Layer 7 is a boutique investment bank focused on providing advisory services to companies within the Software-as-a-Service (B2B, B2C), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Data Centers, Hosting, Cloud), Managed Services (Managed Applications, Managed Infrastructure, Managed Network Services, Managed Security, Outsourced IT), Internet-of-Things and Artificial Intelligence / Robotics verticals.


Our practice has evolved alongside the industries we cover through multiple market cycles, rounds of consolidation and disruption by new entrants. Layer 7’s advisory services include buyside and sellside M&A, strategic planning, valuation analysis and debt capital placement for sector companies and their current and potential investors.


Layer 7 partners with companies and their management teams through principal investments alongside a financial sponsor or on a standalone basis. We have significant experience serving on the boards of both public and private companies. We make both majority and minority investments in early stage companies in our core sectors typically generating $1 million to $5 million of EBITDA. As an independent sponsor, our target transaction size is typically smaller than most growth equity funds in our sectors.