Evergreen, CO – January 6, 2016 – 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions LLC, a leading investment banking and M&A advisory service provider, today announced that its Managing Director John D. Wagner served as a senior advisor to Sales Simplicity Software in its acquisition by MiTek®, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Sales Simplicity Software is now a Berkshire Hathaway company and part of the MiTek family of companies.

MiTek Industries, Inc. is a diversified, global business supplying a wide range of engineered products, proprietary business management and design software, and automated equipment sold into the broad construction and industrial end markets.

Sales Simplicity Software is a cloud-based sales automation and CRM system that has the #1 market share position in the residential home building market, serving both single family and multi-family builders.

“Sales Simplicity Software is the second recent transaction in the construction software sector that our Managing Director John D. Wagner has been involved with in the last ten months, and both companies that were acquired achieved top valuation, in large part due to John’s guidance,” commented Ted Rieple, Managing Partner and Founder, 1stWEST M&A.

About 1stWest Mergers & Acquisitions

1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions is full service international investment banking and advisory firm that is focused on the underserved lower middle-market of companies with sales of $10 to $100 million. The firm has built a unique business solutions platform of assisting owners and shareholders in selling their company, acquiring another business or raising growth capital. With Managing Directors in the US, Europe, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. 1stWEST M&A is uniquely positioned to serve its clients around the globe.