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  • Writer's pictureCory Cleveland


Are you a business owner at a stage where you need to either raise capital or sell your business but don't know how to evaluate options? You need to listen to this episode!

Today’s guest, Arthur Petropoulos is here to help. His career began on Wall Street at an investment banking firm. Today, Arthur is the founder and managing partner at Hill View Partners.

Hillview Partners focuses exclusively on the sell side and is there for clients through every phase of a deal. Executives turn to Hill View Partners to secure capital or exit or sell businesses.

He takes clients through a complex process. These processes can be challenging to navigate without a solid understanding of the ecosystem.

“Sometimes when you have a gut instinct and it's time to do something, if more time does not give you more certainty about the probabilities of it working out or not, you’re better off just doing it.” — Arthur Petropoulos [0:09:33]

In this episode, Arthur talks about the concept of many expansions and explains how the “ladder of institutional capital works.”

The conversation then delves into the biggest pain points experienced in the M&A space. We learn why Hill View Partners’ approach is to get deals out into the open as soon as possible. Arthur closes by offering advice on managing expectations and key components of a deal.

We hope you enjoy this insightful episode!


  • An overview of Hill View Partners’ areas of expertise.

  • How Arthur got his first investment banking job on Wall Street.

  • The only career regret that Arthur has.

  • The “ladder of institutional capital”.

  • Hill View Partners’ approach to developing seller narratives for their clients.

  • Factors that characterize the private equity world.

  • The importance of acting sooner rather than later when it comes to raising capital.

  • Three of the biggest pain points in the lower middle market M&A world.

  • Managing your expectations when it comes to selling your business.

  • Three key components of an M&A deal.

  • How Hill View Partners maximizes benefits for their clients.

  • Some defining characteristics of the current economic cycle.

  • What Arthur loves about the industry he works in.

  • How the rational exuberance curve works.

  • The importance of the communication strategy around a deal

  • Arthur's favorite books.


Please note that the information contained in this interview is not financial advice but for entertainment purposes. I am not a financial advisor and make no warranties or representations concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained in this interview. I recommend that any and all investment decisions be made with the advice of accredited investment advisors.

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