Matt Stoner Joins as Partner at Tidal Partners, The Next-Gen Strategic M&A Advisory Boutique

Tidal Partners

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tidal Partners co-founders David Handler and David Neequaye are pleased to announce that Matt Stoner has joined Tidal Partners as Partner.

Stoner joins as a key member of the Tidal Partners leadership team, bringing with him deep banking and advisory expertise, as well as a focus on building the cultural pillars and differentiated recruiting and career pathways within the new firm. Launched in August 2022, the firm’s mission is to drive long-term value creation for its clients against the backdrop of accelerating digital transformation.

“Having worked closely with Matt for over a decade, David and I have seen Matt’s best in class technical and strategic skills, with a strong focus on client success,” said David Neequaye, Co-Founder, Tidal Partners. “We are thrilled to be building Tidal Partners alongside Matt.”

Stoner was most recently at Centerview Partners where he spent 11+ years executing industry defining transactions across sectors and working closely with CEOs, executives, and boards on matters critical to the success of medium to large-cap corporations. Stoner advised on more than $25B in transactions during his time in Centerview’s New York and Palo Alto offices, where he was also integral in organizational management within the firm.

“Joining Tidal Partners represents an incredible opportunity to build from the ground up a new breed of strategic advisory firm, delivering differentiated and bespoke advice to clients on their most complex issues. There are no two people better to do that with than David and David,” says Stoner. “The three of us all agree that core to the firm’s culture is the success of every team member at Tidal across every level of the organization. That’s why we’re creating unique talent pathways that will enable us to grow our team while maintaining the highest bar of intellectual prowess. One of the driving reasons I joined Tidal Partners is the opportunity to change the norm for banking career development, in-turn changing the future of the advisory industry.”

Tidal Partners offers young professionals the opportunity to work closely with partners while gaining exposure to clients, all within a merit-driven culture. This approach is counter to industry norms of development based on time-in-role. Tidal Partners’ proprietary network of partners offers bankers the opportunity to work in investing, venture, and more as individuals decide what career path suits them best.

Tidal Partners is a next-generation M&A strategic advisory boutique driving long-term value creation for its clients against the backdrop of accelerating digital transformation.