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Matthew Bristow

Matthew is a Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor and a federal and state registered investment banker.

Matthew co-founded ClearRidge with Bruce Jones and has a range of banking experience from London, England. Prior to moving to the US and becoming an American citizen, Matthew managed the derivatives trading division of a boutique investment banking, fund management and securities firm in London. Business ventures also took him from his native England to Paris, France working for Group Bull, a leading European information technology company.

Matthew’s last deal in England was with his wife, Lindsey, a Tulsa girl, who wanted to move back home.

Matthew holds Series 62, 63 and 79 securities licenses and is a registered investment banking agent with M&A Securities Group, Inc., member FINRA/SiPC. Matthew earned a Double Honors Degree in Management Economics and French from the University of Leeds, England. 

Matthew is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, is President-Elect of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, an incoming Board member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa and is Past Chair of Rotary's Committee for the Veterans' Entrepreneurship Program through Oklahoma State University's School of Entrepreneurship.

Matthew also writes a bi-weekly column on Corporate Finance for the Journal Record, Oklahoma's statewide daily business newspaper.

Matthew enjoys sailing, running, skiing, cycling, motor racing and most of all spending time with his family.  He represented Great Britain in three Sailing World Championships in the 5o5 class. Email Matthew.
Personal Website:  http://www.clearridgecapital.com/
Recent Articles by Matthew Bristow

When Should You Sign a Letter of Intent?

Why holding off on signing a letter of intent can be advantageous in a sales process.

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    Equicapita's model is to acquire established, private small and medium sized enterprises (“SMEs”) located primarily in Western Canada.
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Any business venture is like Monopoly or any other cash-driven board game. You start with a small amount of cash, with the goal of turning it into a large amount of cash. Your ability to do this is the best test of whether you are adding economic value.

Richard Koch