Capital Raise Advisory

Established companies which are experiencing rapid growth, often require or can benefit from additional working capital to realize their growth opportunities, including executing on a strategic acquisition, which can be instrumental in a company’s ability to reach the next level of size and value. HRC raises growth equity or alternative debt from institutions in the $5-50mm range.

M&A Advisory

HRC advises business owners on mergers and acquisition transactions, including those seeking to sell their business, or acquire another business. We run comprehensive processes to effect optimal outcomes. Our focus on select verticals provides us with a strong advantage of knowing which acquirers and investors are most active in the space, and how to best achieve desired results.

CFO and Controller Services

HRC provides contract CFO and controller services to companies seeking support in bolstering their accounting and finance capabilities, to generate reliable and accurate GAAP financial statements. Often this can be utilized to prepare oneself for an M&A or institutional capital raise, or just to enhance the quality and timeliness of the financial reports, for shareholders to gain better insights.


Harbor Ridge Capital is focused on lower middle market growth technology companies, which are bootstrapped, founder owned and operated, and between $5-50mm in revenue. Verticals which we focus on are the following:


• Complex Managed Hosting (application-focused, security/compliance, vertical-focused)
• Public cloud services (managed AWS/Azure/Google, cloud migration, DevOps)
• Infrastructure-as-a-Service 


Sales Enablement, Channel Management, and Incentive Management
Financial Services, Mortgage and Banking
Healthcare, Practice Management, Medical Records
• Third Party Logistics Software


• Managed IT Services (remote monitoring and management of on-premise IT environments, network management, help desk)
• Managed Security Services (intrusion detection, DDoS protection, managed firewall)


• Data as a Service
• Customer Data Platform
• Lead Generation
• Internet Media Publishing
• Performance-based Marketing



  • Proactive Identification of an appropriate investor/buyer, in terms of price and fit
  • Sophisticated company positioning and story telling can drive optimal value
  • High-touch management of M&A or fundraising process
  • Organized, one to many dynamic with buyers/investors, reduce management involvement
  • Consistent and reliable strategic guidance
  • Deep understanding of technology verticals
  • Meticulous preparation before going to market
  • Targeted yet thorough buyer/investor outreach
  • Conservative expectation management with clients
  • Effective and efficient process can yield a desired valuation and high likelihood of close


  • Unstructured, disorganized deal process; Highly inefficient and a major time sink
  • Minimal leverage with only a few options; Leaving other options on the table
  • Huge business distraction with less certainty of close
  • Lack of positioning may lead to lesser valuation
  • Less urgency for buyers, may drag out process
  • Business distraction may affect performance which could decrease valuation
  • Many I don’t know what I don’t know scenarios
  • Reactive to those inbound options vs. being proactive to bring in the right partner


We run a thorough process, creating sophisticated materials, and reach out to a targeted group of potential buyers or investors,
while guiding entrepreneurs through the complex, arduous process of a transaction, that strives to create the highest likelihood of a close,
at the best valuation, while minimizing the entrepreneurs time spent. Our transaction history.





“Without Cyrus and HRC, the transaction that BlackMesh went through would not have been possible. Every step of the way, Cyrus was engaged, proactive, and became part of the team.”

Jason Ford
Co-founder and CTO BlackMesh

“Cyrus from Harbor Ridge Capital is very knowledgeable and easy to work with an expert in his field. I very much enjoyed working with him and his team over the years. He provided valuable expertise for us in the colocation and hosting related M&A space. We highly recommend his services.”

Eric Hulbert
CEO Opus Interactive

“Rook and its partners have been working with Cyrus from Harbor Ridge Capital since 2006 when his former group arranged financing for our predecessor company. We’ve maintained a strong relationship with him over the years and explored various transactions up until the most recent, our acquisition of our largest competitor and market leader, in a highly complex transaction of international scope. Cyrus and HRC were invaluable in guiding us through the various hurdles and challenges of the deal process in route to a successful closing. Thanks to their tireless efforts on the transaction, we dramatically increased our equity value, and moved into position as the clear market leader in our industry, in both volume and service offerings. We plan to continue working with Cyrus for our future M&A needs, and are exploring many exciting potential opportunities already.”

Daniel Law
CEO Rook Media

“BurstNET has been working with Harbor Ridge Capital for nearly two years and it’s been a great experience. In addition to raising our first institutional financing earlier this year, Cyrus and the team have brought significant value to the table outside of the standard scope of work, including referring our current largest customer, advising us on hiring a much need controller, advising us on pushing forward with a financial review, and now, having identified and currently executing on highly accretive add-on acquisitions. I look forward to continuing our working relationship with Harbor Ridge Capital as we continue to grow and have future requirements.”

Shawn Arcus
CEO BurstNET Technologies

The testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is no guarantee of future performance or success.



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