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Ed Gehres Joins the True North Mergers & Acquisitions Team as Senior M&A Advisor

True North Mergers & Acquisitions Gets a Technology and Software Industry Professional

MINNEAPOLIS – July 18, 2022 – Erica Gilson, managing director of True North Mergers & Acquisitions, today announced that Ed Gehres has joined the company as a senior mergers & acquisitions advisor.

“Ed has a proven track record of success and first-hand understanding of technology and software companies and their market value, and he has current relationships with private equity,” said Gilson. “With one-third of all M&A deals being software-related, we knew it was important to attract someone like Ed.”

“Ed is highly experienced and well-connected, and he has participated in deal flow across the software and technology industry,” said Gilson. “If you are the founder of a lower middle-market software company, or if you are the trusted advisor to such a founder, Ed and the team at True North Mergers & Acquisitions can help you. From strategic target or suitor identification through due diligence, deal mechanics, closing, and integration planning, we understand what it takes to be successful.”

Prior to joining True North Mergers & Acquisitions, Gehres was involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions, collectively valued at more than $2 billion. He has worked from the strategy and targeting stage, to deal making and due diligence stages, through full business integration of acquired assets.  

“I wanted to join a firm that values founders and understands the important role that trusted advisors play and appreciates the special strategies involved in working with software and IT services companies. For those companies, an exit has to result in an even better future for the company they built,” said Gehres. “I’m eager to combine my West Coast base and my experience and reach in the tech industry with the outstanding resources and national footprint that True North Mergers & Acquisitions has established.”

“The leadership team at True North Mergers & Acquisitions knows what it takes to put the interest of clients first,” said Gehres. “Our values of integrity and honesty align, and it was a no-brainer for me to join the firm.”

Gehres holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a law degree from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Nevada and California.

More information about Gehres and the rest of the True North Mergers & Acquisitions team is available at

Ed Gehres is a senior mergers & acquisitions advisor specializing in the software and information technology industries. He has over 30 years of business experience ranging from Fortune’s global top 10 to start-up companies. Ed has served as a VP and C-level executive for several companies, and is also a transactional attorney with active licenses from both the California and Nevada State Bar Associations.