With a heritage that can be traced to our country's earliest investment bank, Signal Hill is a leading independent advisory boutique devoted to serving the M&A advisory and private capital raising needs of growth companies. Our 70-plus experienced banking team provides deep domain expertise and an unyielding focus on the success of our clients in Internet & Digital Media, Internet Infrastructure, Services and Software. With more than 600 completed transactions and offices in Baltimore, Bangalore, Boston, Mumbai, Nashville, New York, Reston and San Francisco, Signal Hill leverages deep strategic industry and financial sponsor relationships to guide our clients to Greater Outcomes®.
About Our Name and Logo
The Signal Hill name and logo are firmly rooted in the history of both our industry and its founding city of Baltimore. At the turn of the 19th century, Baltimore's harbor was home to a maritime observatory known colloquially as Signal Hill. The observatory served the city's merchant and shipping interests by raising flags signaling the impending arrival of ships to downtown business owners. Alex. Brown & Sons was a leading multinational shipping company at the time, with its signature flag often visible on Signal Hill. From this thriving shipping practice, Alex. Brown launched the first investment-banking firm in the United States, spearheading the country's first initial public offering — of the Baltimore Water Company — in 1804.
As an international firm founded in Baltimore by former top Alex. Brown professionals, we pride ourselves on continuing that legacy of service today.
Our maritime semaphore logo is a reminder that we remain committed to guiding our clients safely and smartly to the full realization of their goals.