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Ducker Worldwide Advisors Facilitates Transaction for


Ducker Worldwide Advisors served as the exclusive financial advisor to in their recent acquisition by the Riverside Company, a private equity firm based in Cleveland, Ohio.

David Eberly, Managing Director, led Ducker’s advisory team in the engagement with, a leading global provider of online member communities and web-based membership management software.   “With, we worked as an extension of the management team in the identification of potential investors”, said Eberly.  “Through our research and consulting practice, we have the expertise to develop comprehensive transaction strategies for clients and go beyond the scope of a traditional consulting firm or investment bank.’s acquisition by the Riverside Company is a key example of how we engage as part of the client team to find the optimal investment partners to suit a client’s culture, growth goals, and valuation expectations.”

"Riverside's global experience investing in high-growth software companies will be a strategic asset to our firm as we look to continue our rapid growth domestically and internationally", said William H. Stover Jr., CEO of  "We hired Ducker Worldwide as our advisor based on our confidence that they would connect us with investors that shared our strategic vision and had the right chemistry.  Ducker's advisory team understood our goals, protected our interests, and guided us through a successful close."

About Ducker Worldwide

Ducker Worldwide, a premier consulting, research and financial advisory firm, is driven to help its clients achieve their most ambitious growth goals. Custom market intelligence, strategic consulting and financial advisory services are delivered by fully-engaged Ducker principals and a diverse team of global talent. With exclusive access to industry leaders and opportunities, Ducker applies robust analytics and critical thinking to every engagement, delivering unique, fact-based solutions for our clients – solutions which produce confident decisions to advance growth. Ducker is headquartered in Troy, Mich., with offices around the world, including Paris, Berlin, Bangalore and Shanghai. Founded by William H. Ducker in 1961.  For more information, go to


Founded in 1998, is a leading global provider of online member communities and web-based membership management software for organizations of all types and sizes. Serving nearly 1,000 customers around the globe,’s straightforward, affordable price includes all product features, unlimited members, unlimited administrator seats, unlimited customer support, unlimited training, unlimited data storage, and more. Together,’s social networking and membership software solutions create the complete online member community. To learn more visit

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