Keystone’s  crafting of the deal to acquire a controlling interest in Israel Berger & Associates Inc. was a masterful act of balance. All participants were able to balance risk, reward, incentive, sacrifice, time horizon and accommodation. It was accomplished by a rigorous intellectual analysis, careful listening and patience. Although the lender’s liquidity was the underpinning of the deal, the equity provided by Keystone themselves, rather than just cash from outsiders, was a key attribute to us at IBA.  It convinced us that Keystone’s intention to be  active participants in nurturing the growth of the company was sincere.  The folks at Keystone are fun to work with, and their experience and strategic thinking is invaluable.