Scott-Macon Investment Banking Advises Arbour Group on Recapitalization by Keystone Capital

January 2018

Scott-Macon, an investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, has announced the recapitalization of its client, Arbour Group, LLC, by Keystone Capital. Arbour Group is a leading provider of regulatory compliance services for the global life sciences industry. The transaction, led by Nate Cortright, extends the firm’s track record in the health care, medical and life sciences services sectors.

“Keystone Capital, a long-term, patient investor, is a strong partner for Arbour Group to accelerate growth and take advantage of the consolidation happening in the global regulatory compliance market,” said Nate Cortright, a managing director and head of the Healthcare Group at Scott-Macon. “Keystone Capital’s significant operating experience and growth orientation provide a compelling platform for future growth. We wish them all the best for the future.”

Arbour Group is a leading provider of regulatory compliance services for the global life sciences industry. Arbour specializes in software validation, packaged compliance solutions and software testing/auditing to ensure client compliance with applicable global regulatory bodies such as the US FDA and the EU European Medicines Agency. Arbour partners with name-brand clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device fields both domestically and internationally.

Arbour was originally founded in 1997 as a spin-out of accounting and tax advisory firm AM&G. In addition to its headquarters in the US, Arbour maintains sales offices throughout North America and international locations in Dubai, UAE, and Manila, Philippines.

Keystone Capital, a Chicago-based private equity investor, seeks to deploy personal capital in market-leading, niche companies in close partnership with management. Keystone Capital is a long-term investor with significant operating experience throughout its sectors of interest.

Scott-Macon, an independent investment bank, provides advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, valuation and debt and equity financing to businesses throughout the middle market. The firm leverages the expertise of its team to help clients achieve outcomes that support their objectives and further their strategic goals. Scott-Macon is committed to providing clients with thoughtful and objective advice and building meaningful, durable relationships. Scott-Macon Securities Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC.

Scott-Macon’s Healthcare Group professionals have completed over 200 transactions across a variety of verticals, including medical devices, outsourced services, health care providers and tech-enabled services.

For more information on Scott-Macon’s Healthcare Group and other recent transactions, visit the Healthcare Group section of the Scott-Macon website. Contact Nate Cortright at or " target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">schedule a call to discuss how Scott-Macon can assist you in achieving your business objectives.

Selected Transactions of Healthcare, Medical & Pharmaceutical