Caliber Proudly Supports the Opening of the American Writers Museum

Caliber Advisors is proud to be a corporate sponsor of the Chicago Council for the American Writers Museum’s Pre-Opening Cocktail Reception and Fundraiser which will be held on Friday, May 12.  Guests will be able to explore the museum and its exhibits prior to the grand opening on Tuesday, May 16.


The American Writers Museum is the first national museum in the United States dedicated to engaging the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives.


To learn more about the American Writers Museum, please visit

Caliber Proudly Supports San Diego Venture Group’s BeachHead Fundraising Campaign

Caliber Advisors is proud to support San Diego Venture Group’s BeachHead fundraising campaign. The BeachHead, which is located in the WeWork building in San Francisco, is the first office opened by a city in Silicon Valley and is designed to facilitate collaboration between San Diego entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley’s venture capital community.

For more information about The BeachHead, please visit

Caliber in the Classroom: Jimmy Mar and Dan Rubin Present Lecture on Venture Capital Financing at UCSD

On March 6, 2017, Jimmy Mar and Dan Rubin presented a lecture on venture capital financing to undergraduate candidates at the University of California, San Diego. Specifically, Jimmy and Dan discussed typical preferred stock terms and their impact on the value of a company’s preferred and common shares.

The presentation was part of Caliber’s ongoing effort to educate the next generation of business leaders on valuation and economic issues.

Caliber Advisors Acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to EsGil Corporation in Sale to SAFEbuilt and The Riverside Company

Caliber Advisors, Inc. (“Caliber”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to EsGil Corporation (“EsGil”), a San Diego-based firm which provides building safety regulatory services to public agencies, in connection with its sale to SAFEbuilt, one of the leading providers of community development services in the country, and The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm.


Established in 1979, EsGil provides full-service plan reviews to city, county, and state agencies throughout California and the Western United States. EsGil presently operates the full building inspection departments and serves as the Building Official for six California cities. EsGil also provides on-site staff for the public counter, building inspection, and supervision in these cities, as needed.


Richard Esgate, Founder, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman said “In considering a sale of our company, we retained Caliber Advisors to assist us in evaluating various options and alternatives. Subsequently, our board of directors hired Caliber to conduct the process, negotiate the terms, and guide us through the due diligence and closing process. The Caliber team was highly responsive, very knowledgeable, and shrewd in how they positioned the company and negotiated the terms. They helped us maximize our value as well as meet our strategic objectives. We could not have accomplished this without Caliber and its great group of people.”


Ken Nunes, a Managing Director at Caliber, said “This is truly a win-win transaction and a terrific outcome for the shareholders, management team, and employees of EsGil. We are honored to have partnered with EsGil; we believe the transaction will allow EsGil to realize substantial growth due to the breadth and depth of the combination with SAFEbuilt.”


For more information, please contact:


Ken Nunes
Managing Director


Gerald F. Chew
Managing Director

Ken Nunes Joins Panel of Judges at University of San Diego ACG Cup Competition

In February 2017, Ken Nunes, a Managing Director at Caliber Advisors, was welcomed as a panelist at the ACG Cup competition for the three competing student teams from the University of San Diego. The selected team will go on to compete against approximately ten other Southern California universities, including UCLA, UCSD, UCI and USC. Mr. Nunes was a panelist last year as well, when the USD team took second place behind UCLA at the 2016 Southern California regional competition.

About the ACG Cup

The ACG Cup is a case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity.  Each case study provides students with a unique opportunity to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG community.  The competition is carried out through a series of intra-school and regional competitions, with regional winners awarded the prestigious ACG Cup title and cash awards.