Entrepreneur and investor with deep experience in tech, startups, and digital commerce. I enjoy spending my time helping companies scale and building high-performing teams. I proudly began my career as an officer in the United States Navy.
Differentiated M&A services to optimize outcomes for our clients - exceptional businesses in and around the digital commerce ecosystem.
Who We Are
We are founder-centric M&A experts serving companies with $10M to $100M+ in revenue. Partnering with clients transforming the digital commerce ecosystem, we are committed to providing a differentiated level of M&A and financial advisory services.
Our differentiated approach is enabled by our team’s unique blend of operating, scaling, and transacting experience. We prioritize deep relationships with strategic and financial acquirers, investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators in the digital commerce ecosystem.
We have a global network and are strategically headquartered in the Midwest’s “Corridor of Commerce”, with a presence in Dubai - the “Global Corridor of Commerce.”
We are a boutique firm with specialized domain expertise in the following key areas:
M&A Strategy Development
Liquidity Strategy Development
We partner with select clients committed to growth and impact in the following markets:
Consumer Products and Marketplaces
Advertising and Marketing
Digital Commerce Software
Deep M&A Experience
Total Transaction Value
Years of Combined Experience
Deal information includes transactions completed at other firms.
Companies We’ve Worked With
Meet The Team
With M&A experience as buy-side/sell-side advisors, C-suite executives, and founders / entrepreneurs, our team brings a differentiated, unique perspective. We leverage our decades of combined experience to deliver exceptional outcomes for our partners.
Bruce Seidel works as an Analyst on the M&A Advisory team, serving founders and CEOs across the digital commerce ecosystem. Bruce spends his time at eGateway Capital conducting buyer and seller outreach, analyzing financial statements and industry data, executing transactions on behalf of clients, performing valuation analyses on companies, researching industry trends, and constructing market reports and key memoranda for the M&A process. Bruce brings a unique perspective to the M&A team, having worked on more than a billion dollars' worth of transactions during his career. Prior to joining eGateway, Bruce worked at Rippe & Kingston Capital Advisors, a generalist middle-market investment bank, where he focused on sell-side M&A advisory in industries including CPG, e-commerce and retail, enterprise software and SaaS, industrials, and distribution. Bruce graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati with a double major in finance and entrepreneurship and spent six months in London studying international business at the Guildhall School of Business and Law.
Jon Cottrell, Vice President, works with the eGateway Capital M&A Advisory team. Based in Dubai, UAE, Jon leverages his unique M&A experience to support the US operations while looking to expand eGateway’s presence in the EMEA and APAC markets. As the “Quarter Back” of transactions, Jon ensures a seamless process for clients from start to close. Jon has completed over 20 transactions, many cross border. Originally from the UK, Jon grew up in Dubai before making his way to the University of Cincinnati to be a part of the men’s soccer team. Graduating with summa cum laude and honors in M.S. Financial Mathematics, he moved to Silicon Valley to join Menalto Advisors, where he spent five years advising and executing M&A strategies with buyers including Affirm, Alibaba, Apple, Coinbase, Google, and Facebook. Jon began his financial career as a Private Equity Analyst at Fund Evaluation Group.
Mark Sancrant is a co-founder and partner with eGateway Capital and leads the M&A Advisory practice. Mark has extensive transaction experience over a 26-year career in investment banking, corporate strategy, and M&A. Mark’s focus is working with entrepreneurs, management teams, and investors in high-growth markets including eCommerce, consumer products, marketing, and logistics. Mark brings a unique background that spans Wall Street investment banking as well as operational experience. His investment banking and M&A advisory background includes Prudential Securities, Blue Stone Capital, and Blue Ash Capital – a firm he founded. In addition to his advisory background, Mark has held senior and executive level strategy and M&A positions in the consumer products, ecommerce, and media markets with D2C Brands, Empower Media, and iNET Interactive. Mark currently serves as the President of the Board of Trustees for Children’s Meeting House Montessori School. Previously he served as a Board Member of the Association for Corporate Growth – Cincinnati Chapter and Vice President of the Board of Trustees for St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys.