Demkowicz

Managing Partner

“The visibility into our market share and information on new active deal sources that SPS provides is a valuable resource in our commitment to excellence in business development.”

Eric J. Lee

General Partner

“SPS provides us with additive data that has allowed us to objectively assess our business development efforts against broader market deal flow. We also find the team great to work with.”

Sheila Dharmarajan

Head of Business Development

“Sutton Place Strategies has been an invaluable resource for our deal origination efforts. Their data has allowed us to be more strategic, and introduced us to new relevant deal sources.”

Ryan Supple

Deal Origination Manager

“SPS provides us with real, meaningful data to help us benchmark our progress and more importantly identify areas we need to improve. It’s one of the most crucial metrics in our deal sourcing process.”

Jonathan Levy

Vice President

“The quality of data from SPS is terrific. The service is very user friendly and syncs seamlessly with our own databases. We view SPS as a valuable deal sourcing tool.”

Andrew P. Bonanno

Managing Director of Business Development

“SPS not only provides useful benchmarking, but more importantly highlights areas for continuous improvement.”

Jonathan B. Lewis


“SPS allows us to optimize our time and funnel for the deals we actually want to see. The intelligence they provide us is in my opinion, an unusually strong cost value proposition relative to other service providers in the market.”

Jim Little

Managing Partner

“The Deal Origination Analytics™ service offers us detail on new relevant deal sources in the lower middle market, as well as our market share, so that we can optimize our business development efforts moving forward.”

Robert J. Fitzsimmons

Managing Partner

“Sutton Place Strategies’ metrics are extremely valuable in benchmarking our deal sourcing performance and are a critical tool in our quest for continuous improvement.”

James Burke


“Sutton Place Strategies has been extremely helpful in analyzing our deal flow as it relates to mezzanine investment activity in the market.”

Peter Petrillo

Senior Managing Director

“The Deal Origination Analytics service illuminates where we could improve our deal sourcing effectiveness and enhance deal flow in our target markets.”

Paul Lipson


“Sutton Place Strategies shows us relevant deal sources we didn’t know existed. Their analytical approach ensures we are continually improving. Deal sourcing without their Deal Origination Analytics™ service is like driving with your eyes shut.”

Mark Gordon

Managing Director

“Sutton Place Strategies has helped us enhance and strengthen our internal deal sourcing efforts.”

Lex Leeming

Principal & Head of Business Development

“Sutton Place Strategies has helped us efficiently identify promising new sources of deal flow in a comprehensive manner that, we believe, is not attainable by other means.”

Andrew L. John


“The Deal Origination Analytics™ service helps us identify new deal sources and prioritize our marketing efforts in the lower middle market.”

Curtis Hart

Director of Business Development

“Given its concentrated focus on deal sourcing data and analytics the SPS platform is central to how we prioritize relationships efficiently and identify relevant new deal sources.”

Jon Ralph

General Partner

“Sutton Place Strategies has given us better insight into deal sourcing. Their analysis and proprietary database has helped us prioritize our resources and improve our deal sourcing efforts.”

Matthew Ford


“We subscribed in the first month of establishing Freemark. I knew, from my prior firm, that it was the best deal sourcing tool available. We continue to use it regularly to plan city trips, refine our intermediary outreach, and benchmark our BD efforts.”

Scott Budoff


“Sutton Place Strategies’ data and analytics have helped us refine our deal sourcing activities to improve our focus on active middle market intermediaries.”

John Hunt


“Sutton Place Strategies has helped focus and enhance our deal sourcing efforts.”

Arthur Peponis

Head of Private Equity and Special Situations

“Sutton Place Strategies offers a fresh perspective on how to benchmark and improve deal sourcing, and is a vital resource for anyone trying to stay in front of their competition when it comes to business development.”