Ashish Bhatt founded Next Bridge Advisors (formerly Alignment Acquisitions) in 2008. The firm provides sell-side and buy-side advisory and management consulting services for lower middle market services firms across the US. Recent sell-side advisory clients are in the IT services, architecture, civil engineering, and asset management industries. Recent financial and management consulting clients include a $10m+ architecture firm and a $1m+ health informatics firm.
He started his career as a Business Analyst in the Corporate Development Group at E-Trade Financial, which was responsible for divesting a number of E-Trade’s non-core businesses. Ashish holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, with a focus on entrepreneurship, and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Amherst College.
Michael Minihan Associate
Michael Minihan has been working as an M&A advisor with Next Bridge Advisors since 2014. He previously held financial consulting and client relationship roles for companies in Ireland, Russia and Brazil.
Michael studied Business Studies and Russian in Trinity College Dublin, where he graduated with a distinction. He specialized in Finance. He completed his Masters in Finance at the University of Porto in Portugal.
Dividing his time between Brazil and Argentina, Michael speaks fluent Russian and Portuguese. He has conversational Spanish and Italian.