M & A Background

1stWEST Mergers & AcquisitionsJohn D. Wagner serves as a Managing Director for 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions and is leading 1stWEST’s lumber, construction, building materials, technology (software) and cannabis / hemp sectors. John has been involved with numerous successful private fund raising events and M&A efforts in his career. ┬áHe served as director of corporate communications and investor relations for BuildNet, where he helped roll up 12 home building software companies; he co-authored the private placement memorandums and an S1 that raised $147 million for BuildNet from Credit Suisse First Boston, Robertson Stephens, GE Capital, SSB, and other investment banks.

Recently, John engaged in the successful sale of two multi-national software companies and efforts to fund the resurrection of baseball manufacturing in Haiti. In 2015-2016, he served as a senior advisor to both BuilderMT and Sales Simplicity in their acquisition by MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway company. Today, John’s special focus is on the lumber and building material sectors, the cannabis / hemp sectors, and software technology providers of all kinds.