Case Study

Healthcare Products & Services; Applied Technology & Digital Media; Business & Professional Services
Leading provider of mission-critical, non-discretionary transportation solutions to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, specialty clinics and event venues across Northern California, leveraging a proprietary set of next-generation, web-based solutions to deliver customer cost savings and efficiency.
Cotati, California
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ProTransport-1 founders Mike Sechrist and Elena Whorton retained BlackArch to help prepare and guide the company through a liquidity event and to find an institutional partner who could support the continued growth of the business.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

Other investment banks narrowly defined the company as an ambulance provider, while BlackArch focused on PT-1’s unique margin profile and proprietary technology, establishing a valuation premium of more than 50%. BlackArch held preliminary roadshow meetings between Sechrist and Whorton and potential investors selected for their expertise in the medical transportation space.


Following an in-depth and detailed marketing process, New Heritage Capital, LLC, of Boston was selected to partner with ProTransport-1 and will support the company’s continued growth and key strategic initiatives.

“If you want to have the best group represent you and your company, BlackArch is that group.  During our process, they were consummately professional and extremely knowledgeable on all the details that you need experts to be focused on.  Their hard work helped us exceed the results we expected when we initiated a transaction.  It’s a no-brainer; hire these guys and they’ll take good care of you!”
Mike Sechrist, Co-Founder of Pro Transport-1