Dinan Capital Advisors (“Dinan”), a leading middle market investment bank, is pleased to announce that its client, Hall Research Technologies, Inc. (“Hall Research” or the “Company”) of Tustin, CA has been acquired by Blackford Capital, LLC (“Blackford”) of Grand Rapids, MI. Dinan served as exclusive financial advisor to Hall Research and its shareholders in this transaction.

Hall Research is a leading designer, engineer, and manufacturer of innovative A/V hardware and software to communicate between A/V sources and A/V displays. As the creators of the device that revolutionized Video over Cat5, the Mini-Cat®, Hall Research has risen to prominence in the Audio/Video industry. Their products are used by every major industry in thousands of installations worldwide. Hall Research supplies cutting-edge video over CATx solutions, matrix switchers, scaling products, and automation products that find extensive application to medical imaging, digital signage, corporate IT, cinema, retail and manufacturing industries, among others.

Blackford is a private equity investment firm that makes majority control investments in founder and family-owned, lower middle-market manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. With a combined 350 years of experience across its team, Blackford prides itself on being a long-term investor with a long history of value creation. Blackford distinguishes itself from other private equity firms by its extensive deal sourcing process, disciplined investment criteria and rigorous business model reconfiguration.

Dinan Capital Advisors is a leading middle market investment bank providing merger & acquisition, capital placement, valuation and other financial advisory services to companies and institutional investors.