Q1 2023: Tech Deal Report

Miami Investment Banking Firm Cassel Salpeter Releases Tech Industry Deal Report
South Florida firm publishes Q1 2023 Tech Investment Banking Report surveying technology deals, industry M&A, and public markets activity

Flourish Research Holdings, LLC Acquired Central Research Holdings

  • Background: Central Research Associates, Inc. (“CRA”), based in Birmingham, AL, is a leading, founder-owned, multi-specialty clinical research site, offering clinical trial opportunities to patients in Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
  • Cassel Salpeter:
    • Served as financial advisor to CRA
    • Successfully identified a strategic buyer interested in expanding its footprint in the Southeastern U.S.
    • Was deeply involved in the process from buyer selection through closing
  • Challenges:
    • Expedited marketing process to ensure the sellers timeline was met
    • Maintained original deal timeline despite challenging market conditions
    • Navigating extensive diligence process without interrupting the business
  • Outcome: In April 2023, CRA was acquired by Flourish Research Holdings, LLC (“Flourish Research”), a large clinical trial site network in the U.S.