Ad-Tech M&A Is Back, Thanks To SPAC: Progress Partners’ MacShane

It’s the hot new financing trend for ad-tech companies hoping to go public, but what exactly is a SPAC? Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are becoming a popular way to do an IPO. It is “essentially a shell company set up by investors with the sole purpose of raising money through an IPO to eventually […]


Digital Media Veteran Domenic Venuto Joins Progress Partners as COO

BOSTON – Progress Partners, a full-service merchant bank providing M&A, capital raise and SPAC advisory services for emerging technology and media companies, has named Domenic Venuto to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Venuto joins Progress during a dynamic period in the industry, and as the bank is expanding its offering with a new venture […]


Interactive Audio Ads Ready For Tech Platforms: Progress Partners’ MacShane

BOSTON – The history of online audio is a tale of closed-platform listening. But what if the future was interconnectivity with a suite of advanced audio advertising tools? That is what Nick MacShane believes could pan out. In this video interview with Beet.TV, the founder of media- and tech-focused M&A advisory Progress Partners says the […]


Progress Partners Sees ‘Tectonic’ Shift, Deal Opportunities As Digital And TV Collide

BOSTON – As digital media collide with traditional TV, the result is a tectonic shift that provides opportunities for companies with data, software and other workflow solutions. Playing matchmaker between large incumbents and tech entrepreneurs is Progress Partners, which recently gathered some 275 participants to “talk about the unusual suspects,” according to Davis Rosborough, Investment […]