Denver-based Class VI Partners has acquired Spark Growth Strategies, merging Spark with Class VI’s Advisory Services business, forming a new entity, Class VI Pathfinder. Spark CEO and founder Rob Scott will lead Class VI Pathfinder as President, continuing his work helping entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.
“We could not be more excited about welcoming Rob Scott and the Spark Growth Strategies team to Class VI,” said Chris Younger, Managing Director of Class VI Partners. “Our mission at Class VI is to empower the entrepreneurial spirit. Spark greatly enhances our ability to help entrepreneurs develop and execute their growth plans and will become an integral part of our Pathfinder offering. Our Pathfinder solution surrounds entrepreneurs with all the support, expertise, and resources they need to grow, increase valuation, transition, and ultimately take care of their families. We’re eager to announce to entrepreneurs the full scale of what we can do for them with the Spark team now on board.”
Spark Growth Strategies was founded in 2019 to provide integrated sales and marketing services to small and mid-sized businesses and solopreneurs with strategic programs designed to deliver maximum return on investment. Over three years, Spark has worked with more than 100 business owners across the U.S.
“When I founded Spark, our primary mission was to help entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and achieve their dreams. By joining forces with Class VI, we will be able to deliver on that vision like never before,” said Rob Scott.
The Class VI acquisition of Spark includes a significant capital investment enabling a rapid expansion of the company’s offering and team.
Class VI Partners has over its 17-year history closed over $2.5 billion in transactions. With its Family Office, Class VI Partners meets the unique financial needs of entrepreneurs both before and after a sale as they embark on their next adventure. The Class VI Family Office has over $1 billion in assets under management.
In its most recent success, Class VI advised on the $475 million sale of longtime Class VI Advisory Services client NaturVet to Swedencare AB. Class VI Pathfinder was forged to guide entrepreneurs “through the difficult rapids” of business ownership and reach their own uniquely rewarding destination.
Class VI provides middle-market investment banking services, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, corporate advisory, business valuation, and private capital raising services through its affiliate, Class VI Securities, LLC and Member FINRA. Class VI is also affiliated with and offers wealth management services through Class VI Family Office, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisor with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
About Class VI Pathfinder
Class VI Pathfinder offers a range of consulting services and tools to help entrepreneurs navigate the uncharted waters of business ownership and reach their destination, a uniquely rewarding financial future.