Meet Southport Partners

Since 1986, we have been helping technology companies  achieve their corporate development objectives: Acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, company sale, strategic partnerships and raising capital.  

We have worked with Fortune 50 companies and new ventures, and everything in between. 

If you need a trusted partner to help  you get things done, the right way, let’s talk.



Corporate transactions — planning for them and doing them. We will help.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Representing buyers and sellers in corporate business transactions.

Strategic Investments

Transactions involving both an investment and strategic partnership elements.

Raising Capital

Sourcing private market equity and debt for our clients.

Valuations & Strategic Planning

Assisting our clients with valuation assessments and in developing strategic plans.


We've worked with some very big companies, such as...

Leadership Team

Leading our group of Affiliates


Dale McIvor

Founding Partner

Thirty years of helping clients drive their development programs forward, from Fortune 50 companies like IBM as well as smaller exciting technology ventures.



Katherine Watts

Founding Partner

An investment banking professional with big bank experience (Merrill Lynch) and tech boutiques (L.F. Rothschild), plus  corporate development experience at NYSE listed conglomerate (Norton Simon).

Mathew Veedon

Mathew Veedon


A polo player at Yale, a CPA, a CFO, a strategic consultant, and an investment banker with worldly connections. Mathew can plug you into whatever your business needs, from a sound strategy to a successful transaction.

Todd Becker

Todd Becker

Media Specialist

CBS, Sign Storey, Texas Instruments, HP, NextGen Ventures, M.I.T., Sloan School –and more.  In the tech/media world, Todd can build it, fix it, run it, finance it — or help you do those things for  your business.

Technology Investment Banking, Done Right.

We understand technology

We understand strategy

We understand finance

Let us understand your needs and objectives

We will get it done, done right.

Why Choose Southport

We will earn your trust. No objectives other than yours.


We've been in your shoes, running and growing businesses. Plus we've learned how to help clients develop their business. Your business..

Strategic Approach

You need more than objectives and plans. You need a strategy to make it happen. We get that. So will you.

Let's Review Your Requirements

We will listen carefully, in complete confidence, to what you want to accomplish. In short order, we will tell you if we can help you make it happen.

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