January 27, 2021

Clearsight Advises 9Gauge in its Acquisition by E78 Partners

Clearsight Advisors, Inc. (“Clearsight” ) is pleased to announce another successful transaction at the convergence of high-end services and technology. Clearsight served as exclusive advisor to 9Gauge Partners, LLC (“9Gauge” or “The Company”) in its acquisition by Element78 Advisors, LLC (“E78 Partners”). This deal underscores Clearsight’s position as a market-leading advisor to innovative, high-end professional services firms.

Austin, TX-based 9Gauge is a trusted business advisory and technology consulting firm that partners with clients at every stage of the business lifecycle to make better, data-driven decisions as they navigate through growth and change. The Company’s dedicated team of consulting professionals is experienced in finance, technology, and operations, with deep industry knowledge in the healthcare and technology sectors, among others. In addition, 9Gauge has received many accolades for its expertise in Adaptive Insights and NetSuite—twice named NetSuite Partner of the Year—and company culture, where it has been recognized by Inc. Magazine and the Austin Business Journal as a “Best Place to Work”. The acquisition of 9Gauge will enable E78 Partners to offer a full suite of services for businesses across the alternative investment marketplace, including private equity and venture capital firms, portfolio companies and other high-growth organizations.

9Gauge Founder and Managing Partner, Brian White, lauded the deal closure saying, “Clearsight’s deep domain experience advising management and technology consulting firms was instrumental in our decision to choose them as an advisor for this transaction. From kickoff to close, the entire Clearsight deal team made themselves available, which gave us the peace of mind as we embarked on this new phase of growth.”

John Rakowski, Clearsight Managing Director, remarked, “We are proud to have advised 9Gauge on this transaction. Brian White and the entire 9Gauge team are dedicated to helping businesses at critical points in their growth cycle to achieve their full potential and we are thrilled to be a part of the next stage of growth for 9Gauge. Their partnership with E78 brings together a set of capabilities, clients, and cultures that creates a true market leader serving private equity firms, their portfolio companies and more. We wish them well in the next stage of their growth journey.”


The Clearsight deal team included John Rakowski, Alex Johnston, Michael Slarve, and Claire Duchene.
For more information on this transaction, see the full press release on PR Newswire.