D.A. Davidson & Co. Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Pacific Technology Solutions in Its Sale to MSX International

October 15, 2019

D.A. Davidson & Co. announced today that has served as exclusive financial advisor to Pacific Technology Solutions (PTS) in its sale to MSX International, a leading technology-enabled business process outsourcing company supporting car manufacturers around the world.

Based in Irvine, Calif., and founded in 1996, Pacific Technology Solutions is a leading provider of eLearning, training development and performance improvement software and solutions to the automotive industry. The Company provides comprehensive business solutions to the automotive industry including OEMs and their dealers, as well as aftermarket providers with a deep focus in the aftersales arena. PTS’s customers include the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, distributors, and tier-one suppliers.

“We are pleased to have been able to work with the D.A. Davidson technology investment banking team on this transaction,” said Kamran Jabbari, Co-Founder and Principal of PTS. “Their transaction expertise, coupled with deep experience in the software and eLearning space, helped provide an optimal outcome for shareholders as well as positioning PTS for significant growth as a part of MSX.”

“Kamran, Tony and their team have done a tremendous job growing PTS into a market leader in providing eLearning, software, and other training solutions to the automotive industry,” said Brad Gevurtz, Managing Director at D.A. Davidson. “We are thrilled to have worked with the team and are excited to follow the Company’s growth as a part of MSX.”

D.A. Davidson’s investment banking division is a leading full-service investment bank that offers comprehensive financial advisory and capital markets expertise. The group has extensive transaction experience serving middle market clients worldwide across five industry verticals: consumer, diversified industrials, financial institutions, real estate and technology.

Together with its European strategic partner, MCF Corporate Finance, D.A. Davidson originates and executes transatlantic M&A transactions under the common brand of D.A. Davidson MCF International.

About D.A. Davidson Companies

D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in Montana in 1935, with regional headquarters in Great Falls, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,400 employees and offices in 25 states.

Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services, and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services.

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